CICERO No.1, Feb 2012 – Anno MMXII, Vol. 3

Trips 2 Italy BlogCICERO No. 1 - Anno MMXII Travel Newsletter of Italy
February 2012 - Vol. 3

Dear Trips2Italy’s Friends,

As winter’s images are still vivid in our eyes and all our New Year's resolutions for 2012 are fresh in our minds, I would like to wish you all the best for this New Year and tickle your curiosity for your next travel. Italy, as always, will be ready to welcome you with a variety of adventurous propositions and unforgettable treasures.
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Val Di Non: Place of the Queen Apple of Italy


When one says apple in Italy one immediately thinks of Val di Non in Trentino Alto Adige. Ten percent of the entire production of apples in Italy comes from this area. “Golden Delicious”, “Red Delicious” and “Rennet” are only a few of the types you will be able to taste in this beautiful valley, either fresh or in various delicatessens such as the characteristic and delicious apple strudel.   Continue reading "Val Di Non: Place of the Queen Apple of Italy"

San Daniele Ham : A Celebration of Flavors in Friuli Venezia Giulia!

Land of the Romans, Lombards, Venetians and the Habsburgs the Friuli Venezia Giulia region is a hidden treasure to be discovered for its history, customs and hospitable people. Let us focus on a beautiful and charming small town called San Daniele which is said to be the place where the perfect Friulan dialect is spoken and for this, it is also known as the “Little Sienna” (Siena, Tuscany the cradle of the Italian language) . Continue reading "San Daniele Ham : A Celebration of Flavors in Friuli Venezia Giulia!"

Fontina Cheese: Taste a Slice of Aosta Valley

The Fontina is a DOP cheese which means that it has the Denomination of Protected Origin in all of the European Union and around the world, a classification that today guarantees at a European level the respect for strict production regulations and allows for the maintenance of the cheese's specific and organoleptic qualities, as well as its centuries-old tradition. In fact, the “Fontina Valdostana” is exclusively produced with whole, not pasteurized milk of bovines of Aosta Valley which must and traditionally feed directly on the high pastures of the surrounding mountains. Continue reading "Fontina Cheese: Taste a Slice of Aosta Valley"

Capo Vaticano: white beaches and blue sea of Calabria

Ever considered Italy for your next seaside destination or simply do like the Italians do the “dolce far niente” which literally translates to “sweet doing nothing”, if you know what we mean? Whether you have or have not, let us suggest the coast that goes from Tropea to Capo Vaticano, in the province of Vibo Valentia which stretches along the Tyrrhenian coast. The scenery will leave you astonished with its mesmerizing beaches and sandbars between the mountains.
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