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Intro to Umbria

Streaming Lectures with Local Tour Guide
Riccardo Fausti

Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

4/23 Geography, Nature, Food & Wine
Umbria uncovered: where to go and what to taste in the Green Heart of Italy

4/24 History & Art
Umbria through centuries: from pre-Roman to Saint Francis, from the Renaissance to the Grand Tour

  Each live lecture will last about 40 minutes + Q&A
You will receive a link after your ticket purchase. Recordings will be available.
A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Italian Cultural Center, San Diego.


Sunset Aperetivo on Venice’s Terraces

Enjoy Venice’s Rooftop Views

Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon featuring some of Venice’s most cherished sights. This walking tour is a must for anyone looking for that incredible vacation photo. Stunning vistas overlooking the Rialto Bridge as well a complete view of St. Mark’s Square await, as well a local aperitivo on one of the most spectacular terraces of the city. This tour is a chance to enjoy the beauty of Venice on both the intimate and grand scale.

Ask your travel designer to include this experience in your itinerary
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Covid-Free, High-Speed Trains Hold Promise for Summer Travel in Italy

From Forbes Magazine

State-run Trenitalia has announced Europe’s first COVID-free, high-speed Fresciarossa train service on its non-stop route between Rome and Milan, the busiest train route in Italy.

Create a Tiramisù-inspired Original Tart
With Italian Pastry Chef
Valerio Barralis
Thursday, April 29 &  Friday, April 30, 2021
8:00 am PST / 11:00 am EST

Learn to make a delicious and refined Tiramisù-inspired original tart imagined especially for ICC and this workshop. Be guided in the practices of Italian and French high patisserie, taught by master pastry chef Valerio Barralis whose credo rests in being able to guide students knowledgeably and patiently.

Open to all levels: whether you are a master pastry chef or a total novice attracted to lovely desserts, this workshop is for you. You can choose to just listen, take in Valerio’s techniques, anecdotes, and secrets, and make the tart later, or you can follow along step-by-step in your kitchen.

A list of ingredients and a detailed recipe, as well as recordings of the two-day workshop will be shared with all participants.

This event is organized by the Italian Cultural Center, San Diego.

Tour Italy from Home

Virtual Tours and Lectures for your Private Party
Learn about Italy before your trip 🙂

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Una Vacanza Italiana
A Vacation for Your Soul
We are booking vacations for the second part of 2021 and 2022, and we are including free rescheduling so that you can be as flexible as needed.
Planning a trip is good for the soul and it will give you something to look forward to 🙂

You can email us, call, or submit your request on our website for a

free consultation
We thank you for any referrals you may want to send our way.


A Piece of Italy for you:
Paintings of Cinque Terre, Florence, Lake Como, and more
Teresa’s paintings are inspired by the beauty of Italy’s landscapes. If you are interested in commissioning her artwork, let us know 🙂  Prices from 150 to $1500 depending on size (acrylics on canvas).

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