Monday, June 24, 2013


Our country is a magnificent place to choose for the most important day of your life.
Atmosphera Italia with its partners has a full off-premise catering staff to host an event of any size. Our staff has a wealth of experience in customizing all types of events from black tie galas to fun family picnics and everything in between. Whether you choose one of different suggestions to have your affair or would like to bring the event ot the place of your choice, our innovative chefs can provide you with creative cuisine to suit any occasion and our expert catering staff will provide.
Atmosphera Italia , in collaboration whit its partners will help you to find everything you may need to have a suggestive ceremony and a wonderful party.
Churches, secluded chapels, beautiful landscape for your weeding book. We can arrange your wedding dinner with style and elegance.
You can choose from a buffet, giving you a various colorful tastes or a classical elegant dinner, that your guests won't ever forget this memory.
  • Special dinner
  • Civil o religious wedding
  • Legal assistance and paperwork
  • Interpreter and witnesses
  • Flower decorations and bouquet
  • Photographer and Videographer
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Chauffered driven luxury Cars or Limousines
  • Horse & Carriage
  • Wedding dresses
  • Hair stylist and make up
  • Hotel Reservations and honeymoons
  • Receptions in Villas,Castle or farmholiday
  • Lunch or dinner just only for two
  • Excursions into the Tuscany countryside
  • Lunches,special dinners, wedding and birthday in the Villa or in Castle *

* We organize the dinners inside the rented Villa or in a Castle in a family style providing the best Tuscany food, table decorations, services and cleaning. We can provide musicians and professional photographers.
The menus listed below include only a little number of the dishes you can choose from. Atmosphera Italia with its partners will be glad to give you any information you may need or to help you to find the perfect menu for your dinner:
  • Tuscan menù
  • Welcome dinner
  • Al fresco brunch buffet
  • Seafood Menus
  • Medieval Menus


Sunday, June 16, 2013





Day 1. Arrival at Lamezia Terme Airport or, at the train station of Paola, transfer by bus to a 4* hotel in Cosenza. Check-in, welcome cocktail, meeting with your tour guide and program briefing, dinner and overnight stay. 

Day 2. After breakfast, transfer to Frascineto, to visit the vineyards and the cellars of the Pollino winemakers. After the visit, transfer to the Icon Museum, which displays over 600 works of art of the Arbresch Civilization. We will then go to Civita, to enjoy a typical arbresch meal, accompanied by the house wine: La Kamatsra. Civita is one of the most picturesque villages of Calabria, perched on the Pollino Mountain. Below the old town, there is the famous Devil’s Bridge on the Raganello River. Next to the restaurant, there is the Arbresch Museum (optional). Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay

Day 3. After breakfast, departure for the Statti Cellars  of Contrada Lenti in Lamezia, a famous cellar and olive oil press. During the visit, we will taste local specialties produced on the farm.  In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Free time for your shopping, dinner at the hotel. After dinner,  with a special shuttle bus, a visit of Cosenza by night,  accompanied by a storyteller. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 3. After breakfast, check-out and departure for Cirò. Arrival at the Librandi Cellar round about 12 noon; here we will taste local food accompanied by the delicious wine of the Librandi Cellar. Later visit to the vineyards of the neighbouring area. Check-in at the Hotel Melissa (3*),  welcome cocktail, dinner with music and dancing, overnight stay.


Day 5. After breakfast, transfer to the ancient town of Cirò, to visit  the Museum of Lilio, the inventor of our current calendar. Return to the hotel for lunch, free afternoon for a walk on the beach, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6. After breakfast, check-out and departure for Riace, the town where the famous bronze statues representing ancient Greek warriors were discovered.  In this town there are the Lavorata Cellars, producer of the famous wine Greco di Bianco. During the trip, we will stop at the archeological site of Scolacium, in Roccelletta di Borgia, a place of extraordinary beauty, set in a breathtaking Mediterranean landscape and considered the reference point of the period of transition from Ancient Greece to Medieval times. During the trip, we will stop for a light lunch before going to the Partenone Resort (4* hotel). Check-in, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7. After breakfast, visit to the Lavorata Cellars and vineyards, producer of the famous wine Greco di Bianco, local food and wine tasting. In the afternoon, visit to the ancient village of Gerace, the Norman city par excellence. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8. After breakfast, check-out and departure for the airport or the train station, as per previous arrangements. End of services.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation in hotel 3:04 *, double, or twin, HB, including drinks, visits to wine cellars indicated, tasting / lunch set, the visit to Italy by night with a special shuttle and storytellers, the inputs museum where applicable, the guidance for the entire period, the motor coach from arrival to departure.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: travel to / from the medical / luggage insurance.


Sicilia - Le vie dei sapori Da Catania a Ragalna

This is the first leg of a tour, made the discovery of extraordinary flavors, along the Ionian coast of Sicily. A long, intense, including History, Art & Flavours which we will make starting with the fascinating volcanic landscape of Mount Etna, from intimate said "Iddu" to reach up to that strip of land, which is cross between South and North, between East and West, in front of the sea that, for centuries, the Greek ships, Carthaginian and Roman, I have sailed battling each other. At the back, sometimes beaten by the warm south wind, sometimes by lashing the north, there is the Val di Noto, with its Baroque towns, now a World Heritage Site.

The History of Sicily, is ancient and sinks into the Magna Grecia. Of this Civilization, the first traces appear in 735 BC when, in Naxos, settled the first settlers calcidesi. In the following years there was a succession of landings and settlements, which laid the foundations of Greek history in Sicily, determining the language, culture and art. The entire east coast, therefore, was colonized by the Greeks, and dallestesse colonies developed, they created other colonies. Syracuse, among others, is the most important Greek city on the island.
Always Chalcis, in 729 BC, ie 6 years after the founding of Naxos, Catania founded, and it is from Catania, which is the second-largest city by population, of which it must be said that all the built old houses, buildings, infrastructure, dates from after the 1693 earthquake, which starts the first leg of our tour in Sicily. But if the history of Sicily is ancient, absolutely linked to Ancient Greece, is the even more ancient history Diquel monument of nature called Etna, where the fertility of the soil, due to the sedimentation of ancient volcanic activity, it is simply amazing and this is a circular path around it,

From the city, recently returned to a good shine, for the recovery of many works of art and historic buildings along the legendary Via Etna, he climbs the slopes of the volcano, and it is here, between the rivers Salty and Simeto which is the farm Aragon, a specialist in the production of extra virgin olive oil, obtained by cold pressing, the olive-growing cultivar Nocellara Etna and Cipressino. An oil of intense golden yellow color, with notes of green tomato equally intense and aromatic herbs, such as oregano.

Going up Mount Etna on the east flank in Gravina di Catania, meets the Farm Arcoria, covering more than 70 hectares in hilly and largest producer of citrus fruits. The agricultural products of the area of ​​Etna, are marked with the label ARCOBIO, to differentiate them from others, for the exceptional organoleptic and nutritional characteristics, and also to the strict organic farming methods. The citrus varieties, ranging from the common to the Tarot Mandarin Ciaculli up to Valencia in May, closes the annual production. The plant olive oil, also organic, sees the production DEII cultivars Nocellare Etna and the Moorish.

To know and appreciate the table olives, as well as an extraordinary olive zone "dop Mount Etna", always in Gravina di Catania, you go where the headquarters of the Farm Lanzafame. The stage of crops, thinning towards the south, allows the sunlight the plants evenly and the climate piedmont determine the better absorption of important substances of the soil evenly, giving the products a very high quality.

A Viagrande, however, we encounter the Terre Nere company specializing in the manufacture of canned food, produced exclusively from excellent raw materials. All products Terre Nere, are prepared in the traditional way, using only fresh fruit. Scented its products, such as jams, where the finest citrus peel are candied in honey orange blossom, according to an exclusive process. The jellies, finally, represent the company's desire to offer a different way, to consume the most noble Sicilian wines. They are intense, delicate, or combined with exotic spices and perfectly match the cheeses, cold meats and boiled meat.

A short detour, always in Viagrande, leads us where the winery Benanti. Born at the end of the 800 from his grandfather Joseph, who started producing wine in an old farm of his father, now offers products derived from Certified Organic Farming and includes wines from particular clones of grape varieties, which have been reproduced in the Ancient fragrances. The company produces wines for the high-end market, including Etna DOC, Sicily Itg, Minella, Nenello Mascalese, as well as dessert wines, grappa and olive oil Nocellara Etna.

In San Giovanni la Punta, we will find the Ancient Sicily, in reality small craft, specialized in canned vegetables in oil. Its brand Antica canning Etna, has been specifically designed for the retail and catering and production is based mainly on the quality of primary products, expertly selected. Produces sauces and preserves for appetizers, condiments, sauces, pates, oils, vacuum, spices, spice grinder, salt, dried fruit, jams.

Going up in Belper, on a plot of 12ha, we find the farm Antares, where in 2000, husband and wife, eager to reclaim the traditions of their land by professionals cultivate citrus and olives as many as 5 different cultivars, getting in the first place 'Extra Virgin Olive Oil and scented Antares derivatives and flavored niepitina, red pepper, fennel, thyme, sage, rosemary, peppermint, marjoram, ginger, cumin, coriander, anise and juniper,

Not far from Belper, or in Ragalna, on the edge of the volcanic areas, is prominent if the farm Feud Don Cirino, which is halfway between the towns of Ragalna and Santa Maria di Licodia.
Family property Cunsolo, for four generations, Salvatore, the descendant and current owner, over 35 years, transformed, modernized and specialized in producing organic extra virgin olive oil PDO "Mount Etna". The olive grove has an area of ​​about 8 acres and includes more than a thousand trees, some centuries old, still in excellent condition with vegetation. The cultivation is exclusively organic. Excellent the Indian figs "Bastardumu

Next stage: from Pallet Town, in Bronte, in Giarre



For organized group, minimum 15, max 25 people, 4 days/3 nights.
Validity: May, June, September


  • Day 1: Arrival at the hotel, check-in, welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 2: Plami/Monte Sant'Elia/Palmi. After breakfast, guided tour of Palmi and surrounding area, up to Mount Saint Elias; later a visit to the House of Culture, or the Francesco Cilea Museum, and the Picture Gallery dedicated to Leonida Repaci. Lunch at a typical local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure, with the possibility to use the Hotel Spa (sauna, Turkish bath, hydro-massage, indoor pool). Dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 3: Mini-cruise from Palmi to Scilla. After breakfast, at 9,30 a.m., boarding for a mini-cruise "to the discovery of Costa Viola - from Palmi to Scilla - the Homeric coast where according to the legend the mermaids sing mesmerizing songs. The mini-cruise also includes a pic-nic on the beach. Return to the hotel, spa, dinner and overnight stay.

  • Day 4: Palmi/Scilla/Palmi. After breakfast, passing through Bagnara, excursion to Scilla, the "Venice of the South", to visit the picturesque and charming village of Chianalea, that, with its beauty, has enchanted poets and painters around the world and a visit to the Ruffo Casle. Lunch at a local restaurant, here you will enjoy the extraordinary view of the Bay of Sirens, the Castle and Sicily. Here you will taste a typical local dish, Swordfish. Return to the hotel, farewell and departure.


  • The price includes: accomodation at the Rainbow Hotel (4*), in double rooms or matrimonial suites, HB, drinks are includes at the table (water and wine), mini-cruise along the Costa Viola and pic-nic, lunch on the second and fourth day, use of the spa (massage not includes), tour guide.

  • The price does not inlcude: local transport to be arranged separately and if necessary, entry at the House of Culture Museum, to be paid upon entrace.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Le Marche Food Tours & Gastronomic Holiday

See how our Italian locals live and work and discover first hand the magical astmosphere of the Sibillini Mountains. with the help of friends who were born and raised in the area, are extremely passionate about nature and the traditional Le Marche way of life we are pleased to offer you the following excursion. We hope that your days with us will allow you to experience and better understand why life here ha remained unchanged for centuries.

This five day gastronomic break will see you truffle hunting, cooking, visiting local craftsmen, eating, drinking and seeing some wonderful places in Le Marche.

Your host for this excursion, Moreno, has always appreciated 'the sweet breath of the earth'. On his father's farm, where he grew up, they specialise in the production of old varities of apples such as the Mela Rosa dei Monti Sibillini. This apple was presented to the Slow Food movement in Turin and received some of the best national gastronomic reviews. A graduate of the University of Macerata in Tourism and rural Marketing, Moreno has had the good fortune to know and work with many influential thought leaders on the Slow Food Movement and front runners in Italian gastronomy and tourism.

Moreno is a local artisan and food lover who is keen to protect and promote this special area of Le Marche protecting and promoting its products and gastronomic traditions. He has also been featured in Italy on 'Feast with Heston Blumenthal' on Channel 4.


Programme Includes:
·         5 days and 4 nights accommodation, based on double occupancy
·         Daily Breakfast
·         Welcome wine tasting
·         Visit to the Medieval Village of Ortezzano
·         Visit to a Pottery in the village of Montottone
·         Truffle Hunting with local hunters and their dogs
·         Pasta making class
·         Visit to a local vineyard
·         Visit to the beautiful city of Ascoli Piceno
·         Arrival & departure transfers to and from Rome airport
When you visit Le Marche you will inevitably be struck by the wonderful rural landscape, the rich cultural heritage, the historic architecture and the quality of the local produce. But we'd like to help you get under Le Marche's skin by meeting local artisans and experiencing the true flavour of rural life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The region's economy has traditionally been based upon agriculture and the fantastic products made by local artisans. Most of 

these artisans work for small family businesses that have handed down skills from one generation to the next, many still work by hand and, despite the demands of the global marketplace, there is still relatively little mechanisation.

Not many people know that Le Marche is one of Italy's principal truffle regions. The truth is that it's here you will find many of the valuable tuber magnatum pico (prized white truffle) and tuber melanosporum (delicious black truffle) that grace tables all over Italy.

Truffle Hunting in Le Marche

The region of Le Marche is extraordinarily rich with truffles. You are allowed to go hunting with trained dogs and can collect all species that are permitted by law. Both white and black truffles are readily found here but not at the same time of the year.

Truffle Hunting Dates in Le Marche
·         January and March - Black Truffle Hunting
·         January and September - White Truffle Hunting
·         April and September - Melanospurum (black truffle) Hunting
Experience a fantastic day truffle hunting with experts and their dogs in local woodland, then sit down and sample local wines and a mouth watering menu based around your truffles.


Your residence during this programme will be in a local agriturismo which will instantly immerse you into the Italian way of life with good food, good company and good wine.

Your rooms will be simple, exceptionally clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms. Breakfast is included in the price and some evenings you will be eating at the restaurant at the agriturismo.


Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights 

Day One: Welcome to Le Marche
·         Transfer from Rome airport to the agriturismo
·         Arrival & Check-in
·         Welcome wine tasting
·         Dinner at the agriturismo
Day Two: La Strada dell'Artigiano
·         Breakfast in the agriturismo
·         Morning – Visit to the Medieval Village of Ortezzano
·         Lunch in a Local Restaurant
·         After lunch, visit to the Pottery laboratory in Montottone Village
·         Return to the Agriturismo
·         Dinner out
Day Three: Truffle Hunting with local hunters
·         Breakfast is served
·         10.00 – cookery class on how to make pasta - when finished we leave the fresh pasta to dry and meet with the hunters for some local wine tasting
·         Lunch at the agriturismo to sample the pasta made in the morning along with other local recipes. Wine included
·         After lunch - leave for the woodlands and our truffle hunting experience
·         Truffle hunting with expert local hunters and their trained dogs
·         16.00 - a trip to Amandola Village for some free time and then back to the agriturismo
·         Dinner at the agriturismo
Day Four: Amore di Vino
·         Breakfast is served
·         Morning - Visit to the local winery 'Filippo Panichi' where you will be invited to taste some of the wonderful wines
·         Lunch at the winery
·         An afternoon in the beautiful city of Ascoli Piceno finishing with an aperitivo in one of the historic bars
·         Return to the agriturismo
·         Dinner at the agriturismo
Day Five: Amore di Vino
·         Breakfast is served
·         Transfer to Rome airport
·         Saluti e baci


 Le Marche
The Le Marche region is a culturally rich area, divided into four provinces by four river valleys in a remote part of Italy. Much of Le Marche is, as yet, undiscovered by the crowds ensuring that the land and villages remain quiet and untouched. Its strategic location makes it a perfect spot for reaching all the most important destinations of central Italy including Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Urbino, Gubbio, and Ravenna. The Le Marche region lies on the eastern side of central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the majestic Apennine Mountains and has enough attractions to keep visitors busy for years. Admire the masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, hike across uncharted mountains or hunt for the best catch of the day in a Mediterranean fishing port. It is still possible to experience a taste of old-world cuisine and culture in Le Marche, an area still unsullied by mass tourism which makes it a very intriguing place to visit. The Marchigiani, the people of the Le Marche region, are hard working, warm and friendly. Known for producing quality merchandise in textiles and leathers, they have also developed special niches in artisan industries such as high quality handmade paper at Fabriano and musical instruments at Castelfidardo. Olive trees, fresh vegetables and vineyards are plentiful throughout the region also. Many seaside resorts stretch along the extensive of Adriatic coast, making it a relaxing destination for summer vacations.

Ascoli Piceno
Surrounded by mountains and natural parks, the town of Ascoli Piceno has been inhabited since pre-Roman times. Legend has it that a woodpecker led prehistoric settlers to the site, thus bringing about the town's foundation. Ascoli Piceno's historic center is rich in churches, palazzi and other important monuments. In particular, the town's central Renaissance square, Piazza del Popolo, is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. This piazza, which acted as the forum in Roman times, is dominated by the Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, which was burned to the ground during a local feud in 1535 and completely rebuilt ten years later. You can also visit Le Marche's second largest art gallery inside the 17th-century Palazzo Comunale situated in Piazza Arringo, or Ascoli's cathedral in the same square.