Where to escape, eat and indulge: End of Summer Newsletter

Where to escape, eat and indulge: End of Summer Newsletter

Top travel articles, travel designer insider tips and events
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From AFAR Magazine
" …head for under-the-radar islands and towns that offer all the ancient history with none of the modern mobs "

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So many festivals, so much to see and indulge in. Here's a snapshot of upcoming festivals and events:

Festa della Cipolla Onion Festival San Pietro al Tanagro  August 30-31
Festival del Prosciutto Ham Festival Parma September 6-15
Chianti Classico Wine Festival Chianti September 5th to 8th
Garda Classic Car Show Bardolino September 14-15th
Bardolino Grape and Wine Festival Bardolino October 3-7
L'Eroica Vintage Bicycle Race and Festival Chianti October 6
Forme Festival and World Cheese Awards Bergamo October 17-19
Eurochocolate Perugia October 18-27
Cuneo National Chestnut Fair Piedmont October 18-20
MiVEG Festival Vegan a Milano Milan October 19-20
Sagra del Tordo Medieval Festival Tuscany October 26-27
Cioccolatò Chocolate Festival Turin November 8-17
White Truffle Festival San Miniato November 9,10, 16, 17, 23, 24
Milan Coffee Festival Milan November 30 – December 2

Contact Cultural Italy for tickets and more insider tips.

Island Luxury
Insider Tip: Live on Island Time
With breathtaking views of the entire Aoelian Islands, Therasia Resort Sea and Spa offers 5 star luxury amenities on the island of Vulcano. Open seasonally from April through October, the resort offers an atmosphere of well-being. Their rich dining options include a Michelin starred restaurant, and choices of locally sourced fresh seafood, authentic cuisine and fresh local ingredients. The Wellness Spa offers sunset massages, herbal bath therapies, volcanic mud wraps and a variety of treatments intended to bring peace and tranquility to body and mind. Their infinity pools overlooking the beauty of the Mediterranean offer a perfect location to relax and renew. Excursions to nearby mud baths, dive spots and other islands are available, but Therasia Resort Sea and Spa gives guests so many reasons to just... stay.

Find Yourself Here
Tropea: Italy's Best Beach
From the blog: White sand, crystal clear water, spectacular rocky cliff and a lot of history.

  Add this to a stop in our Grand Tour.

Events and Concerts

Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro August 8- 20

The Stresa Festival features classical and jazz concerts at venues on Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta through September 8th

The 65th Puccini Opera Festival in Tuscany through August 24th

Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento features world-famous conductors Nicola Paszkowski and Arvo Volmer click here

Como International Music Festival through September 8th

Roberto Bolle & Friends Ballet Naples September 6-9th

Movies in Concert in Rome through 2019: Enjoy some of the most breathtaking and iconic movie soundtracks performed live at Chiesa Evangelica Valdese.

Verdi Festival Parma September 26-October 20th

Carmen at Opera di Firenze Florence
October 13,15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 25

Ocean Film Festival: Featuring films from around the world October Multiple Cities/Dates

French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie Chopin Concert Venice October 28

Patti Smith Pavia December 5

 We will be featuring upcoming Holiday concerts and schedules in our next newsletter.

Contact our Travel Designers for the latest offerings.
Step Back in Time
Did You Know...
The largest lake island located on Lake Iseo, Monte Isola has no cars on the island, making this a destination taking you back in time.  At about 4.9 square miles and population around 1100, public bus transportation can take you around the island. But some destinations are only accessible walking, bicycling or driving scooters. One of these, Madonna della Ceriola, is at the highest point of the island.  Pass through ancient fishing villages to see fisherman building their fishing and hunting nets. Follow the olive trees to the south to visit Sensole. Find Siviano and nearby Martinengo Tower. In September, the streets are decorated with flowers during Holy Cross week.

Visit here in Italian Lake’s Pure Enchantment Tour

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Vacations For the Soul
" Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you."
~Anthony Bourdain~

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