Landlocked, a region with neither a coastline nor a border with other countries, Umbria is surrounded only by Italy itself, the beating heart of a vibrant country. It is also a region of contrasts, with barren peaks and fertile valleys, from erudite Perugia to nearby yet rustic Spoleto, a land of peaceful Benedictine monks and shattering earthquakes. View a few singular images from these contrasting moments during Viaggi di Gusto's travels.
Of course, fine hotels can be found all over Italy. But when was the last time you stayed in a castle? Sample these incomparable accommodations -- villas, family inns and more (yes, castles) -- enjoyed by Viaggi di Gusto travelers. You won't find them on those major travel sites.
Piedmont, a region of rugged mountains, delectable truffles and fine wines, has been the setting for memorable exploration by Viaggi di Gusto travelers. Home of the Fiat, Ferrero chocolates and the "Slow Food" movement, the Piemonte region borders France and Switzerland, with the Alps often visible in the distance.
Riviera! The term conjures the captivating attributes of Liguria's coastal region: mild climate, relaxed pace, enchanting landscape, romance in every old fishing port and cliffhanging climb. Viaggi di Gusto travelers tend to frequent the Riviera di Levante (“the coast of the rising sun”) east and south of Genoa, including the famed Cinque Terre villages, wearing their shoe soles thin on the cliffside trails between these car-free villages.
Cook your own meal on vacation? We kid you not. Learning the secrets of Italian cooking under the amused yet exacting eyes of local chefs has surprised and delighted Viaggi di Gusto travelers year after year. Enjoy these images of the fruits -- and pastas and pizzas and more -- of their labors.