Authentic Italy

Italy has some of the most luxurious hotels, villas and fine dining in the world, but luxury is not only about palatial foyers and silk cushions, luxury is about accessibility to places and authentic experiences that are otherwise inaccessible or may be unknown to the outsider. Some of the simplest things like sipping a glass of wine overlooking a small family vineyard or stepping into a traditional bottega are authentic experiences that will make your trip to Italy unforgettable.

I’m Celia Abernethy, originally from New York, I work as a travel writer, blogger and photographer. Through my work and more than 20 years living here, I have been fortunate to have discovered special parts of Italy and Italian culture and I would like to share them with you here on ItalyTravel&More.com. I’m also available for writing assignments, mystery guest and mystery shopping, location and itinerary scouting for travel agents and to help travelers plan a trip to Italy.




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