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  • Attention foodies! Among the goldmine that is Italian cuisine there is a shining jewel that is the region of Emilia-Romagna. You'll surely know its capital Bologna.

    Here they make Italian produce staples Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. But, not content to make some of the finest foodstuffs in the land, they take it to the next level.

    Listen to our chat with Giulia Tamarri (star sign "tortellini) as we discover the delectable dishes you should try when you visit her beautiful region.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/152. Join us on tour in Bologna and Beyond - itinerary here

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  • We're sharing learnings from recent travel experiences so you can build the trip to Italy of your dreams in 2023.

    Host Katy spent 8 weeks in Italy this year traveling to the major tourist zones, favorite off the beaten path towns and regions and places she hadn't yet been to. She traveled with a friend, solo, with her family and on a group tour and shares must know information for your trip next year - where to go, places to avoid, ideas for making the most of your time in busy destinations.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/151

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    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!



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  • Deciding what clothes and outfits to take to Italy is one of the hottest topics in our online Italy Travel Planning community. It seems that this packing conundrum has a lot of travelers stumped so we called in our favorite guide book author and style guru Corinna Cooke for a deep dive into planning what to wear on your trip to Italy.

    Corinna shares all her secrets - from shoes and fabrics to consider to outfit combinations that work. Because we all want to look amazing in our vacation photos, am I right? What better way to celebrate our 150th episode than solving this pressing problem.

    Read the full episode show notes, including must pack items we mentioned on the show here > untolditaly.com/150

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Trying "all the pasta" is something many of us dream about when planning our trips to Italy but few of us come close to achieving that feat. Not so our guest Vicky Bennison who has built a huge following documenting the pasta making prowess of Italy's nonne or grannies on her YouTube channel Pasta Grannies.

    Vicky travels Italy's regions in search of unique pasta dishes made by women with wonderful life stories, documenting their lives and recipes along the way both on video and in her new book, a collection of the recipes featured in the show.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/149

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Wondering what to eat in Venice? The dishes of the lagoon city are inspired by the sea and environment around the city and its cosmopolitan past.

    Learn what to order and where to try the most delicious Venetian dishes thanks to our guest, local resident and cookbook author Valeria Necchio.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/148

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Want to know some Roman secrets? The Eternal City is full of treasures waiting to be explored beyond the obvious attractions. In this special episode, our friend Michele Frolla from Intrepid Italian shares her favorite places in Rome that you may not have heard of.

    This is a special preview of one of our monthly private podcast episodes available exclusively to our Untold Italy Amici members. Also included in your membership are our private group to discuss all your travel plans, discounts on Untold Italy products and input into upcoming podcast episodes > learn more here

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/147

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Italian food and wine is among the world's best. So if you're looking for ideas for gifts to bring back from your trip to Italy, or find those tastes that you crave from trips past, you'll find many, many ideas on this episode.

    Taste Florence founder Toni Mazzaglia joins us and shares her expert tips on the best food and wine products to bring back from Italy and where to find them - from olive oil and balsamic vinegar to amazing herb and spice mixtures.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/146

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Wondering how you can streamline your Italy trip budget? The best way to do that is to take advantage of all the free things you can do when you visit Rome.

    Luckily for us, Rome is one of the world's most incredible open air museums and there are plenty of things to do in the city that won't cost you a cent.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/145

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Nestled in the middle of some of the world's most iconic wine regions, Florence is a great place to start your Tuscan and Italian wine adventures. The city's wine bars offer the opportunity to taste your way around the region's iconic varieties.

    Photographer and sommelier Robbin Gheesling shares her favorite Florentine wine bars - from the fancy to humble - to seek out when you're visiting the Renaissance city.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/144

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Travel and food go hand in hand, especially in Italy where the dishes are local and seasonal - influenced by the terrain and season. And there's no better example of this than in Abruzzo.

    This central Italian region is known for mountains and a stunning coastline so here you'll find rustic country cuisine and delicious seafood.

    Cookbook author Domenica Marchetti joins us to share the delectable dishes of her family's homeland in beautiful Abruzzo. Warning - do not listen to this episode if hungry!

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/143

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Have you ever taken a food tour? They're one of our favorite ways to get to know Italian cities. This is because there is an unshakeable bond between food and culture in Italy across all its regions - from north to south.

    Our guest Lauren Aloise, descended from Italian migrants to the United States, built food tour company Devour Tours to help share with the world the unique and varied food cultures of Europe and their importance to local communities.

    In this episode we hear about the differences in cuisine in Rome, Florence and Venice and how you can try all the iconic local dishes for yourself.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/142

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Matera is one of the world's most ancient and fascinating cities and it's tucked away in a pocket of southern Italy that many people never reach.

    Resident and local guide Paulo Maragliulo joins us to share the many intriguing things to do in Matera, his adopted city. You'll discover that a quick day trip is not enough to uncover the layers of beauty of the old and new cities, the sassi cave dwellings and surrounding countryside.

    Join us in Matera and Puglia in 2023! Discover Puglia's hidden secrets, incredible local cuisine and deep culture with Untold Italy. Our small group tours depart from Bari in May and October 2023 and include a stay in a cave hotel in Matera > Puglia and Matera tour details

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/141

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • People often ask which is the best time of year to travel to Italy. And my answer is always the same - the month that suits you! But if I have to pick favorites then I choose October. Cooler days, harvest activities and fewer crowds are, to me, the ideal conditions for a trip to Italy.

    In this episode you'll discover all my reasons for choosing October as my favorite month and some wonderful places to visit at this time of year.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/140

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Frances Mayes book "Under the Tuscan Sun" and the movie of the same name inspired and continues to inspire thousands of trips to Italy. But what is the town featured in her tales really like?

    We visit Cortona and several other villages in this picturesque pocket of Tuscany with local guide Debora Bresciani to show you that around every corner you can find your very own piece of magic Under the Tuscan Sun.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/139

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • On our recent family trip to Italy, our children asked if they could be on the podcast. After 5 weeks exploring the country from Lake Garda to Capri, Rome, Tuscany and more how could I say no?

    Hear our 8 year old twins describe what they loved about our time in Italy, what was challenging and what they want to see and do next time we take a trip there. You'll also discover why I made them walk down a mountain!

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/138

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Podcast listeners and first time visitors to Italy Laura and Ed wanted some help with planning their much longed for dream trip to Tuscany. So we asked our friend Danielle Oteri from Italy travel experts Feast Travel to do a live trip consultation with them.

    In this session we got to the bottom of their motivation for visiting Tuscany, what they did and didn't want to do and more. Danielle provided lots of suggestions for visiting small towns off the beaten path and wineries to enjoy along the way.

    Watch this video and you'll get lots of tips for your trip to Tuscany Italy - logistics, places to visit, planning your time and more. Danielle is available for trip consultations via the Feast Travel website and you'll find full episode show notes, including places mentioned here >
    untolditaly.com/137

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy travel podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Rome gets very hot in summer but often it's the only time we can travel. So today let's explore how to enjoy your time in the Eternal City when temperatures are soaring with travel tips from Untold Italy host Katy, recently back from spending 8 glorious days in Rome.

    Usually preferring to travel in the cooler shoulder seasons, Katy found ways to make sure her time in the Italian capital was a happy one, regardless of the sweltering heat. Listen to hear the 9 ways you can stay cool and enjoy Rome in summer.

    You'll find full episode show notes with websites and places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/136

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy travel podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Puglia in the south of Italy is becoming well known for its beaches, delicious food and interesting architecture. But what do we know about its ancient and fascinating past?

    Hear local guide Paulo Maragliulo share the stories and history of the pilgrim routes travelers followed that pass through Puglia on the way to Jerusalem. You'll be amazed at the connections forged over centuries through a tradition of travel and commerce along these important trails.

    Join us in Puglia in 2023! Discover Puglia's hidden secrets, incredible local cuisine and deep culture with Untold Italy. Our small group tours depart from Bari in May and October 2023 > Puglia tour details

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/135

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Europe is renowned for palaces and castles but perhaps we don't immediately think we'll find them in Italy. That's because they're hiding in plain sight near the royal city of Turin in the northern region of Piedmont. Here they wrote the book on building stunning royal abodes complete with chandeliers, sweeping staircases and opulent furnishings. Not to mention that they've survived wars and revolutions relatively unscathed.

    Hear local guide Carlotta Muti tell the stories of the Italian royal family and their architectural prowess as she reveals just some of the beautiful properties you can step inside when you visit the royal region of Piedmont.

    Tour the Piedmont region - known for luxury wine, truffles, chocolate and of course palaces - with Untold Italy in October 2022 and May 2023. On our small group tour you'll discover the rich history of this lesser known region and it's delicious and decadent cuisine > Piedmont tour details

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/134

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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  • Liguria is a mountainous region that also has a natural border on the Ligurian Sea. Most people know the region for its picturesque Cinque Terre towns but the unique topography is also responsible for some of the most interesting and delicious produce and wine in Italy.

    Our guest Enrica Manzoni has a passion for the wonderful produce of the region. So much so that she made creating and documenting recipes with it her job. Join us to discover what you should eat when you visit Liguria.

    Read the full episode show notes, including places mentioned here > untolditaly.com/133

    Want a deeper connection with Italy and help to plan your travels? Join the friends of the podcast here > untolditaly.com/amici

    The Untold Italy podcast is an independent production. Podcast Editing, Audio Production and Website Development by Mark Hatter. Production Assistance and Content Writing by the other Katie Clarke - yes there are two of us!

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