Italy turning into leading wedding destination  - February 15th, 2017

 

 

Rome – Italian wedding destinations are increasingly popular, according to data released by the Florence-based Tourism research centre Centro Studi ahead of the ‘Buy Wedding in Italy Tour’ event running from February 23 through April 11. The centre said that 7,000 foreign couples picked an Italian destination for their wedding in 2015, spending on average 54,000 euros. Overall, the wedding business generated over 330,000 arrivals and a total of 1.1 million tourists in Italy that year, according to the research centre. The roadshow kicking off on February 23 is organized by Bussolaeventi, the company behind the Buy Wedding in Italy, a platform for wedding planners. (ANSA)

All institutions mobilized on quakes says Gentiloni  - January 20th, 2017

 

 

 

Rome – Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday “an unprecedented pincers has been created” between earthquakes and winter weather and “faced with this vise all the institutions of the State have been mobilised, civilian and military”. He was speaking to civil protection staff at Rieti. Three people are confirmed dead in Abruzzo and many more are feared to have died in an avalanche that hit a mountain resort hotel. (ANSA)

Three in four Italians to eat fish Xmas eve  - December 21st, 2016

 

 

 

Rome – Three in four Italians will be eating fish on Christmas Eve, according to a survey by the federation of fishery cooperatives Federcoopesca-Confcooperative released on Tuesday.  The federation reported a 5% increase in sales on last year and said Italians will spend over 550 million euros between the Christmas and New Year holidays. A reported 80% of those polled by the federation said they will be buying high-quality fish and Federcoopesca said they have created an app for smart phones enabling consumers to shop responsibly. The app, called ‘Che pesce sono?’, or what kind of fish am I, describes the 30 species mainly sold on the Italian market, describing their nutritional qualities, among other things. (ANSA)

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Si Italy tours directors Sandra Correa and Linda White are your specialists in fully guided group travel in Italy. They have been in the business since 2001 and their experience in conducting small group tours covers every corner of Italy.

Si Italy in 2016

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  • With you we design your fully guided Italy dream tour.
  • Travel with a small group of friends, family or club members.
  • You decide what focus you want for your holiday: walking, food & wine, gardens, culture, art, history.
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AUTUMN IN TUSCANY AND UMBRIA SPECIAL  27th September to 12th October, 2016

This special itinerary takes a leisurely roam through the famed and the fabulous nooks of beauty, history and culture of this rightly much-lauded part of Italy, with time to observe, experience, share thoughts and contemplate along the way.  This lovely tours starts in the walled city of Lucca, in north-western Tuscany and enjoys leisurely time in Florence, central Tuscany, Assisi and Perugia in Umbria, then Etruscan southern Tuscany before finishing in Rome.

PLANNING AND ADVICE SERVICE FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS

New to Si Italy are our services for independent travellers. For a set fee of $500 we provide advice about optimum times to travel and what to see and do within your budget, we consult with you to develop an itinerary which works for you, we assist with hotel bookings and provide contact information, travel hints, local maps, notes on places of interest, wine, food and dining suggestions, a glossary of Italian food/restaurant words and reading guides for the related regions of Italy.