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Easter in Italy — it’s a thing. A real thing. Incredible processions in all the towns and cities. Off-season travel is yours — but Easter is the official start of the tourist season in Italy. That means you’ll find even the sleepy “closed all winter” villages open with all their services.  Some towns have bigger plans for Easter — one town in Sicily has 2000 people participating in the procession and the party lasts for a week. Do your research before you go — and like I’ve been saying for months — if you’re traveling in 2022 do not delay your bookings. The 2022 season is special and you’ll need advance bookings. Our list of dates is coming via email. Watch for it! Decide if “Italy 2022” is on your radar — and if it is — snatch up one of our trips. You can do that for just a $495 deposit and nothing else for now. Be ready!

Image Credit: Monica Kelly

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Taormina + Other Titillating Topics

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

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Renting a vespa, and cruising! Look, please don’t go to Rome and rent a scooter. I love you too much for that recommendation. But, please go rent a scooter or Vespa in a quieter place. Like an Italian island — THAT is perfect. Or a Tuscan village and the countryside. ALSO perfect. You can just rent one for a day or two. It’s ridiculously fun and you feel younger instantly. Don’t forget, you can also find some other wheels in Italy that, well, have more wheels (but are still “let your hair down and laugh” kind of fun). In Matera look for the Ape Calessino tours (they’re something like an Italian tuk-tuk). In Capri they have convertible taxis with striped umbrella style canvas roofs. Another reason why I call Italy “cheap therapy”.

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Almond Granita & a Puglian Paradise

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

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This is dreamboard style shizzle ‘cause during peak season these rates are absurd at over 2k a night. But DANG — there’s a whole lotta sizzle in this shizzle. Borgo Egnazia has won numerous awards like #1 resort in Italy, and happily bounces on the lists of the top stays in Europe (it’s like a small town with 6 restaurants). It’s a destination in itself, but then again, Puglia is a destination to roam more than once. I love this area — forever enchanted every time I’m there.

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