italy offbeat things to do

Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm in Tuscany

I was blissfully unaware that there was such a thing called a Cashmere farming. Living in my own world, right?? Well thankfully I had Nora from Chianti Cashmere Goat Farms to help me. Chianti Cashmere is a privately owned goat farm by Dr. Nora Kravis- an American goat whisperer who’s been living in Italy since […]

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Castello della Pieve in Le Marche

On October 4, 1301, Carlo di Valois along with Corso Donati decreed the exile of Dante Alighieri in Castello della Pieve. But what and where is Castello della Pieve?? Only a few kilometers from the small town of Mercatello sul Metauro in Northern Le Marche is this tiny hamlet. It is mysterious, quiet and beautiful. […]

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5 Unmissable Experiences in Le Marche

The whole of Le Marche is nothing short of a dream and if you are looking for unique experiences in Italy, Le Marche should be on your radar. I visited Central Marche in 2017 and Northern Marche in 2018 and some experiences stayed with me forever. I define them under the category of “unmissable things” […]

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Experience Italia: Palazzo Donati in Le Marche

Imagine yourself in a characteristic small Italian town surrounded by classy beautiful interiors, delicious food and friendly people. This was my experience staying at Palazzo Donati in the untouched region of Le Marche. Where is Palazzo Donati?? Palazzo Donati is located in the town of Mercatello sul Metauro (the name is a handful but to […]

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Most Instagram-able Spots in Florence

Our world revolves around Social Media nowadays and if you have read my post on Most Instagram-able Spots in Rome, you would know what I mean! While the whole of Italy is very Instagram-able, I think every city has certain spots where you can catch the best picture for the gram! The best Instagram Spots in Florence […]

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The Medieval "Festa dei Ceri" in Gubbio

Every year on May 15, the town of Gubbio celebrates La Festa dei Ceri. This festival is as old as 8 centuries and loosely translates as Festival of the Candles. But there are no candles in this festival. Instead, you will see huge long wooden sticks or “Ceri” that are part of a wooden base or […]

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Muggia- A Precious Italian Port Town in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Muggia is an Italian port-town in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Overlooking the Bay of Muggia, it is the last of the Istrian towns. Muggia is extremely picturesque and almost devoid of tourists and is a great day trip from Trieste. WHAT TO SEE IN MUGGIA Admire Muggia’s architecture which is highly influenced by […]

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