Our Top Five Travel Tips for Visitors to Italy Featured in SF Examiner

by Vicky - Spirit of Italy Tours on April 25th, 2012

Here are Spirit of Italy Tours' top five travel tips for visitors of Italy which are featured in an article in today's San Francisco Examiner:

-       Enjoy the journey -- Make a plan for the day but be prepared for the wonderful and unexpected visual/aural/nasal ‘detours’ that will spontaneously take your trip in another, worthwhile direction. 

-       Get out of town -– Be sure to make time during your trip to leave the bigger cities to discover the charm of the smaller towns and villages so that you can meander without an itinerary, see the gorgeous countryside and more easily meet the locals.

-       Mangia! -- Seriously, in addition to the history, art and culture, eating in Italy is one of the most “spiritual” experiences you can have. Make sure to eat in a local trattoria at least once during your visit and order a pasta dish and sample local wines. Also, Italian coffee and chocolate is to die for!

-       Chill -- Savor the slower pace and the chimes of the church bells in the countryside that are sometimes the only sound that breaks the silence. Buy some fresh bread and cheese and head to the local piazza with your journal, and write about your experience and enjoy the scenery.

-       Do something -- Think about going on an experiential tour where you engage in an activity that allows you to have a deeper, more intimate experience with the local culture—think olive picking, grape picking, truffle hunting, cooking schools, etc.       

You can read the full article here: http://www.examiner.com/article/five-tips-for-traveling-to-italy-from-tour-expert-vicky-gray-clark#ixzz1t5NCsAKC

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