ITALIAN FIX TRIPS

Friends in High Places

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

women tour group hiking Cinque Terre

 

Isn’t it good to have friends in high places?

High places, as in a pretty balcony dripping with bougainvillea, overlooking the sea?

We could all use a few more friends like that, amiright?

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Our Fave Italian Nooks & Crannies

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

on tour in the Cinque Terre vineyards group photo

 

You don’t usually hear the expression “nooks and crannies” when you’re talking about travel.

After all, travel is about great distances, expansiveness, a broader understanding of the world around us.

But aren’t the moments we truly cherish when we travel the most intimate ones? They’re cozy, singular memories, no matter how big or small the actual space is that they were made in.

When we create our Italian Fix tours, we make sure to fold our favorite Italian nooks and crannies into every itinerary, the places that serve as little “magic moment anchors” throughout the week, the spots that elevate a trip from supermarket vanilla sightseeing checklist to artisanal Sicilian-lemon holiday flavor explosion.

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4 Things We’re Loving Now

by Bianca @ Italian Fix

beach time for Ferragosto in August

 

It’s Ferragosto in Italy, which is synonymous with VACATION in that part of the world.

Almost everyone in the country takes a holiday at this time of year, so if you’re visiting, you’ll find most everything closed in the bigger cities, at least on August 15th but often straight through the entire week.

Italians leave their desks and head to the nearest seaside town (the people who work in the tourist industry in these seaside towns are very much NOT on holiday during Ferragosto, as it’s the busiest week of the year for them). Everything feels festive and relaxed, and the day is second only to Christmas as a time for family, friends, food, and total relaxation — with a whole lot of beach time folded in.

When I think Ferragosto, I think daydreaming by the sea, and so in the spirit of this national holiday, I wanted to share some of the things that were lazily drifting through my head when I myself was lounging on the beach in Sardinia a few weeks ago.

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