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October, a Perfect Time for an Italy Vacation

There’s no such thing as a perfect time of year for your Italian vacation. Even in winter you can have a wonderful time in Italy as there’s always some picturesque town or bustling city just waiting to be discovered in whatever weather. But that said, October really is a terrific month for a vacation to Italy. Not only is the weather delightful, blue skies filled with warm sun are still the norm, but there are all sorts of festivals held throughout Italy to be tasted and tried. October is the month for harvesting grapes and making wine, and also when tasty mushrooms like porcini and tartufo (truffles) are in season. Five annual events caught our eye. You may have heard of some of them like the EuroChocolate Festival in Perugia, but we’re guessing that at least one is new to you. Be sure to file this list away when you’re [...]

Join Rome Week, A Social Media Bonanza!

Here’s a great idea from a delightful travel writer/blogger/tweeter, one Karen Byran, who writes the blog Europe a la Carte Travel Blog: Rome Week, a week devoted to suggestions from folks passionate about all travel, this time with a focus on Rome. You can follow the comments at her blog. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow the tweets under the hashtag #romeweek. If you’re not on Twitter, leave a comment below or on Tour Italy Now’s Facebook page and we’ll make sure we pass it along, one either Twitter and on her blog. In the meantime, we wanted to pass along this calendar from Baltimore’s Little Italy, one of our favorites, for this summer. A great resource to check while researching Italy vacation options. Here’s a calendar with dates for St. Anthony’s Festival later this month and the Cinema al Fresca schedule, outdoor movies that run through the summer, [...]