Staycay or vacation in Italy? Top 8 On Instagram

Welcome new followers and thanks to the old ones too who continue to like, comment and share our posts. Additionally, we love the tags, so be sure to check out the Instagram highlights to see the posts that we’ve shared. While we hope that Italy will welcome more foreigners to help jumpstart summer tourism, locals can still help support these businesses in the meantime. To all of our Italian or living in Italy readers, why not book a staycay in Italy to help support local businesses? And, for the rest of you, follow these businesses and start planning your next vacation in Italy! Here’s this month’s Top 8:

VAGO Cycling

First of all, it’s a great time to enjoy the warmer temperatures with your family or friends. Why not try a private bike tour with VAGO that promote a slow and sustainable tourism that supports local communities protecting traditions and cultural heritage. Choose from Parma and the Food Valley; Stelvio Pass; or Abruzzo.

VAGO Cycling

Opera02 (Modena)

Next, Opera02 is a winery and cellar; and resort with two restaurants. Chairman, Enrico Montanari says: The faces you see are the face of Opera|02: a heterogeneous group of people united by the common pursuit of excellence: service excellence; excellence of raw materials, and our territory. Their research never ends and is dedicated by a common denominator, passion. Be sure to visit their beautiful website, to learn more.


Number 18 Casa di Campagna (Alessandria)

Thirdly, Mark and Sara’s vacation rental is a beautiful, newly refurbished barn that will sleep up to 8 people. Located in Monferrato, wine and food lovers will enjoy this countryside retreat that is only 20 minutes from Asti.  Visit area wineries or attend wine tastings, go on a private truffle hunt and reward your inner foodie at one of the nearby restaurants. There are plenty of activities too for the nature lover.

Number 18

In Vespino con Benjamino

Next, leave your worries behind and travel through Tuscany on a Vespa. Your 7 day road trip will take you through the Tuscan hills, over historic hills and vineyards. Your guide, Benjamin is committed to ‘slow tourism’. En route, his guests stay in luxurious villas and enjoy visiting and dining in authentic villages like: Lucca, San Gimignano, and Volterra. The tour ends in Pisa.

In Vespino

Villa Bettoni (Bogliaco di Gargnano)

Next — situated on Lake Garda, Villa Bettoni is a 17th century historic home where the descendants of the Bettoni Cazzago family still live. It is the ideal location for weddings, ceremonies, private parties, corporate events and meetings. Or, go for a tour and be amazed by the frescoes, statues, furniture, paintings, library and monumental gardens.

Villa Bettoni

Italian with Davide

Davide began teaching Italian online five years ago so that he could spread his love for the Italian language to as many people as possible worldwide. Initially some of his first students were expats living in Italy, but he has quickly grown to have had over 5000 students from over 80 countries. Furthermore, you will find courses for both beginners and intermediate level learners, plus a helpful blog with practical tips.

Italian with Davide

Baglio Anaste (Sicily)

Furthermore, Baglio Anastè was born as a residence of the Colomba family in the IX century. In 1993. the Di Bartolo-Bertolazzi family bought it to spend holidays and weekends with friends. Soon after, they decided to share their home with others and it became the first  b & b in the province of Trapani. Baglio Anastè is the ideal place to spend a stay between sea, culture, tradition and leisure.

Baglio Anaste

Il Vicoletto del Gusto (Limigiano)

Lasly, Il Vicoletto del Gusto (located near the Montefalco wine region in Umbria) is a small restaurant that has received over 100 excellent or ‘very good’ reviews. That means a lot when it comes to food because there’s no better PR than word of mouth. As a matter of fact. Il Vicoletto del Gusto does not have a website. Head to their Instagram account and be directed straight to their menu. Or, if you need more details and directions, ‘like’ their Facebook page. They are dedicated to the 0 KM diet offering high quality products; long leavening, wood oven pizza and gourmet flavors.

Il Vicoletto del gusto

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