Since our first visit to Tredozio, Italy in June of 2013, I’ve dreamed of a return to this serene village of Emilia-Romagna in the Apennine mountains. During our April trip to Italy, my dream was fulfilled. We once again enjoyed the hospitality of our host at Torre Fantini (you may remember reading about our stay here in 2013) and were royally welcomed at another lovely estate in the EsteVillas portfolio of holiday rentals, Villa La Collina.
It’s not a secret that I fell in love with the Emilia-Romagna and Puglia regions of Italy last year. As in Puglia, in Emilia-Romagna we met many wonderful people who were friendly, helpful, and very understanding of our extremely limited Italian language skills. Now I want to highlight some of the things you can do when you visit Emilia-Romagna to make it special for you, too.
Thanks to Agata Mleczko for letting me share my stories of getting hands-on experiences in Emilia-Romagna with her readers on the Null N Full website. I’ve written about some of the highlights in previous posts on Traveling with Sweeney, but you’ll find new photos and insights in the article on…
It was a whirlwind of a day trip to Ferrara, Italy from our base in Verucchio. We started out early for our 2-hour drive to Ferrara, 90 miles to the north (about 30 miles from Bologna). We left the driving to our Italian blogger friend, Alessandra Catania…
Settimana del Buonvivere (Week of Good Living) is an annual event conceived by Monica Fantini, Director of Legacoop Forlì-Cesena. Our group of seven international women bloggers enjoyed a customized version of Settimana del Buon Vivere in our Buonvivere blog tour of the Forli-Cesena province.
The rains of the previous day had brought out the rich green of the Castelbolognese hills of the Apennines and covered the area with a foggy haze that gave the passing scenery a mysterious and dramatic look.
Our day had begun with an architecture and history tour in the city of Forli (more to come about that) and we were on our way to what our blog project leader, Italian blogger Alessandra Catania, said was a “surprise” for lunch.
One of the highlights of our Settimana del Buon Vivere (Week of Good Living) blog tour was an afternoon and early evening spent at Altavita vineyards in Cesena, Italy. The winery’s name comes from “Alla Vita!” meaning a toast “to life!”,