Summer 2017 Irpinia Food & Wine Tour

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Summer 2017 Irpinia Food & Wine Tour

Christian Galliani's signature wine tour of Southern Italy's Irpinia region which, unlike the rest of Italy, is cool and dry in July. Sit down and taste wine with the winemakers themselves, eat at Slow Food restaurants, Michelin starred Marenná and spend 2 days in Naples.

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Live in Italy For One Week

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Live in Italy For One Week

Instead of taking a tour of Italy, this is your chance to live in Italy. For one week, you'll see how the past meets the present, eat the true Mediterranean diet and be safely in the care of an Italian family. 

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Castellabate: Italy's Most Beautiful Village

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Castellabate: Italy's Most Beautiful Village

Swim at the beach of Santa Maria Castellabate on the Cilento coast, then explore the medieval streets of Borgo Castellabate, a UNESCO World Heritage site also named one of Italy's Most Beautiful Villages where tour guests discovered an abandoned chapel.

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Cannoli class at Egidio's Pastry Shop

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Cannoli class at Egidio's Pastry Shop

Egidio's Pastry shop has been in business since 1912. Join Feast On History for a cannoli class with baker Carmela Lucciola in this historic Southern Italian style bakery in the Bronx's Little Italy neighborhood. 

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Discovering Irpinia for Dream of Italy newsletter

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Discovering Irpinia for Dream of Italy newsletter

My feature for Kathy McCabe's November Dream of Italy newsletter is all about Irpinia, the cool, lush region east of Naples. Food and wine lovers will find paradise in this sub-region of Campania that offers the best of ancient and contemporary Italy.

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Italy's Largest Art Museum

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Italy's Largest Art Museum

The Museo di Capodimonte in Naples is the largest art museum in Italy. Housed inside a former Bourbon Palace in the center of a public park, the museum is full of treasures, but not crowds of tourists.

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Tears of Parthenope

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Tears of Parthenope

The "Tears of Parthenope" necklace by Treasure of the Sirens creator Rita J. King was inspired by the mythical founder of Naples.

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Madonna of the Pomegranate

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Madonna of the Pomegranate

In Italy pomegranates rather than pumpkins are a sign of fall. In the Cilento region of Southern Italy where Greek ruins are everywhere, pomegranates recall the cult of Hera which later became the Madonna of the Pomegranate.

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Irpinia is the new Tuscany

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Irpinia is the new Tuscany

When Chianti is scorching hot and crowded, Irpinia is lush, green and cool with hardly a tour bus in sight. See why Irpinia, with 4 DOCG wine varietals, is Italy's best destination for summer wine tours.

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