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The Marriage between Hazelnut and Chocolate

an event for people in love of all ages family vacations food nature and local traditions lovers

Giffoni weddingThe Story Giuliana Nocciola – Hazelnut – and Emanuele Cioccolato – Chocolate –  have finally decided to tie the knot in the village of Giffoni, renowned for its film festival and IGP Hazelnut.

Maria Grazia, renowned for her original hazelnut-based recipes, is your hostess for the feast which takes place at a marvelous romantic villa, assisted by chefs specializing in hazelnuts, musicians and ballet dancers.

You have been recruited for the feast preparations!

food prepAs you walk along the hazelnut orchards, you will learn about the properties of this IGP* product, get acquainted with the typical, local cuisine and prepare a full hazelnut-based menu, including hand-made fusilli pasta, followed by a wedding celebration, dinner and traditional Salerno province dances.

*IGP – is a European Union Appellation for food products, often naturally grown, in geographically protected areas.

Available Times: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm; 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm Duration: 4 hours

Giffon ChefRecommended: not suitable for people with intolerances to hazelnut and chocolate; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Included: a guided excursion of the Hazelnut Orchards, hazelnut tasting, demonstration in a cooking laboratory, wedding representation, a buffet-type lunch (or dinner), a traditional dances lesson.

Experiential Tourism in Giffoni Italy with the Traveler as Protagonist

amalfi coastExperiences designed around multiple interests that ensure unique emotions; the traveler participates alongside local cooks, artists, craftsmen, and expert tour guides in activities:

o   rooted in the territory; it can happen only here, and

o   with uniquely local events, including food and wine tastings

o   specifically modified and tailored to your preferences

memorable unique and unrepeatable!

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North South and In Naples Italy

Royal and Cultural Capitals Archaeology Parks and Museums Caves and Volcanoes

Posillipo Hill HospiceThe ancient Romans called this part of Italy Campania Felix. Baia, Puteoli, Pompeii, Stabia and Capri were their favorite destinations. Then and now, Happy Campania is famed for its ancient ruins, coastal resorts and world renowned culinary traditions. A cultural and national capital for much of its nearly three-thousand-year history, Naples is home to art museums, the San Carlo opera house and a spectacular bay framed by Mt. Vesuvius, affectionately and fearfully referred to by the local inhabitants as The Monster.

Royal and Cultural Capitals

Caserta Royal Palace Rococo RoomCaserta is best known for its 18th century royal palace and gardens and the medieval borgo of Caserta Vecchia. Equally and historically important are the San Leucio silk works, a Unesco site, and the Living Silk Museum with its original looms and machinery showing all the phases of silk productions.

Naples is best defined by the stratification of the various periods in the city’s history that can be viewed in the historic center, the oldest continuously inhabited urban community in the Western World. It corresponds to the ancient city founded by the Athenians around 450 B.C. as Neapolis, through Roman and Medieval times. It includes over 250 churches, palazzi from the 13th through the 20thcentury and countless art treasures.

Your exploration starts from the Forum, then under the Gothic Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore to view the ruins of the Roman streets and the Macellum, the food market. Then on to San Gregorio Armeno, where the world famous Neapolitan Crib art are made, and the Cappella Sansevero and the sculpture of the Veiled Christ. A few square miles with three castles, a royal palace, world class museums, the world’s second oldest university and bank. Also, an underground city with ancient aqueducts, caves, catacombs, myths, legends and a modern subway system whose stations are covered with art.

Salerno Via BotteghelleSalerno is renowned for its medieval historic center and the world’s first medical school. Under the rule of the Sanseverino family, it became a center of learning, culture and the arts. The city was also briefly the capital of Italy in 1943, following the Allied invasion of southern Italy.  Benevento occupies the site of the ancient Maleventum, the site of bad events, and a major defeat by the Roman army. It was supposedly founded by Diomedes after the Trojan War. Santa Sofia Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of a group of seven historic buildings dating from the Longobard era – 558 to 774 ad. The historic center is an open-air museum.

Experiential Tourism in Naples Italy with the Traveler as Protagonist

Naples bay and VesuviusExperiences designed around multiple interests that ensure unique emotions; the traveler participates alongside local cooks, artists, craftsmen, and expert tour guides in activities:

o   rooted in the territory; it can happen only here, and

o   with uniquely local events, including food and wine tastings

o   specifically modified and tailored to your preferences

memorable unique and unrepeatable!

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Archaeological Parks and Museums

Vesuvius and PompeiiSouth of Naples the road and railway along the slopes of Mount Vesuvius that connects Naples with the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast is known as the Golden Mile and is replete with archeological parks and museums. Pompeii’s excavations, begun in the 18th century, are still being carried out today. Strolling through some of the ancient streets, you can see baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in what was the empire’s second most important city.

boscotrecasePoppea’s imperial villa in Oplonti features magnificent wall decorations and Stabia was home to luxury villas.The Boscoreale Museum is dedicated to Roman era daily life, including the excavation of a suburban factory. Also, the MAV – virtual archeological museum – with 3D videos of the Vesuvius eruption.

North of Naples the bays of Miseno, Baia and Pozzuoli were the home port of the Roman Navy, Baia’s Imperial Palace featured baths with waters of volcanic origin and the Flaegrean Fields Archeological Museum includes finds from Baia’s submerged city. In Pozzuoli, the Temple of Serapide, is famous for the cyclical sinking of its grounds and the Flavian Amphitheater was the third largest arena of the empire.

Ville di StabiaeIn Naples, the Botanical Gardens feature Living Roman Plants and seeds to bring back Pompeii’s plants. Charles of Bourbon put the largest art collection in Italy, the Farnese collection inherited by his mother Elisabeth, into the National Archeological Museum. Over the years, the largest archaeological collection of all time, relics from Pompeii and the villas buried under the ashes of Vesuvius in 79 BC, were brought here, including mosaics, paintings and jewelry.

 

Pollica Cilento ItalyThe Cilento Coast is littered with hilltop medieval villages, olive groves and spectacular beaches. Paestum’s Museum and Archeological Park is a Unesco site and the heart of Magna Grecia. Further south, Velia and its famed pink door.

Caves and Volcanoes

Vesuvius itineraries feature a walking tour of the volcano’s crater, with a spectacular bird’s eye view of Naples bay, with a focus on the volcano’s last eruption in 1944 and night tours with electric torches. Choose between the Valley of Hell trail or a shorter and easier lava trail.
Solfatara is in a park near Pozzuoli and features boiling mud lakes and fumarole.
Pertosa Grottoes a fascinating cave complex; you enter the grottoes with a boat.
Castelcivita Grottoes a surreal and geologically active underground excursion.
Amalfi Windmill Valley the medieval maritime superpower’s paper mills powered by windmills.

Science

certosa PadulaSolfatara Geo Lab interactive, multimedia geophysics and volcanology labs with the following programs: Vesuvius eruptions; shake like a leaf; yesterday, today and tomorrow; Phlegraean Fields; a super volcano at Naples’ doorstep.
Portici Botanic Lab a unique educational workshop in the Portici Royal Palace; small plants kits are issued to children to transform their schools’ window sills and flower beds into mini botanic gardens.

Castelcivita Speleo Lab workshop and tour of Caving equipment and techniques, Carsius caves characteristics and Castlecivita Neanderthal.
Vesuvius Minerological Lab workshop, walking tour and souvenir mineral kit.
ENEA Research Center solar energy and environmental technology applications at Italy’s energy and Environment Institute.
Eolic Park San Marco dei Cavoti historic center tour and visit to one of Italy’s most important wind energy parks.

Food Traditions

lemons peperoncini lemons and red dried pepppersEducational Workshops carried out by local mall businesses specializing in the culinary traditions of Campania region includes: warm bread covered with hazelnut cream, mozzarella, black pig salame and cheese filled panini and panuozzo. The workshops follow five themes: the five senses of food; food chemistry and fraud; Campania and international recipes; insects and bio-agriculture; digesting food; fruits and vegetables.

Making Pasta in Gragnano, a town nestled between Pompeii and the Sorrento peninsula, it’s an ancient art form that involves history, culture, patience, secrets and traditions. The town’s main street was laid out to capture the mountain breeze mixed with sea air back when pasta makers hung spaghetti on drying rods. Today, it is dried with heaters at 122F for two days.

Making Pizza on the Slopes of the Vesuvius; a Food Tasting Experience

Theater and the Divine Comedy

amalfi coastHell Dante’s Inferno portrayed in the Castelcivita Caves; an underground itinerary filled with music, lights, multimedia reconstructions and 30 actors that bring alive Italy’s literary masterpiece.
Purgatory the journey continues in the gardens of the Padula Chartreuse where you meet Catone Uticense, Purgatory’s keeper.
Paradise the performance concludes in the enchanting settings of Salerno’s Arechi Castle and the Amalfi Coast, guided by Dante in person!

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Atlanta Georgia Gateway to the American South

Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines; the city rose from the ashes of the Civil War to become a national center of commerce and international prominence following the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Atlanta is the Primary Rail Highway and Air Transport Hub of the American South

centennial olympic parkCentennial Olympic Park, site of the 1996 Olympic Games, provides a starting point for exploring Atlanta, and surrounding attractions. Zoo Atlanta exhibits more than 200 species from the African plains and Asian forests, including giant Pandas with their twin cubs, the Giraffe Feeding Terrace and one of North America’s largest captive gorilla populations.

Stone Mountain Park is a 3,200- acre attraction built around the world’s largest mass of exposed granite, and visit Crossroads, a recreated 1870’s Georgia town, which includes authentically costumed characters, music, shopping and restaurants. In the evening, check out the new 3D laser spectacular show which includes dazzling displays of neon laser lights, featuring characters, stories, graphics and fireworks choreographed to popular musical scores, transforming the park into a natural amphitheater.

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum – Gone with the Wind

georgia aquariumGeorgia Aquarium is the world’s largest with more than sixty exhibits that tell a global water story featuring whale sharks, beluga whales, touch tanks and a 4-D theater. See more than 100,000 animals from 500 species in more than 10 million gallons of water.

The World of Coca Cola with over 60 different flavors to sample takes you on a wild ride around the globe in a 4-D cinematic adventure, life-sized Polar Bear, the secret formula and 120 years of history.

Inside CNN journey into the heart of the world’s news leader at Inside CNN Atlanta. A behind-the-scenes tour shows you what it takes to deliver the news available to over 2 billion people worldwide.

A Georgian-style Village Outlet Shopping north of Atlanta Features 140 stores

High Museum of ArtHigh Museum of Art from a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has grown to become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights provides an unparalleled experience for visitors, solidifying Atlanta as the global gateway for exploring human rights issues.  Through interactive exhibits, artifacts and strong imagery, The Center serves as a catalyst for civil and human rights conversation.  Then take the short ride on the Atlanta Street Car to the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site. Visit the Visitors Center’s exhibit on Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement, Dr. King’s birth home, tomb and Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King’s family has preached for three generations.

World of Coca ColaExperiential Tourism in Atlanta Georgia with the Traveler as Protagonist

Experiences designed around multiple interests that ensure unique emotions; the traveler participates alongside local cooks, artists, craftsmen, and expert tour guides in activities:

o   rooted in the territory; it can happen only here, and

o   with uniquely local events, including food and wine tastings

o   specifically modified and tailored to your preferences

memorable unique and unrepeatable!

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Shared Mobility and Transit Logistics

public transit taxi services bike car and ride sharing car and van pooling shuttle services

bus rapid transitShared Transport has grown in recent years along with increased interest in urban redevelopment, environmental, energy and economic concerns. Wireless technology now provides innovative solutions. In terms of mobility, first and last mile solutions that help reduce traffic congestion and transit costs.

Car Sharing is a service that provides members with access to transport for hourly use. The shared cars are accessed with a reservation; charges are by time or mile. Benefits include affordable access, less dependence on fossil fuels and incentives to walk, cycle and public transit use.

Shared Trucks and Cargo Bikes Deliver at Lower Costs in the Commercial Sector

autobus d'epocaPublic Transit there is an untapped potential to integrate and offer shared modes to increase access and lower costs. Efforts are underway to develop integration platforms that cross modes and aggregate information about available transit options so that users can choose from a real-time menu to get to their destination, including transit, taxi service, cars or ride sharing.

Bike Sharing Systems Worldwide Have Grown from 74 to over 1000 since 2005

San Candido-Lienz1Bike Sharing encourages individuals the use of multiple transportation modes. Benefits range from increased mobility and health benefits to reduced fuel use. The objective is to integrate cycling into the daily transport network for commuting, personal trips and recreation. Publicly owned, contractor and nonprofit operated programs utilize IT-driven real-time information use technology to assist in demand management throughout a community.

Regulated Meter-based for-hire Taxis pick-up Passengers via Street Hails or by Phone Request

Transit LogisticsRide Sharing includes car and van pooling for commuters traveling to/from their place of employment as well as real-time ride sharing services through a mobile app before the trip starts and through which the passenger pays a share of the trip cost.

Ride-Sourcing providers operating as Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) use online platforms to connect passengers with drivers who use personal, non-commercial, vehicles. These companies are using traditional ride sharing, i.e. the sharing of one vehicle by multiple riders to reduce vehicle trips.

Shuttle Services Commuters Pay More for Increased Comforts and Services

Shared Mobility and Transit Logistics In Your Community

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Traveling to Louisville Kentucky

Derbies Diversity Sluggers Bourbon Food Historic Architecture and Parks

Louisville is centrally located along the Ohio River and is one America’s most accessible cities within a day’s drive of more than half the nation’s population.

History this city has a colorful past, from its frontier founding at the time of the American Revolution, to early 19th century steamboats and as a Union base during the Civil War. Named for King Louis XVI of France in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War, Louisville was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778 becoming Kentucky’s largest city by 1830. Strategically located at the Falls of the Ohio, Louisville was a major commercial center with river transportation supplemented by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, chartered in 1850 and operating 1,800 miles by 1920.

Louisville 4thStreet LiveA City of Firsts Louisville was first in the nation to introduce the secret ballot and adopt zoning and planning measures to control and shape urban growth, the first bridge designed exclusively for motor vehicles to cross the Ohio River, and birthplace of Mary Millicent Miller, the first woman in the United States to receive a steamboat master’s license. Famous citizens include President Zachary Taylor, two U.S. Supreme Court Justices, naturalist John James Audubon and boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Neighborhoods Louisville’s earliest neighborhoods were incorporated river towns each with its own strong sense of neighborhood identity. The area saw an influx of German and Irish immigrants and, with the advent of streetcars, suburban growth. 1890-1930 streetcars marked the era of the beginning of the city’s suburbs combining rural ambiance with urban amenities.

Werne's Row, Old LouisvilleHistoric Architecture and Parks the local landscape includes six tree-lined parkways, 18 parks and more than 30 miles of bike lanes. Louisville’s large landscaped parks are connected by tree-lined parkways, smaller parks, playgrounds, and squares; historic treasures and valuable community assets.

Bourbon and Food Louisville is home to over 2500 restaurants that blend traditional Kentucky cooking with International cuisine including French, Italian, and Mediterranean fare, Mexican and American Southwest influences, and classic Barbecue.

Evan Williams BourbonA Classic Bourbon Lounge for an Old Kentucky Experience

Diversity as a center of culture and transport, Louisville is a multicultural city with cosmopolitan roots stretching back centuries. From the African American experience that predates the history of the United States to the arrival of Asian and Jewish communities in the early Twentieth Century, to the most recent immigration of Hispanic and Latino communities, Louisville’s unique character continues to be remade by each influx of new people.
Louisville Slugger Museum FactoryArts and Culture diverse arts and culture communities make the city come alive with creative energy, new ideas, and talent. As a city built on America’s first frontier, Louisville is home to a proud tradition of artisanal crafts including glass and ceramic arts, wood and metal work, and decorative domestic crafting with an original Louisville twist as well as home to more than a dozen venues and performance companies and the music traditions of blues, bluegrass, and rock & roll.

Where the American South and Midwest Meet the World

Historic Churchill DownsThe Kentucky Derby Museum on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, captures the pride, tradition and excitement of the greatest two minutes in sports. Main Street Museum Row is ten original attractions within four blocks: Frazier History Museum, Glass works, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Kentucky Science Center, the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, 21c Museum Hotel, the Muhammad Ali Center and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. The Belle of Louisville is the oldest Mississippi-style steamboat still in operation in the world; this National Historic Landmark has three decks and can carry over 600 passengers.

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Walking Itinerary in the Itria Valley of Apulia

An Excursion in the heart of Valle d’Itria, along typical country roads among vineyards, olive groves, rows of oaks, arable land, family gardens, woods and orchards, cared for with dedication by the expert hands of local farmers.

raccolta olive IIExplore Contrada Figazzano, a delightful trulli village, and learn about the dry stone walls, the history of the trulli and wine making in Itria Valley as well as travel along a stretch of the Apulian Aqueduct, the largest in Europe.

 

Alberobello trulliAlong the way, view the spontaneous flora with particular reference to edible plants and traditional use and meet the locals who will offer freshly harvested garden produce, from fresh broad beans in the spring to the baratters, typicalsummer melons.

Length: about 8 km.   Duration: 3.5 hours – morning or afternoon, times TBD.

Difficulty: low.   Recommended period: year round.

Experiential Tourism with the Traveler as Protagonist

valle d'itria foodExperiences designed around multiple interests that ensure unique emotions; the traveler participates alongside local cooks, artists, craftsmen, and expert tour guides in activities:

o   rooted in the territory; it can happen only there, and

o   with uniquely local events, experiments, food and wine tastings

o   specifically modified and tailored to your preferences

memorable unique and unrepeatable!

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Discover Asheville North Carolina

Urban Farm and Mountain Trails Gourmet Cuisine Public Art Music Heritage and Bohemian Culture

ashville skylineAn Urban Trail Asheville has a fascinating past; experience a walking itinerary that commemorates the city’s most significant cultural, educational, social and architecture stories. The “museum without walls” begins and ends at Pack Square Park. The first stops span The Gilded Age, 1880 to 1930, the pre-depression boom time when the arrival of the railroad brought many travelers; the 1827 Buncombe Turnpike was a busy route for stagecoaches and covered

wagons filled with animals going to market.

A City with an Outdoor History Museum

Craggy OverlookWalk down Patton Avenue and the O. Henry plaque, complete with the comb and watch from his famous short story “The Gift of the Magi.” Then read about Elizabeth Blackwell MD, who founded the first four-year medical college for women in the 1850s. Along this section, check out the beautiful art-deco Kress and Woolworth Buildings, former department stores now filled with works of many local artists.

Downtown Asheville has over 150 unique shops, galleries, and cafes, many offering outdoor seating, with lots of opportunity to browse or buy. Interesting architecture, street performers, festivals and independent restaurants.

Food Scene Asheville is a community of culinary talents who believe that every meal is a celebration. 17 local tailgate markets sell farm-fresh produce and artisan goods. Artists, bakers, cheese makers and more converge each week to provide the best in locally made products from small farms that use sustainable practices and grow a wide variety of crops.

Experiential Tourism with the Traveler as Protagonist

ashville restaurantsExperiences designed around multiple interests that ensure unique emotions; the traveler participates alongside local cooks, artists, craftsmen, and expert tour guides in activities:

o   rooted in the territory; it can happen only there, and

o   with uniquely local events, experiments, food and wine tastings

o   specifically modified and tailored to your preferences

memorable unique and unrepeatable!

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Asheville CheeseThe Western North Carolina Cheese Trail covers the hills and dales of the Appalachians and foothills; a great way to soak up some rural mountain beauty and sample some of the best goat and cow milk handmade cheese in the South.

Craft Beers with more breweries per capita than anywhere else in America, Asheville was first named Beer City USA in 2009 and has swept the competition almost every year since.

Asheville MusicMusic Heritage Asheville has a long history with music, beginning with traditional songs and tunes brought to the area by Scotch-Irish settlers. Over the years, the legends of what was once called mountain music, people like Jimmie Rodgers and Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and the Steep Canyon Rangers contributed their own work to Asheville’s cultural scene. Traditional music is still alive and well in Western North Carolina.

The Appalachian Music Traditions of old time Jam Sessions Soulful Ballads and Bluegrass Jamborees

Art is everywhere in Asheville. Peek around an alleyway to find murals depicting the city’s underground history. The River Arts District of Asheville consists of a vast array of artists and working studios set in an urban scene of old factories and historical buildings. Many studios are open every day, all year round; explore artist studios and watch while they work or meet the artists and discuss the creative process.

The open studios are scattered throughout 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River. There are artist’s demonstrations and hands-on activities.

linn coveThe Blue Ridge Parkway entertains you during a 469-mile cinematic experience, a masterpiece of the National Park collection, traveling from Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park ebbing and flowing with the landscape through protected peaks, wetlands, and trailheads around every corner.

 

Discovering the Smokies by Trail or Train walking in the 520,000-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to follow in the footsteps of the Cherokee Indians who lived on this land for thousands of years; stand on top of Clingman’s Dome, fish for trout in the same clear streams and spot the same spring wildflowers as did the ancient Cherokee people.

Board a Vintage Train in Bryson City and Visit some the Park’s most Scenic Areas

GSMR hayfield ShermettaCataloochee Valley for Hiking Heritage & Wildlife Appalachian Heritage this gorgeous green valley, 55 miles from Asheville, was once an early settlement of farmers. A visit here is like walking back into the early nineteenth century. Walk into the old school house and see the initials of the students carved into the desks. Picture folks dressed in their Sunday best as they enter Palmer Church in the 1890’s.

Biltmore Estate Explore the wonders of America’s largest home, magnificent gardens and award-winning winery. 8,000 acres with outdoor activities that include fly-fishing, biking and rafting. Seasonal events include Christmas at Biltmore, Festival of Flowers and Biltmore Summer Evening Concerts. Guided specialty tours.

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