Umbria
Umbria: Italy’s Green Heart
Georgia Yuill | Apr 15, 2014
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

Often passed over by visitors seeking out its better-known neighbour, Umbria rewards travellers in ways both scenic and culin more...

Puglia
Trip Tales: Chef Roberto
to the Rescue!
Sonia Ter Hovanessian | Feb 27, 2014
Experts + Insiders | Our Friends

Chef Roberto is easily my favourite person I met in Puglia all year – and I was down there A LOT and had the chance to meet more...

Tuscany
In Deep: Siena
Georgia Yuill | Jan 16, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

A perfect medieval time capsule, enlightened zoning restrictions have helped preserve the palaces and churches of Siena like more...

Italy and Croatia
Italy and Croatia
With the Kids
Kathy Stewart | Dec 9, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

We had travelled to Italy and Croatia with the kids before, but my husband, who is Croatian-Canadian, never gets tired of eit more...

Puglia
A Day (or Two) in Puglia
Dave Bowden | Oct 18, 2013
See + Do | Must Sees

We knew B&R Guide Luca Pacchioni loved Puglia. But when we saw the pics he took on a trip last summer, his passion became eve more...

Amalfi Coast
Reading for the Road: Books About the Amalfi Coast
Dave Bowden | Aug 23, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history more...

Puglia
Reading for the Road: Books About Puglia
Dave Bowden | Aug 23, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history more...

Puglia
The Trulli of Alberobello
B&R Staff | Aug 22, 2013
See + Do | Must Sees

Their origin remains a mystery, though we know one thing for sure: trulli provide Puglia with one of its most recognizable fe more...

Lakes District
Reading for the Road: Books About the Italian Lakes
Dave Bowden | Aug 22, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Many of these works capture the special qualities of a particular region and will provide you a much deeper sense of history more...

Amalfi Coast
Limoncello: Authentically Amalfitano
Dave Bowden | Aug 19, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

A tart, refreshing and infinitely satisfying after-dinner liquer, limoncello provides the perfect end to a hot Amalfi day. more...

Amalfi Coast
At Le Sirenuse, It’s
All in the Family
Dave Bowden | Aug 7, 2013
See + Do | Hotels

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Fleeing Naples to avoid the bombing during the Second World War, the Sersale famil more...

Tuscany
Rave Reviews: Tuscany
Dave Bowden | Jul 31, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Piemonte
Rave Reviews: Piemonte
Dave Bowden | Jul 30, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

Whether you've been working at something for five minutes or five decades, it's always nice to hear an encouraging word (or t more...

Veneto
Vines 101: Veneto Wine
B&R Staff | Jul 30, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

The Veneto wine region has developed a reputation for experimenting with more modern means of production, sometimes at the ex more...

Puglia
Ode to Puglia
Dave Bowden | Jul 10, 2013
Accolades | Testimonials

A B&R traveller presents an ode to Puglia to her group at the end of a great trip — with glass of wine close at hand, of co more...

Veneto
Where to Eat: Verona Restaurants
Georgia Yuill | Jul 9, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

When it comes to gastronomy, there's no denying that a host of Verona restaurants have helped the city earn its moniker, "the more...

Veneto
Venetian Masks: Veiled
in History
Dave Bowden | Jul 8, 2013
See + Do | Must Sees

Though they conceal a wearer's face, the masks of the Venetian Carnival reveal an entire spectrum of emotion. more...

Puglia
Puglia and B&R:
From Folly to Visionary
Chris Mark | Jun 25, 2013
Experts + Insiders | B&R Experts

The year was 1989, and I was toiling as a mechanic in our Burgundy depot, when word arrived of a mysterious new trip in a pla more...

Veneto
Tortellini di Valeggio,
The Knot of Love
Dave Bowden | Jun 24, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Every third Tuesday in June, a 600-metre-long table is set up on the Visconti bridge in Valeggio and some 3,500 guests deligh more...

Piemonte
Lost in the Land of Barolo
Dave Bowden | Jun 11, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Guides

Just when we think we have our guides figured out, they go and surpass our expectations (again!), this time with an awesome c more...

Italy
Beaches in Italy: Andiamo al Mare!
Georgia Yuill | Jun 6, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

Few countries the size of Italy can boast such diverse geography and a wealth of summer destinations for its citizens—and f more...

Tuscany
Tuscany Biking: The Tour
of a Lifetime
Dave Bowden | Apr 10, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson is thrilled that one of our trips was once again named to National Geographic Traveler's list of the 5 more...

Piemonte
Barolo, The King of Wines
Marya Valli | Apr 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

“The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” isn’t just a brilliant 18th-century marketing tagline. more...

Piemonte
Immersion Kit: Piemonte
Marya Valli | Mar 27, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

From the heights of the Alps to the plains of the Po Valley, Piemonte is a wealth of contrasts. We shed some light on the reg more...

Piemonte
Piemonte Cuisine 101
Marya Valli | Mar 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Well known as arguably Italy's best wine region, Piemonte's gastronomic pleasures equal its oenological offerings. more...

Tuscany
Three Minutes in Tuscany
Dave Bowden | Mar 26, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Guides

Every once in awhile, it can be fun to hit fast forward. B&R Guide Philipp Haemmerle did just that with video shot during our more...

Piemonte
Vines 101: Piemonte Wine
Marya Valli | Mar 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Piemonte produces the best red wines in all of Italy, along with excellent white wines and dessert wines. Many are registered more...

Italy
Milan Hotels: Where to Stay
Georgia Yuill | Mar 21, 2013
See + Do | Hotels

Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Georgia Yuill provided such a comprehensive list of Milan hotels, we couldn't fit them more...

Italy
More Milano Sights!
Georgia Yuill | Mar 20, 2013
See + Do | Must Sees

If you've got a full day to spend in Italy's fashion capital, then make the half-day offered in our Insider's Guide your morn more...

Puglia
Recipes from the Road: Orecchiette Recipe
B&R Staff | Mar 18, 2013
Eat + Drink | Recipes

The absolute favourite pasta dish of the Pugliese, orecchiette comes from the cucina povera tradition. more...

Italy
Where to Eat: Milan Restaurants
Georgia Yuill | Mar 18, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

Some cities simply offer too much delicious fare to fit into a single Insider's Guide. more...

Milan
Insider’s Guide to Milan
Georgia Yuill | Mar 15, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Let Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Georgia Yuill be your local guide in her hometown, Milan more...

Tuscany
An Enchanting Encounter at Villa La Foce
Georgia Yuill | Mar 14, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

With gorgeous grounds, incredible views and a location well positioned to bike, walk and explore, Villa La Foce is one of my more...

Puglia
Immersion Kit: Puglia
Dave Bowden | Feb 28, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

During its early history, Puglia, in Italy’s southeast (if Italy is a boot, Puglia is the heel) was highly sought-after. more...

Rome
Insider’s Guide to Rome
Georgia Yuill | Feb 28, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Georgia Yuill provides a B&R-inspired guide to Rome. more...

Tuscany
A Few Lessons in
Family Travel
Norman Howe | Feb 27, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

The first thing I learned about family travel to Europe is that matching the destination with the configuration of your famil more...

Puglia
Vines 101: Puglia Wine
B&R Staff | Feb 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Very few people know that Puglia produces more wine than any other region in Italy. more...

Tuscany
Dinner with David
Georgia Yuill | Feb 27, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

Facilitating memorable experiences is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Participating in them, however, is something more...

Puglia
Puglia Cuisine 101
Nathan Lane | Feb 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Between fresh groves of olive, almond and citrus and fruits of the sea, Puglia offers healthy and delicious regional specialt more...

Tuscany
Vines 101: Chianti Wine
Georgia Yuill | Feb 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

In this ongoing series, we pull back the curtain on some of our favourite wine regions in the world and explore their oenolog more...

Tuscany
Tuscany Cuisine 101
Georgia Yuill | Feb 21, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

In our Cuisine 101 series, we introduce you to a few of our taste buds’ favourite regions. more...

Italy
Parla Italiano?
B&R Staff | Feb 1, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

A couple hints on pronouncing the Italian language and a few key phrases which, once mastered, will help you sound like a tru more...

Puglia
Where to Eat: Brindisi Restaurants
B&R Staff | Jan 26, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

You can’t really call yourself a cultural adventurer if you don’t embrace the local food and drink. Here, we recommend a more...

Tuscany
Immersion Kit: Tuscany
B&R Staff | Jan 18, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

Few other regions have contributed as much to our modern-day conception of Italy as Tuscany. more...

Puglia
In Puglia, It’s All About Love
Dave Bowden | Jan 17, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Guides

B&R guide and native Italian Luca Pacchioni shares some of his favourite sights and moments from Puglia. more...

Tuscany
Travel + Leisure: Definitive Guide to Adventure Travel
Dave Bowden | Jan 16, 2013
Accolades | Media Mentions

Butterfield & Robinson included in Travel + Leisure's "Definitive Guide to Adventure Travel." more...

Tuscany
Where to Stay: Florence Hotels
Dave Bowden | Jan 15, 2013
See + Do | Hotels

The Tuscan capital has no shortage of great places to rest your head. Here are a few of our favourites. more...

Tuscany
Where to Eat: Siena Restaurants
Georgia Yuill | Jan 15, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

For those looking for a little less risk (and a little more risotto) while on the road, we've collected a few of our favourit more...

Dolomites
Mahatma Wines:
The Pearl of La Perla
Marya Valli | Aug 17, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

In a gorgeous valley among the enchanted Dolomite mountains, the Costa family welcomes guests to its hotel, La Perla. more...

Puglia
Picturing Puglia
B&R Staff | Aug 7, 2012
See + Do | Must Sees

Count the quietly compelling allure of Puglia as prime opportunity to discover an entirely fresh and oh so flavourful side of more...

Italy
Great Guidance:
Italian Ambassadors
B&R Staff | Jul 2, 2012
Experts + Insiders | Guides

Link, catalyst, connector, advisor, tutor, guru and guardian, our B&R guides for Italy can be many things to many people. more...

Tuscany
The Globe and Mail: Margaret Wente’s great big bike adventure
Kathy Stewart | Jun 1, 2012
Accolades | Media Mentions

My idea of bliss is cycling through the Tuscan countryside. The landscape takes your breath away. The vineyards march in tidy more...

Piemonte
Sticky Fingers, Fat Bunches
Marya Valli | Oct 15, 2011
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

With a later summer lingering into October, the Nebbiolo grapes ripened early this year. Add a rare weekend-long gap between more...

Amalfi Coast
Get to Know the
Amalfi Coast
B&R Staff | Jun 27, 2011
Listed | Must Sees

As rich in cuisine as it is in breathtaking views, the Amalfi Coast has more to offer than amazing hiking trails (though thos more...

Piemonte
Villa Tiboldi in Piemonte
B&R Staff | May 19, 2011
See + Do | Hotels

It is a rare treat to feel so at home while on the road, but we’ve grown quite accustomed to the comforts of Villa Tiboldi, more...

Piemonte
Cheers, Cavour!
Marya Valli | May 11, 2011
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

Home to Italy’s first (and last) kings, the Savoys Piemonte also gave birth to Count Camillo Benso Cavour. more...

Italy
Forbes: The Best Vacation Ever?
Kathy Stewart | May 1, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

Welcome to “The Great Life.” Don’t expect me to kick it off in a small way. This is not the “okay life” or even the more...

Tuscany
ELITE Traveler: 14 Days in Italy
Kathy Stewart | Mar 10, 2011
Accolades | Media Mentions

A visit to Italy offers an incredibly diverse experience in a small area, with different dialects, cuisines and landscapes, f more...

Amalfi Coast
Amore on the Amalfi Coast
B&R Traveller | Feb 2, 2011
Accolades | Testimonials

Over a Michelin-starred dinner during a B&R trip to the Dolomites, Kate MacNamara recounted how there had been no better sur more...

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