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Grappa – Italy’s Favorite Digestif

The most famous, and most popular, after dinner drink in Northeastern Italy is grappa. We introduce it in many ways to our guests on our walking tours and private cycling adventures – served as a digestivo, to aid in the … Continue reading

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Paarlbrot – Traditional Bread from the Venosta Valley

The first few days of our Bike the Wine Roads of Trentino-Alto Adige tour is spent in the lovely Val Venosta, or Vinschgau Valley. This is the upper part of the Adige river valley, running west to east from the … Continue reading

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Torta di Nocciole – Hazelnut Cake from Piedmont

Located in the northwest corner of Italy, and isolated from much of Europe by the mountains of the Alps is the region of Piedmont. The second largest region in Italy, with it’s capital of Turin/Torino, Piedmont’s position between the sea … Continue reading

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Exploring Castelfranco Veneto – Wine and Radicchio in an Historic Walled City

Surrounded by majestic medieval walls, some of the best preserved in all of Italy, the town of Castelfranco Veneto is a destination we visit often on our cycling tours in the Veneto. It’s called Castelfranco Veneto to differentiate it from … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Dining Well – and Cheaply – in Venice

A destination we visit yearly on our cycling and walking tours, Venice has fascinated travelers from all over the world for hundreds of years. Built on more than 100 small islands in the midst of marshy lagoon in the Adriatic … Continue reading

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