All Around Italy

When most think about Sicily, they think of ancient Greek ruins by the bluest of seas; they think of the temples in Agrigento or of the chaotic street markets in Palermo. Yet, there is a quieter side to Sicily: the …

Nestled on the left bank of the river Po, right in the middle of the Pianura Padana, Cremona has one of the richest histories in Northern Italy, sports a lively musical scene and is renowned around the world for its …

Smaller than nearby Lake Maggiore, lesser known than uber-famous Lake Como, Lake Orta is as charming as his bigger brothers and retains a much intimate, more romantic atmosphere. Located in the northern part of Piedmont, Lake Orta sits at the …

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The beautiful region of Veneto, in north east Italy, is mainly famous for Venice, its capital city, yet has a lot more to offer to those who want to explore lesser known areas. Vicenza, located about 50 miles from Venice …

When with the Orofinos, do as the Orofinos. The Orofino family will travel with you as if you were part of their lively Italian family.  On the Orofino’s Stay and Visit Italy tours, guests will STAY in four star hotels …

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Imagine a picture-perfect mountain village, perched at 3600 feet on the sea level, nestled between imposing mountains, green pastures and lush: Sauris, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, is exactly like that and is one of the most beautiful hidden gems of …

Definitely a quieter town than Syracuse or Catania, but not as sleepy as Erice or Monreale, Modica sits perched on a steep hillside. And while it may not have a beautiful sea view like many other Sicilian towns, it has …

On August 5th “La notte della Taranta” music festival began under the starry sky of Salento, or Apulea, an area in the region of Puglia. It’s one of Italy’s biggest festival and one of Europe’s most important events dedicated to …

Hilly, wild and lush with rich Mediterranean vegetation, the island of Ponza’s rugged beauty makes it a perfect spot for a relaxing yet fun seaside vacation. Situated  in the Gulf of Gaeta, it is particularly popular with vacationers from nearby …

You cannot think of Matera without thinking about its caves and rocks: this amazing town, located in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata, is often overlooked and yet, has tons to offer and should be included in everyone’s travel itinerary. …