Untold Italy travel podcast

Untold Italy travel podcast

Untold Italy is a travel podcast full of practical tips and advice to help you plan your trip to Italy. Travel expert Katy Clarke interviews special guests and answers your questions to help you plan and uncover your own, as yet untold adventures in Italy. On our show we share highlights of the major destinations, off the beaten path secrets, best ways to get around, favorite food spots, cultural insights and much more. You’ll learn how to plan your Italy itinerary to include the places and experiences you’ve been dreaming of. And create memories to last a lifetime. Our goal is to help you plan a vacation in Italy that suits you and your travel style. We love Italy and hope that by crafting incredible trips there you’ll be inspired to return again and again. Hit subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and get ready to be transported to bella Italia! Make sure to visit our site for show notes, resources and more >> https://untolditaly.com/podcast

Episodes

January 28, 2022 69 min

Sorrento is a popular base for many visitors wanting to see the Amalfi Coast and surrounds. In fact it is so strategically positioned that you could easily spend a week doing day trips from the coastal city.

Our favorite local guide and friend of the podcast Pierpaulo  shares some of the trips and experiences you can enjoy when you stay in Sorrento - from Pompeii to bustling Naples and the island of Capri plus others you may not hav...

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Sicilian food is one of life's great pleasures. Drawing on the layers of history and occupants of the island over many centuries, it has character, nuance and flavor that sets it apart from dishes from the Italian mainland.

Sicily expert Karen La Rosa joins us to discuss the mouthwatering tastes you can expect to enjoy when you visit the island - from the important local produce, cheese and pasta dishes to its iconic favorite sw...

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Many of us fell in love with the villages of the Cinque Terre but did you know that this region holds a whole host of treasures? Exploring beyond this pretty pocket of Liguria is a delight and it's one of our favorite regions in Italy.

Joining us is local cook, blogger and food guide Enrica Manzoni from A Small Kitchen in Genoa who shares some of the incredible things to see and do in Liguria. From an orange blossom festival, to...

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January 7, 2022 50 min

Piedmont is a northern Italian region on the border with France that is renowned in Europe for wonderful food and wine.  Somehow it flies under the radar for many visitors despite its close proximity to Milan and potential for gastronomic adventures.

You're bound to get hungry as we take a quick bite of the dishes of Piedmont, featuring truffles, pasta and chocolate. Local Olivia Windsor explains the importance and significance ...

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Itinerary planning for our Italy trips is such a fun activity but sometimes we get caught up in the places and destinations we want to see rather than the experiences we want to have.

Let's get you focused on those things that you'll remember fondly for years to come as we chat with Glam Italia author Corinna Cooke and discover uniquely Italian experiences to include in your Italian itinerary. You'll find full episode s...

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Buon Natale! Merry Christmas friends.  Time to say farewell to 2021 and look forward to an exciting year of possibilities in 2022. But not before some of our favorite guests share typical Christmas dishes from their region. 

You'll find the dishes mentioned (including some recipes) in the full show notes for this episode here > https://untolditaly.com/103

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December 10, 2021 66 min

Our long-awaited return to the beautiful island of Capri is here just in time for Christmas! Capri is best known as a summertime destination but it also holds a special allure during the festive and off-season with light shows, artisan markets and an intimate and fun atmosphere.

We'll hear from our good friend Holly Star from Michel'angelo Capri what a typical (pre-covid) Christmas is like on Capri and the best things to do ...

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Ciao! Looking for more Italy travel chat and a deep dive into Italian sights and experiences that are guaranteed to make your heart skip a beat?

This is a very quick announcement to let you know how you can join the friends or "amici" of our show Untold Italy Amici and access exclusive live episodes with some of our favorite guests, private travel chat, member discounts, Italy travel resources and more.

In December, we are so...

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December 3, 2021 48 min

The Pantheon is arguably one of the most important building in the world and the inspiration for many others. Let's step inside this awe-inspiring structure and learn why it is at the very heart, literally and emotionally, of Rome.

Joining us is resident of Rome, licensed tour guide and architectural historian Agnes Crawford who reveals fascinating stories behind the construction of the Pantheon and how the building endures in w...

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November 27, 2021 20 min

On our 100th episode we discuss where to find the authentic Italy you're dreaming of.  We all have an idea of what Italy will be like in our mind's eye, but does it live up to reality? We explore the different ways you can experience your own version of idyllic Italy and travel your way.

But perhaps more importantly, we discuss how can we visitors approach our trip authentically and with consideration and respect for the peo...

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Milan is Italy's biggest city and it's a thriving hub of design, fashion and also coffee! We're paying a visit to this fun city with Dü Coffee founder Michael Horne to discover his favorite places and spaces in the city.

In Milan you'll find an interesting mix of old and new - from the incredible Duomo and Galleria Emannuele II to modern architecture and also historic and new wave coffee bars. You'll find a city...

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The Vatican Museums are one of the greatest collections of art and antiquities in the world holding thousands of paintings, sculpture and  treasures including the Sistine Chapel. Most people plan to visit there at least once during their trips to Italy so today we're exploring the highlights and logistics of managing your visit.

Our guest today, Take Walks founder and former Vatican tour guide Stephen Oddo, shares with us some ...

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November 5, 2021 48 min

Matera is a unique city in the tiny region of Basilicata. Said to be the longest continually inhabited city in the world, it's a place of wonder and intrigue and is a beautiful setting for visitors to explore.

Through the collaboration and fortitude of its residents, this city shook off its troubled past to rebuild, rejuvenate and be named a European City of Culture in 2019. Come with us as we let Danielle Oteri  unleash her in...

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Trastevere is part of Rome where you instantly know you're in Italy. Whether its the cobbled streets, busy piazza or buildings dripping with vines, it's a place that many visitors fall in love with. Just over the Ponte Sisto from the historic center, Trastevere is where Romans, live, work and play. 

So if you want to feel what it's like to be Italian in Rome, join us as we chat to travel writer and author Maria Pasquale ...

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Coffee is an integral part of Italian culture. Not simply a beverage, coffee is part of the fabric of life in Italy from dawn to dusk. From the tiniest of towns to Rome and Milan, Italians gather at caffe bars to catch on the latest news, gossip and drink espresso style coffee.

Join us as we chat with Michael Horne from Dü Coffee about why coffee is so important to Italians. You'll learn about the different types of coffee you ...

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October 15, 2021 56 min

When you think of Italian food, cheese immediately springs to mind. And that's because Italy is one of the world's top cheese producers, making hundreds of unique varieties from similar basic ingredients. While some Italian cheeses may be familiar, how they taste is likely to be very different (and much more delicious) than what you're used to.

Foodie Olivia Windsor joins us this week to walk us through eight cheeses yo...

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Did you have itchy feet and a yearn to travel as a teenager? Or do you know a teen that is curious about the world beyond their neighborhood or country and can't wait to explore?  This week's guest trip reporter Tyla knew without a doubt that she wanted to explore Europe even before she finished high school and embarked on a series of Italian adventures - with many more to come.

Tyla shares her experiences traveling and livi...

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When wandering around Florence, if you're observant, you may notice little nooks in the sides of buildings in the shape of a tiny door or window. Present for centuries, this building feature was not only pretty but practical. These Medieval curiosities were a way for Florentines to buy their supply of wine. 

Well over 150 wine windows or buchette del vino have been identified in Florence. Our guest, sommelier and photographer R...

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One of our favorite things about visiting Italy is hearing Italian, arguably the world's most beautiful language, all around you. And while English is widely spoken in the major tourist areas, your trip becomes so much more special if you can speak at least a few words of Italian and interact in a more meaningful way with the locals.

If you're curious about learning Italian and wondering how much time and effort it will take...

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#090 Everything you ever wanted to know about limoncello!

If you've ever been to the Amalfi Coast, or most parts of Italy, you're often offered a glass of limoncello after your meal. This delicious, lemon flavored liqueur is  one of the tastes that can transport us back to Italy in just one sip. It's like a sweet explosion of lemon in your mouth and oh so delicious.

But did you know that limoncello is not just served for...

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