Italy is a country where people still talk face to face, are not glued all day to their cell phones, and are more concerned with the quality of their food than the quality of their broadband internet. It is anything but high tech. However, there have been a number of recent efforts to usher in high tech solutions to various problems, benefitting citizens, the environment, and upping Italy’s less than stellar tech savvy.
Southern Italy is known for many things: stunning coastlines, blue seas, fresh seafood, handmade pasta, and so on; but world class wine is not often at the top of the list. However, in reality southern Italy produces some of the best wines in the country. Campania, the second most southern region in Italy, is home to several excellent wineries which in recent years are being acknowledged by the global wine community.
We are pleased to announce that Travel + Leisure has selected Joyce Falcone the Italian Concierge to be included in their 2015 “A-List” of travel agents specializing in Italy. This prestigious award is one of the highest honors in the travel industry. This year's award marks the 7th consecutive year that Falcone has been named. Auguri!
Visitors to southern Italy are in for a treat, with a new evening exhibition now showing at the ancient city of Pompeii. Pompeii: Un’ Emozione Notturna is running from August 5 to September 27, attracting locals and tourists alike to enjoy the special night tour. Like never before, visitors can tour the preserved Roman city and experience the merging of history, culture, and art.
Summer is here and that means its time to pack your bags! Contrary to widespread belief, having kids doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your travel plans. I am always amazed at how many families with small children I see traveling all over the European continent. While it is clear that Europeans travel more than Americans, with or without children, the addition of new kids programs and family centric vacations has made family travel more accessible than ever.