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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.

PS Italy Gina Marcello

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

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.

    Why Emilia-Romagna, Italy and P.S. Italy 2021 Tours?

    Why Emilia-Romagna, Italy and P.S. Italy 2021 Tours?

    On our final podcast of Season 1 we discuss Emilia-Romagna, Italy -- where to go and what to see in this beautiful region of northern Italy. Val and Gina discuss P.S. Italy's 2021 tours -- what to expect, what we offer, and why you might want to join us Summer 2021. 
    Italy has so much offer. Consider spending time in the "foodie capital of the world" and tour with us. Six tours in 2021 - Writers Workshop, Spa Week, Foodie Tour, Vineyard Wine Tour, Cooking Emilia-Romagna,  and Live Like a Medici. Space is limited to 20 per week.
    Itinerary and Tours: https://psitalyretreats.com/2021-tours/
    P.S. Italy Retreats is owned and operated by Gina Marcello, Ph.D. and Valerie Manfredini. Gina is a university professor with a passion for all things Italian. Valerie is an experienced tour operator and Italian resident. This partnership provides you with a once in a life time opportunity to feel as if you are visiting family in Italy. Our tours are reasonably priced and provide our guests with the very best of authentic Italy.

    • 45 min
    Live Like a Medici: Explore Florence with PS Italy

    Live Like a Medici: Explore Florence with PS Italy

    The Medici family ruled the city of Florence throughout the Renaissance. A complicated family - both loved and hated. In this podcast, we discuss our Live Like a Medici 2021 Tour. Learn about the family as we follow the life and legacy of the Medici family in and around Florence.

    Itinerary: https://psitalyretreats.com/live-like-a-medici/

    P.S. Italy Retreats is owned and operated by Gina Marcello, Ph.D. and Valerie Manfredini. Gina is a university professor with a passion for all things Italian. Valerie is an experienced tour operator and Italian resident. This partnership provides you with a once in a life time opportunity to feel as if you are visiting family in Italy. Our tours are reasonably priced and provide our guests with the very best of authentic Italy.

    • 32 min
    Vineyard Wine Tour in Northern Italy: Overview of July 16-24, 2021

    Vineyard Wine Tour in Northern Italy: Overview of July 16-24, 2021

    Enjoy the very best of the Italian countryside as we hop from vineyard to sightseeing. This week is full of fun. Highlights include: Lake Garda, Modena, Ferrari, Fellino and Piacenza vineyard tours.

    Vineyard Wine Tour Itinerary: https://psitalyretreats.com/vineyard-wine-tour/

    P.S. Italy Retreats is owned and operated by Gina Marcello, Ph.D. and Valerie Manfredini. Gina is a university professor with a passion for all things Italian. Valerie is an experienced tour operator and Italian resident. This partnership provides you with a once in a life time opportunity to feel as if you are visiting family in Italy. Our tours are reasonably priced and provide our guests with the very best of authentic Italy.

    • 39 min
    Foodie Tour in Emilia-Romagna, Italy with P.S. Italy Retreats

    Foodie Tour in Emilia-Romagna, Italy with P.S. Italy Retreats

    Emilia-Romagna, Italy is known as the foodie capital of the world. Join us July 23-July 31st, 2021 for a delicious week of food tasting and tours. Stop dreaming about Italy and start planning!
    Highlights of our Foodie Week include: Bologna's mortadella factory, Prosciutto di Parma factory tour, Carrara Mountain Tour and lardo di Colonnata food tasting, Felino salami tour and Parmesan-reggiano cheese factory tour. We explore northern Italy and learn to live like the locals. A time to relax and experience the very best of northern Italy.

    For the full itinerary: https://psitalyretreats.com/foodie-tour

    P.S. Italy Retreats is owned and operated by Gina Marcello, Ph.D. and Valerie Manfredini. Gina is a university professor with a passion for all things Italian. Valerie is an experienced tour operator and Italian resident. This partnership provides you with a once in a life time opportunity to feel as if you are visiting family in Italy. Our tours are reasonably priced and provide our guests with the very best of authentic Italy.

    • 36 min
    Cooking Lessons in Emilia-Romagna: P.S. Italy Summer 2021 Tour

    Cooking Lessons in Emilia-Romagna: P.S. Italy Summer 2021 Tour

    Learn to cook and live like a local in Emilia-Romagna, Italy! We discuss our summer 2021 Cooking Tour July 30- August 7, 2021. Each lesson will inspire and delight as we tour the region. Highlights include farm-to-table pizza and crostata (a local dessert), risotto, torta frita, gelato, local tortelli, bronzino and tiramisu.

    Full itinerary: https://psitalyretreats.com/classic-culinary-cooking/

    • 29 min
    Foodie Tour of Emilia-Romagna with P.S. Italy Retreats

    Foodie Tour of Emilia-Romagna with P.S. Italy Retreats

    Italy is known for its delicious cheeses and meats. This week we discuss our July 23-31, 2021 foodie tour. We highlight Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, Felino Salami, Lardo di Colonnata, and Mortadella while discussing the different cities we will visit and experiences you can expect with our small group custom tours.

    Full itinerary: https://psitalyretreats.com/foodie-tour/
    follow us on Facebook @PSitalyRetreats for our live Italian conversation Tuesdays at 3 pm EST

    Learn to travel like a local not a tourist!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Scottygotz ,

Amazing Podcast

I think this was a wonderful experience. The events are described perfectly and anyone would enjoy.

GinaMarie28 ,

Inside Perspective of Lesser 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. I can’t wait to visit again!

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!!

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