Do you love learning? Me too. Lifelong learner over here. I love doing NEW things. If you want to feel like you “live more” just do more new things. New things get your brain going. If you find yourself in Venice, and you’re too cool for a gondola tour, try making some glass in a Murano glass studio. Not because you love glass objects lying around your house, but because you love learning new things, from people that have already done their 10,000 hours of mastery. Book your glass class with Roberto here.

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Some of our team lives in the Cinque Terre region of Italy — and they are always on the lookout for new/cool/different things that won’t come up in a Google search. One of those places is a very funky B&B set high up in the hills overlooking the bay. It’s on the hiking trail between Levanto and Monterosso. With outdoor space out the wazoo, this is a classic family-run, not-fancy sort of place that is run with passion and a love for the land and region. Full of art and sculptures made by the owner — you’ll get a good taste of the slow life in the heavenly Riviera (for an absolute steal I might add). You can book and browse here.

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That put-your-socks-on autumn feeling is quickly approaching if you’re in the Northern hemisphere. I’m going to share a cozy idea for you. If you’re a foodie, then you should know about Savini Tartufi, which is a family business built solely around truffles in Northern Tuscany, just outside Lucca, an hour drive away. Many of our Cinque Terre trip clients head to Tuscany after their trip with us, because Tuscany is close. A trip to Savini is good anytime of the year — and in this part of Italy they harvest truffles all year round. After a walk in the woods with the truffle dog, you come back to the kitchen and cook and eat … just like any other member of the Savini family.

Image: Savini Tartufi


In the seaside town of Polignano a Mare (in Puglia) at the restaurant that’s carved into the stone, called Grotta Palazzese.



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