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Travel Tips From Rome’s Best Guide

A&B has been escorting travelers across the Italian Peninsula for over a decade. We have been extremely fortunate to have in Rome one of our highest rated guides: Francesco Miglio. His touring company is a family business with mother, father,

Common Expressions Used by Italians

Parla Italiano? Here are eight common expressions used by Italians that you can learn and weave into your holiday Italian to make you sound just like a local. Che ne so When asked a question that they cannot answer, Italians

Ten Mistakes Tourists make Traveling to Italy…

Ten Mistakes Tourists make Traveling to Italy… 1. Over Planning and Over Scheduling Italy does not run like clockwork so don’t expect everything to go smoothly, especially if you’ve made yourself a tight schedule. Leave some time for hanging out

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 (2015) – Vino d’Italia

Wine Spectator’s 2015 rating of the Top 100 Wines of the World includes 18 selections from Italy. Ranging in price from $195 per 750 ml bottle to $20 (Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna) the group includes both fine and value

Five Myths About Bella Italia

From USA Today: “Italy may well be the European destination most beloved by American travelers. But stereotypes and misconceptions persist about the country. Here are five myths about Italy that should be laid to rest. 1. When you visit Italy,

Before You Go… A&B’s Pre-Departure Checklist

Any overseas trip requires planning. But some ‘third world’ destinations require a lot prep than the simple hop across the pond to Europa. Here is the A&B list of 8 important items to cross off your pre-departure checklist. 1. Be

Five of Firenze’s Best Gelato Shops…

“Gelato is to Florence like Starbucks is to Seattle- there is a strong gelato culture with a shop nearly every 20 meters! Florence is a tiny city- a village I like to say. You can walk from one end of

Burano, Jewel of Venetian Lagoon

It goes without saying that Venice is a must-visit place for any traveller within its proximity, but it would be unthinkable now to visit this unique place without taking a water bus over to the little island of Burano –

Rome ‘Insider-only’ restaurants by Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta

Departures recently spoke to Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta about her Rome ‘insider- only’ spots that are unfailingly to die for. She is the culinary force behind, and owner of, Manhattan’s teeny little East Village trattoria/enoteca II Posto Accanto, the Rome-born

‘Picture Perfect’ Italian Port Towns

A short list of some of the more picturesque coastal towns of ‘Bella Italia’… PORTO SANTO STEFANO -Tuscany This gorgeous Tuscan port town—just minutes away from L’Argentario and a quick ferry ride to Giglio Island—features a must-see ancient fortress that

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