Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar | The King of #DOP

All I want for Christmas are hours and hours of Italy dreaming.  I’m pretty sure a lot of you do too.

Welcome to my Italian Christmas Virtual Advent Calendar, a full month of surprises from Italy to open up and enjoy.


Alessandro of Italian Days


I met this firecracker on my last visit to Italy and he opened my eyes wide to the wonders of Bologna and surrounding area.  Truffle hunting, epic food tours, Michelin star restaurants and cooking with nonnas all done with flair and an unbelievable amount of energy.  This group of passionate young foodies with Alessandro at the helm are about to take over the world.  Or at least Bologna.  Follow his Facebook feed (with his signature selfies) and check out his Italian Days Food Experience website.  One look and you will see the passion and fun.  Is Bologna on your list?  It should be.




Andi Brown, owner and travel addict

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About the author: Andi Brown

I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.