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The Greater Greece - Magna Grecia

prickly pears Program for a small group (no more than 30 guests): Apulia, Pompeii and Rome. September 13th 2020 Arrival in Bari and transfer to your Hotel Welcome dinner in the Hotel or walking distance Restaurant Overnight. September 14th 2020 Relaxing morning on the beach Sunrise Bath In the afternoon excursion to Alberobello with dinner in a typical restaurant Alberobello Alberobello, famous for its Trulli, is one of the destinations in Puglia included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Alberobello is small town inland from Bari, is undoubtedly the capital of the Trulli : the historic center is completely made of these special pyramid-shaped buildings that make it unique in the world. Our guided tour starts with a hike through the monumental area of the Trulli, where you will come face to face with its origin, humble history,legends, customs and traditions of indigenous people that inhabited Trulli. According to some studies the Trulli of Alberobello d

ROMA, Piazza Navona (Rome, Navona Sq.) - THEN and NOW

enjoy!!! This is a real gift! Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) is a fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy. It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X. Pictures© of ITT Italian Travel Team Navona Square Pope Innocent X Horse Crocodile Piazza Navona - Navona Square today (video by WorldSiteGuides): Public fountains in Rome served multiple purposes: first, they were highly needed sources of water for neighbors in the centuries prior to home plumbing. Second, they were monuments to the papal patrons. Ganges La Plata  Nile Danube The Ganges carries a long oar, representing the river's navigability. The Nile 's head is draped with a loose piece of cloth, meaning that no one at that time knew exactly where the Nile's source was. The Danube touches the Pope's personal coat of arms, since it is the large river closest to Rome. T he Río de la Plata is sitting on a pi

Aperitivo Italiano: Bellini or Spritz?

BELLINI Bellini cocktail Type: Wine cocktail  Served: Straight up without ice  IBA specified ingredients: 10 cl (2 parts) Prosecco 5 cl (1 part) fresh peach purée  Preparation: Pour peach purée into chilled glass, add sparkling wine. Stir gently.  Notes: Traditionally a Bellini uses white peaches for the fruit.  The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. He named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink color reminded him of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini. The drink started as a seasonal specialty at Harry's Bar, a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis and Orson Welles. Later, it also became popular at the bar's New York counterpart. After an entrepreneurial Frenchman set up a business to ship fresh white peach purée to both locations, it became a year-round favorite.  The Bellini is an IBA Official Cocktail

THE PROSECCO HILLS - Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore

Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore  is made from a number of local varieties. The most important is Glera , rustic and vigorous, hazelnut colored shoots and rather large, long, loose, winged bunches, with grapes of a beautiful golden colour surrounded by bright green leaves. It was first mentioned in the area in 1772 in the VIII volume of the Giornale d’Italia. The scholar, Maria Malvolti, speaks of the quality of local grape growing. Clemente e lo spiedo trevigiano Glera gives Valdobbiadene DOCG its basic structure, but small quantities of Glera lunga, Verdiso, Perera and Bianchetta, local varieties, considered of minor importance but precious for completing the wine structure, and Pinot and Chardonnay can be used.  Glera Verdiso has been grown in the area since 1700 and was already well known in the 19th century. It is used to increase the wine’s acidity and flavour.  Perera , also widely available last century, is used to increase fragrance and aroma. For th

In Italy with Antonio

In Italy with Antonio Travel Weekly reporter David Cogswell wrote: portrait of a tour manager as the main man.  "the tour director is the host of the party, a wild sleepover in a moving setting. he is the facilitator of the movement; the solver of problems; the maker of arrangements; a sympathetic ear to the frustrated; a protector of the vulnerable, and a helping hand to the faltering. he must be a little bit teacher, a bit of an entertainer and certainly a leader." Making Mozzarella Italian Gelato - Dessserts Coming Soon Be Surprised About Antonio Food Experiences We Go Everywere Great Wine Producers Amazing Landscapes "I find myself at a loss for words when I think about writing this review for Italian Travel Team.  There are too few of them

Turin, Piedmont

In Italy with Antonio Torino or Turin in english was the First Capital of Italy. What is Turin famous for?  The city has a rich culture and history, being known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Turin is often lauded as 'the Paris of Italy' due to its royal past and majestic architecture. The French House of Savoy moved its capital to Turin in 1562 and embarked on numerous extravagant building projects in the city and its periphery. Kilometres worth of covered arcades to wander around, Turin is one of Europe's most pedestrian-friendly cities ––– &