Friday, October 29, 2010
An Insider's Guide to Pisa Italy: Where to Eat, What to See, Where to Shop
One of our favorite Pisans shares a priceless list of what to see and do in Pisa. She tells us about her favorite restaurants, pizzeria and best place for a cup of coffee. Looking to buy leather? She has the place. Also visit one of Pisa's up and coming museums and see a mural by Keith Haring.
Exploring the Province of Pisa: San Miniato, Volterra, Lajatico
This corner of Tuscany has much to offer besides the city of Pisa - there's art, history, truffles, vampires and Andrea Bocelli!
Food and Wine Experiences in Tuscany's Province of Pisa
Tour an artisanal pasta producer, considered to make Italy's best pasta. Visit a small, woman-run vineyard outside San Miniato, specializing in Vin Santo and spumante. Meet a young butcher who marries his love of meat with the arts and community.
Where to Stay in the Province of Pisa: Agriturismos, Hotel and Villa Rentals
Our selection of places to stay in the Pisa province of Tuscany includes an agriturismo that's great for families, a honeymooner's paradise in Pisa, a quirky inn, villa rentals in Andrea Bocelli's
hometown and more.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Alta Cucina is an epicurean society for those who want to explore, share, and celebrate premium Italian cuisine and wines. As a member you will receive invitation to exclusive dinners, free tastings and discounts on products and cooking classes.
Alta Cucina membership is $45 annually, but as a Dream of Italy reader, you can become a member for only $40 and you will receive a FREE welcome package that includes pasta, extra virgin olive oil, chocolates and a book.
To become a member of Alta Cucina, join through Dream of Italy and save $5.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
CiaoBambino.com is giving away a week in a two-bedroom apartment at Al Gelso Bianco, a wine and olive producing estate in the heart of Chianti. The estate is set in a superb, much-sought after location for regional sightseeing with easy access to Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. The week is available in April or October 2011. Comment on this Ciao Bambino blog to enter and learn about other ways to increase your chance of winning.
News of two fantastic Italy travel giveaways crossed my desk today and I wanted to let you know about them so you can enter to win. Who couldn't use a week in Tuscany or a stack full of wonderful Italy travel books?
To get ready for that great Tuscan vacation, you will want to do some reading. Enter this contest over at BecomingItalian.com and you could win a set of these seven awesome Italy travel books:
- La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian,the World's Most Enchanting Language by Dianne Hales
- Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life by Frances Mayes
- 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go by Susan Van Allen
- Fodor's Italy 2011
- Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love by Justine Van Der Leun
- Passion on the Vine: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Family in the Heart of Italy by Sergio Esposito
- Bold Italian by Scott Conant with Joanne McAllister Smart
These authors are generously giving away FIVE sets of their books. Buona Fortuna!