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Free Trip: Where to Go When: Italy

Hey all, this giveaway is for one lucky winner (picked by my daughter) and ends on 12/6/10. The winner will receive a beautiful new addition Where to Go When: Italy from DK Eyewitness Travel. Remember to leave a comment and sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to enter. Also see the link toward the bottom of the page to sign up for the possible free trip to Italy from DK.

“No other country has the infinite variety of Italy, from the tip of a Dolomite mountain to the southernmost wave on Pantelleria. When I travel to other countries I’m often secretly asking myself, ‘why am I here, when I could be in Italy’.”

– Foreword by Frances Mayes

With millions of US visitors every year, Italy never goes out of fashion, but how do you know where to begin, how to escape the crowds, and how to make the most of this stunning destination throughout the year?

Where to Go When: Italy is a beautiful new book from DK Eyewitness Travel, organized month by month. This seasonal planner brings you the best Italy has to offer. Discover sleepy villages, local festivals and undiscovered beaches as well as the famous cities and towns of this diverse country.

Italy is one of the most idyllic places in the world. Open this book to any page and you’ll be inspired to seek the best regional cuisine and the most dramatic landscapes at the best time of year.

Frances Mayes is the author of the best-selling memoir Under the Tuscan Sun, in which she tells her story of buying and restoring a house in Tuscany. It was later made into a blockbuster movie starring Diane Lane. Frances has just released a new memoir this summer, Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life, that’s already garnering critical acclaim and flying off bookshelves.

Where to Go When: Italy
Spring: Visit the tranquil gardens of the Villa Tatranto or view the magnificent island of Elba from one of the open cable cars that ascends Monte Capanne.

Summer: Eat, drink and be merry at the annual Umbria Jazz festival or sail the Maddalena archipelago in Sardinia.

Autumn: Indulge in the hot spas of the medieval town of Viterbo or forage for famous white truffles in Alba.

Winter: Explore the festive Christmas markets in Bolzano or recover from an exhilarating day ice climbing in Val de Susa with mountain cheeses and local wines.

Whether you’re a seasoned Italy lover or visiting for the first time – you’re sure to find your perfect escape.

And now for the free trip

To celebrate DK’s inspirational new book, Where to Go When: Italy ($40, Oct ’10), DK Eyewitness Travel is giving travelers the chance to win a once in a lifetime foodie trip to Italy. The lucky winner and a friend will experience this beautiful country via one of over forty Epiculinary tours. If you’d swoon to discover Venice by sailboat, cook and bike your way through Chianti, or experiment with Florentine flavors, this is the prize for you!

To enter to win, travelers simply sign up to receive the e-newsletter. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random.

Enter here:

Browse the 40+ food trips:

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  1. hopefully I’ll get to visit Italy next summer!

  2. Thanks for posting this giveaway. I’ve never been to Italy. I think it’s definitely time to go! I’ve entered the drawing and also signed up for Travel,Write, Live. I look forward to receiving your newsletters!
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  3. Hey great prize but if I happened to win it, I’ll put the trip up for auction and donate all money back to SOS Elephants
    as I posted about here…
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  4. I love Italy and Eye Witness Guides. I’m sure this is a great one.
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  5. Oh yes, Italy, that would be marvellous. I absolutely need to see Venice again, whether I win or not. Thanks for posting this, Devin.

  6. A no brainer to enter this – I hear the food in Italy is reasonably good….
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  7. We have been talking about a trip to Italy. Perhaps we could get a little help from DK! it would certainly help to offset the currency conversion woes.

  8. I’m sure the food and the hiking would be amazing! I know what guide to pack!
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  9. Italy is on the short list after my trip to Australia in 2011. Funny how I’m planning the next trip even though I haven’t left for the first one yet!

  10. Italy has been on top of my list for some time already… reasons: Food and Architecture! ahhh! Hopefully DK will make it happen sooner!

  11. I’ve only been to Italy for a week but even as I left I knew I’d return, what a beautiful country.
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  12. Never been to Italy but I will check to see if I am valid as a contestant from outside the main world.

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  13. I looove Italy – but who doesn’t? Considering I’ll be spending the next year studying Italian, planning another trip there would be a nice little reward.

  14. Italy is so beautiful. It’s a dream vacation.

  15. There’s so much more I need to see and do in Italy! And of course more food to eat.

  16. I would love to go back to Italy! I’ve only spent one day in Rome, one day in Naples, and one day in Florence/Pisa as part of a cruise.

  17. Your blogs good reading. I am going to share it with my friends on facebook.
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