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5 Top Italian Destinations To Beat The Crowds

Visiting Lake Como, Venice or Cinque Terre at during the summer high season comes with a price; fighting hordes of travelers. Instead of adding to the overcrowding and over-touristing of certain cities and islands that are of course popular for a reason, Discover Your Italy offers not as crowded but still just as majestic perfect alternatives for your Italian summer vacation. Matteo Della Grazia, owner of Discover Your Italy a boutique travel outfitter known for leading you to discover and experience the "true Italy", suggests  charming Italian holiday locations including Lake Maggiore, Italian Riviera, Lecce and Siracusa.


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Five Hidden Gems of Italy

Based in Perugia, Italy, and founded in 2007, Discover Your Italy was born from a passion for travel and a genuine love of the country. Owned and operated by Italian husband and wife team of Matteo Della Grazia and Daniela Mencarelli, Discover Your Italy offers clients the opportunity to immerse themselves in the country as a local through the people and their traditions. With over-tourism becoming a desperate situation in many of Italy’s most well-known destinations (think Cinque Terre and Venice), Discover Your Italy,is encouraging travelers to look past the country’s famous locales and explore the “not-so-popular” ones: Lecce instead of Florence, Treviso instead of Venice, Italian Riviera (Liguria) instead of Cinque Terre, Siracusa instead of Taormina, Lake Maggiore instead of Lake Como. These lesser known gems still evoke the same wonder, elegance and history as your favorite Italian hot-spots, just sans crowds.


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Culinary Travel Sees A Growing Tour Menu

Matteo Della Grazia, owner of the boutique tour company Discover Your Italy, says he is witnessing an increasing interest from foreign tourists in discovering Italian local food producers. The participants learn about the production process through guided visits, cooking classes and tastings. Some examples include cheese makers in Piedmont, pistachio growers and tuna processors in Sicily, bakers in Sicily and Matera, grappa distillers near Venice.  


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Hello Italy: My Top 6 Tips for Traveling to Italy

"Hello Whitney" is a Fashion & Lifestyle Blog and its top six tips for traveling to Italy include contacting Matteo and his team  (Discover your Italy, an Italian-based boutique company that specializes in crafting very individualized packages depending on clients’ budgets, interests, and needs) for an experience of a lifetime! He’s also one of Travel + Leisure “best travel agents for Europe”!


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Catch the Latest Summer Travel Trends

MULTIGENERATIONAL VACATION Families are deciding to broaden the experience and travel with extended family. The secret to success for multigenerational trips: a good balance of activities that combine the interests of each family member no matter their age. Discover Your Italy, a boutique tour operator known for delivering the “Italians Italy,” has perfected the art of crafting bespoke custom journeys; from touring The Colosseum, The Vatican and buzzing through Rome by Vespa, to wine tasting in the Chianti countryside and a private visit to a Chocolate Laboratory in Turin.


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Beyond Positano: This Is Where Italian Locals Go to Escape the Crowds

Few countries give us carefree summer yearnings like Italy does. Therein lies the problem: We're not the only ones who have the brilliant idea to travel to Venice, Positano, or Lake Como in the dead of summer—and the swarms of tourists are scary to brave. But Italians know just where to go to escape the crowd and Matteo Della Grazia, owner of Discover Your Italy, a boutique travel outfitter known for showcasing the "Italian's Italy," is encouraging travelers to explore some of the country's lesser-known destinations. His suggestions to avoid the crowd include cities like Ischia, Lecce, Treviso, Santa Margherita Ligure, Siracusa and Lake Maggiore.


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Eating and Drinking Your Way Through A Trip, and Learning Something in the Process

Discover Your Italy has begun designing private hiking and skiing itineraries in the Dolomites around their favorite rifugi, or Alpine huts, a modest term for a growing network of rustic restaurants with refined food.


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Trailblazing Luxury

Via Ferrata, Italy

World War I soldiers built the Via Ferrata, or Iron Road—a system of cables, ladders, and tunnels that string through Italy’s Dolomites—to help them navigate the mountainous front line between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy. Though they look daunting, the trails allow a wide range of hikers to access some of the Dolomites’ most dramatic, beautiful limestone peaks. And a trek in the Dolomites isn’t complete without a visit to a rifugio, the Alpine huts that dot the mountains, providing meals to hikers on the go. Discover Your Italy designs custom walking, hiking, and food tours with local Alpine guides. A good place to start is the Via Ferrata Maximilian, which traverses the Denti di Terrarossa ridge and provides excellent views of the Alpe di Siusi (the largest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe) and the peaks beyond. The route isn’t technically demanding, but a sure foot and a steady head are essential.  


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Discover Your Italy Puts Beautiful Music in Traveler’s Hearts

Known for showcasing the “Italian’s Italy,” boutique travel outfitter Fuoritinerario – Discover Your Italy offers two new musical journeys inspired by upcoming festivals. This travel season, celebrate the masters Verdi and Puccini. BOCELLI & PUCCINI FESTIVAL July 29 – August 4, 2018 This six-night journey offers all the splendor that Tuscany has to offer, from the stunning countryside (Castellina in Chianti) and charming towns (Lucca) to the picturesque seaside (Viareggio). This is all enhanced by the beautiful soundtrack of Italian opera, starting with an outdoor Andrea Bocelli concert in Lajatico and ending with the Giacomo Puccini festival in Torre del Lago, where he lived and composed his operatic masterpieces. The cost for this private tour for two travelers starts at Euro 4,475 per person (approx. US$5,500.00). VIVALDI & VERDI FESTIVAL September – October 2018 (dates flexible) This seven-night journey starts in Venice and ends in Milan, taking in Cremona along the way, known for its centuries-old musical tradition boasting outstanding composers, musicians and, most of all, string instrument makers. The experience can be further heightened by adding in the Verdi Festival which takes place throughout October. Happening during the month of his birth, the festival celebrates the Maestro with opera performances, concerts and more. The cost of this private tour for two travelers starts at Euro 4,975 per person (approx. US$6,000.00). Like all Fuoritinerario – Discover Your Italy journeys, these two music-inspired itineraries can be completely tailored to fit individual taste and style.  


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The Next Great Destinations: 8 Places to Beat the Crowds this Summer

Instead of Florence: Lecce “Florence is famous for being the Renaissance city,” says Matteo Della Grazia of Discover Your Italy. “Lecce in Puglia has equally amazing Baroque buildings and a young, vibrant atmosphere in its restaurants and cafés.” The surrounding coastal area has charming beach towns like Gallipoli and Otranto, while the countryside has many masserias (typical Puglia farmhouses) producing wine, olives and so on, where it is possible to organize cooking classes, tastings and often overnight stays.


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