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Tuscany Farm Accommodations: Consider an Agriturismo

Tuscany Farm Accommodations: Consider an Agriturismo

When I was living in Italy as an expat, Tuscany became our escape from the hectic and hurried life of Milan. After a few visits, we considered ourselves “locals”, so staying in a tourist hotel was beneath us. That’s when I discovered the Tuscany agriturismo culture.  […]

A Visit to the Baracchi Winery in Umbria

A Visit to the Baracchi Winery in Umbria

As a former Italian expat, I was excited to go back “home” and tour some of the luxury wineries and resorts in Tuscany and Umbria.   When people think Italian wine, their first thought might be the robust Chiantis of Tuscany. Having lived in Italy, […]

A Toast to Travel: Tuscany Food and Wine Trips

A Toast to Travel: Tuscany Food and Wine Trips

A Toast to Travel is proud to announce the launch of two new travel experiences, offering uniquely curated wine and cooking-focused trips throughout Tuscany. Catering to travel enthusiasts, wine lovers, foodies and adventurers alike, A Toast to Travel is a one-stop-shop for those who want […]

36 Hours in Milan

36 Hours in Milan

Since I lived in Milan, I often get asked, “What are the top attractions I should see in Milan?” Milan may be the world’s fashion capital but there’s much more to this city than haute couture. Milan is home to some of Italy’s most famous architecture […]

Lake Como’s Breathtaking Rival: Lago Maggiore

Lake Como’s Breathtaking Rival: Lago Maggiore

When I lived in Italy, my favorite day trip was to Lago Maggiore. While most of our visitors begged to visit the iconic Lake Como, I always insisted a trip to Lake Maggiore would not disappoint. And it never did. While most visitors to Northern […]

Lake Como’s Breathtaking Rival: Lago Maggiore

Lake Como’s Breathtaking Rival: Lago Maggiore

  While most visitors to Northern Italy flock to Lake Como in hopes of catching a glimpse of the island’s most famous resident, George Clooney, many are missing out on what is truly the region’s most impressive lake, Lago Maggiore. Surrounded by mountains and a […]



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