The clock is quickly counting down to the first #doingItaly blog tour. I’m so excited!
The tour will take place next weekend June 10-11th, highlighting some fabulous known and lesser known sites in the city I consider my second home, Milano.
As all things Doing Italy, the tour will also have a focus on young entrepreneurs, especially those promoting the made in Italy brand, those possessing two “x” chromosomes, and even better if they can do both of the above in a sustainable manner.
So what will we be doing?
After checking into the green hotel. We’ll be kicking off the event with food, of course! But it’s food with a view, a picnic overlooking Milan’s Duomo to be precise.
We’ll visit the Antica Barbieria Colla, a historic barber shop in Milan’s city center where Francesca has taken the reigns of the family business, having found the magic formula to staying faithful to their roots, while seamlessly bring the company into the next century.
The group of bloggers will go head to head in a scavenger hunt created just for them at a "casa museo" a home that doubles as a museum, Bagatti Valsecchi,. The winner will have not only the personal satisfaction of coming first but also a prize to claim as their own.
We’ll have aperitivo, because what is Milan without a good aperitivo. We'll be sipping on organic vegan wines from Perlage Winery. And from there we’ll move onto dinner at a private location made with carefully selected slow food and/or organic ingredients.
These are just some of the highlights of the two-day tour. You’ll have to follow the hashtag #doingItaly for all the details and the fabulous group of bloggers that will be taking part (in alphabetic order):
Georgette - http://girlinflorence.com/
Laura - http://mycornerofitaly.com/
Nathalie - http://anamericaninrome.com/
Valentina - http://www.aroundandabouttreviso.com/
We also have a few pending bloggers that I’m hoping to add to the list.
Besides hoping to the show these bloggers a great time in this city I absolutely adore. I also hope to be share with you all, my readers a little bit more about Italy.
The Italy made up of family owned stores, artisans that remain dedicated to their craft, and the food producers that believe that their products should not only taste great but also be good to the humans that eat them and land used to produce them.
It’s the Italy I fell in love with. The Italy (in my little way), I hope to promote and preserve. It’s the Italy I hope to share with the world with my Doing Italy tours.
I'm looking forward to reading your questions and comments as you all follow along this weekend.
P.S. I have to give a very special shout-out to Cristiana Pedrali. She’s the talented young lady, who without her help this blog tour would not have happened. Guys planning a tour is one thing, doing a blog tour is a different kettle of fish.