Incredible Italy – Bonus Episode

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Date Published: 03/11/2020
Duration: 00:39:21
Season: 3

Buongiorno and welcome to this bonus Destination Special of The Travel Diaries, in partnership with the British Airways American Express® Credit Card*. Today, we’ll be heading on a tour of Incredible Italy. Italy is one of the most popular destinations on the podcast, and with the help of some of my favourite guests from the past three seasons, I’ve created a special itinerary that covers some of the country’s ultimate highlights – my guests’s favourite cities, best hotels, hidden gems and much more, from Puglia and Positano in the south, to Venice and Trieste in the north.

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Destination Recap:

Merrion Charles:

  • Lunigiana, Tuscany
  • Val D’Orcia, Tuscany
  • Ponza, Pontine Islands
  • Sicily

Simon Calder:

  • Syracuse, Sicily

Travel Leisure’s Jacqui Gifford:

  • Borgo Egnazia, Puglia

Poppy Delevingne:

Mr & Mrs Smith’s James Lohan:

Yotam Ottolenghi:

  • Florence, Tuscany

Rick Stein:

  • Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

Lonely Planet Founder, Tony Wheeler:

  • Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna

Sir Michael Palin:

  • Venice, Veneto

Lonely Planet Magazine’s Peter Grunert:

  • Cannareggio, Venice, Veneto

Rick Stein:

  • Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Holly Rubenstein:

  • Capri, Bay of Naples
  • Citalia tour operator
  • Ascona, Lake Maggiore


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