11 episodes

A podcast dedicated to unique travel destinations throughout Italy. Learn to travel like an Italian not a tourist. We discuss local culture, foods, secret places the touring companies can't or won't take you, and help you discover the real gems of Italian life so you can experience Italy like a local.

PS Italy Gina Marcello

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A podcast dedicated to unique travel destinations throughout Italy. Learn to travel like an Italian not a tourist. We discuss local culture, foods, secret places the touring companies can't or won't take you, and help you discover the real gems of Italian life so you can experience Italy like a local.

    Coronavirus in northern Italy: Insights from an Italian resident

    Coronavirus in northern Italy: Insights from an Italian resident

    Information about the impact of the coronavirus in Italy is alarming. In this podcast, Italian resident Valerie Manfredini provides information about what is happening in the small village of Bedonia (northern Italy, Parma Province). We discuss Italy's healthcare system, day-to-day life in the small villages, and the impact of the virus on local residents from Milan to Parma.

    • 33 min
    Spas: Grotta Giusti Thermal Cave and Montecatini

    Spas: Grotta Giusti Thermal Cave and Montecatini

    Harmony, balance, and relaxation. Join us as we discuss Grotta Giusti Thermal Cave & Montecatini Thermal Spa located in Tuscany. We discuss the history and unique features of each. From thermal caves to "holy water" you, too, can travel like an Italian not a tourist.
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    • 34 min
    Interview with author Anne Dennish - August 2020 Writing Workshop for Women faculty

    Interview with author Anne Dennish - August 2020 Writing Workshop for Women faculty

    P.S. Italy interviews author Anne Dennish. We discuss Anne's journey as a writer, August's 2020 Writing Workshop for Women in Emilia-Romagna, and the challenges and joys of writing and publishing. For more information email us at psitalyretreats@gmail.com or visit us at www.psitalyretreats.com

    • 34 min
    What small Italian villages offer tourists: An interview with Al Dukes

    What small Italian villages offer tourists: An interview with Al Dukes

    Tourists traveling to Italy tend not to think about visiting the small villages. While big cities are exciting, the small villages offer a truly unique experience. Al Dukes, WFAN NYC sports talk radio producer, shares why he prefers Italy's small villages rather than the overcrowded tourist spots.

    • 29 min
    Seaside Villages of Portofino and Santa Margherita

    Seaside Villages of Portofino and Santa Margherita

    Join us as we explore Portofino and Santa Margherita. Two beautiful Italian fishing villages and holiday resorts. Portofino, famous for its extraordinary harbor and historical association with celebrity visitors, is a short boat ride or drive to Santa Margherita. Located on the Italian Riviera, these two resorts provide ample opportunity to explore, eat, and relax.

    • 27 min
    The Castle of Vigoleno and Il Casello Vineyard Tour

    The Castle of Vigoleno and Il Casello Vineyard Tour

    There are thousands of hamlets throughout Italy. Learn about one of the Italian Touring Club's top 100 - Vigoleno. A beautiful hamlet located in Piacenza (Emilia-Romagna) where a handful of people still live. This full day tour also includes a visit to a family run vineyard. At Il Casello Vineyard you will learn about the art of making wine and have ample opportunity to enjoy. It's a relaxing day full of marvel and deliciousness.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

DeeDee 12 ,

Mountain drive/Riviera

My family is from Bedonia/Tornolo and I have been over the mountain pass that Valerie was mentioning many times, always getting out of the car with a very bad headache, even though my cousins drove slow!
When the road does open up, the views are magnificent and then you arrive at the beautiful Riviera. Well worth the headache. Enjoy your podcast very much!!

GinaMarie28 ,

Inside Perspective of Less Known Places

I love off the beaten path places. These ladies do a great job of identifying cool spots in Italy. I look forward to listening each week. My travel plans change with each new location. It’s also fun to hear about the real Italian culture not the stereotypes.

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