A Day Trip to Ponza with Itertours

A long-overdue visit to the stunning island of Ponza.

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Ristorante Sibilla in Tivoli, Italy

After nearly eight years in Italy, I have had some impressive dining experiences but Ristorante Sibilla in Tivoli still managed to steal a piece of my heart with its incredible atmosphere and delightful dishes. I cannot believe it has taken me so long to visit Tivoli, which is only a…

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Day Trip from Rome to Anagni

Taking a day trip from Rome to Anagni puts you in good historical company. When the city temperatures rose, Rome’s emperors would decamp to this hilly town and other nearby breezy villages such as Palestrina. With a breeze flitting through the green countryside, it is a decided fresh escape from…

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The Olive Harvest in Italy

Jimmy thinks I am a little bit crazy, but I told him that one of the reasons that I cannot imagine ever leaving Italy is because of olive oil. New olive oil is something I look forward to every year. And ever since I moved here, I have wanted to…

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Wine Tasting Day Trip from Rome in Frascati, Italy

There are some wonderful wine bars in Rome, but nothing quite compares to raising a glass in the vineyard where it was produced. Luckily, Lazio’s reputation for quality vino is slowly improving and it is more than possible to escape the city for an afternoon at a winery. One of…

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La Sonnina: A Day of Cheese Making in the Roman Countryside

A farmhouse near Rome that offers a range of educational classes (and meals!)

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A day trip from Rome to Palestrina, Lazio

Known for its fresh breezes and expansive archaeological museum, Palestrina makes an easy day trip from Rome.

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A Day Trip From Rome to Narni, the Center of Italy

At Latitude 42.516667 and Longitude 12.516667, Narni claims to be the center of Italy.  The small Umbrian town piles on itself, climbing a hillside overlooking a valley. The town’s location as the geographic center of Italy is approximate. Another town is fighting for the title. But Narni has an even better claim…

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