Giro d’Italia in Levanto

For those of you passionate about cycling or who are just interested in another aspect of Italian cultural/sporting phenomena, the Giro d’Italia is one of those can’t miss experiences.  While less famous than the Tour de France, the Giro is nonetheless one of the top-tier events on the international cycling […]

The Sea The Sea

Five months of flat, glassy, waveless, imperturbable sea.  The World Longboard Surfing Championships in Levanto came and went without a ripple on the water, leaving competitors listless and bored.  The Mediterranean looked like a pond. Now, as it always has been and always will be, it is reborn.  And it’s […]

Cinque Terre Winemakers

Over the past few months, I’ve had the luck to meet two of the more interesting and traditional winemakers in the Cinque Terre: Walter de Batté and Luciano Capellini.  In many ways, they each exemplify what it is that we at Voyager are trying to bring to our clients: a […]

The Rite of Bottling Wine

Perhaps my favorite annual ritual in Italy is that of going around buying wine in demijohns directly from the producer and bottling it myself.  It is a process that feels intimately rural, exquisitely traditional.  Before wine became the billion-dollar snooty affair that it is, wine was simply something that everyone […]