Immerse yourself in Connection
Cultural travel goes beyond tourist sites to introduce you to local residents who love to share their world.
Many small towns throughout Italy, and other European countries, host traveling markets once a week. It’s a wonderful opportunity for residents to purchase inexpensive clothing and household goods, and buy specialty meats, cheeses, and produce.
The passeggiata is an Italian tradition of a gentle, leisurely stroll usually between 5 and 8 p.m. Locals, often dressed very nicely, walk to the piazza (square), centro storico (old town), or the lungomare (seaside) if you’re by water, to socialize with their neighbors. Once they arrive, they sit outside local tavernas and ristorante for an aperitivo (pre-dinner drink) and conversation.
For those who wish to immerse themselves more fully in a destination’s way of life, we will recommend restaurants, shops, and activities frequented by locals that are sure to please.