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Food tours in Italy: 5 reasons to book one

Food tours in Italy: 5 reasons to book one

When we recommend half-day food tours in Italy to our travelers, their first reaction is usually: What’s a food tour? A food tour is essentially a guided walking tour that lasts a few hours and centers around tasting local foods of the place. The guide pre-plans stops (usually around 4-5) giving visitors tastes of each food…

Using cell phones in Italy: dos and don’ts

Using cell phones in Italy: dos and don’ts

After we finish booking the hotels, activities, and restaurants for our travelers, we send them a pre-trip checklist. This list includes advice on packing, technology, guidebooks, phrase books, travel insurance, driving, and more. We make sure that they leave for Italy prepared! Also on that list: using cell phones in Italy. Here are our dos…


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