Things to do in Venice – Carnival

Artisan colouring a venetian carnival mask

The most colorful festival of the year comes back between January 27 and February 13 Walking through the suggestive streets and canals of Venice, you have certainly noticed some particular crafts. We are talking about decorated masks. They could be just for eyes or for the whole face, painted in white or with bright colors, adorned with feathers, glitters, tiaras … Read More

Nice to meet you – our Booking Department

Reflex Camera

Do you need… … advice to design the best trip for your customers? … more information about the tours of our catalogs? … a friendly voice, able to help you to sell our packages? … an expert who cares your travelers during their Italian holidays? Our Booking Department is the answer to all these questions From North to South, our … Read More

Christmas Taste – 8 things you must know about Pandoro & Panettone cakes

Christmas Sweets

Every year, Italian families are divided on the issue of Christmas desserts. The question is: Pandoro or Panettone? These two traditional sweets compete for the title of favorite Italian Christmas cake annually. So, if you are looking for some dinner ideas perfect for your December holidays here, read more about these big players in Italian festive tables… but remember – … Read More

Christmas Taste – Have you ever tried a piece of Torrone?

Typical Italian Torrone

What’s Christmas Torrone? In December, Christmas food becomes a delicious must in Italy. In particular, sweets and cakes represent also some perfect gifts and Christmas ideas for you and your beloved ones ūüėČ For example, have you ever tasted a piece of Torrone? This traditional nougat is probably of ancient Arab origin. It‚Äôs mainly made of toasted almonds or nuts, … Read More

Only the best hotels – our Contract Department

Relaxing in the swimming pool

The best quality with favorable rates: these are our hotels Unique sights, delicious cuisine, but also a special warm welcome: an experience in Italy is incomplete without the right hotels, able to make your customers feel at home… but at the same time to give them something extraordinary and typically Italian. This is the reason why Carrani Tours guarantees excellent … Read More

A slice of Italian pizza? No, a delicious UNESCO jewel

Sauce on pizza

Today, traditional Neapolitan pizza has been inscribed in UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Flour, water, salt, yeast: four ingredients for the simple, tasty Neapolitan pizza and for its worldwide success. Today, in South Korea, the UN Cultural Body‚Äôs World Heritage Committee has inscribed the traditional unique pizza of Southern Italy and the original art of its … Read More

A highly customized experience… for groups – this is our Groups Department

Tuscany landscape

Are you looking for a tailor-made trip for your customers, but they are a whole group and not few people?¬†At Carrani‘s Groups Department, Giusi Giovannetti, Daniza Memmo, Lanfranca Coccia and Matteo Di Donato work exactly for designing special Italian experiences for both leisure and incentive groups. What can we offer to your groups of customers? We plan complete on-demand itineraries, … Read More

Premium Traveller – Welcome to Italy!

Incredible view of a Marina in Italy

Welcome in¬†Premium Traveller Is your customer looking for a¬†tailor-made¬†experience? Has your customer asked you for something¬†different? What your customer really wants is to be¬†pampered¬†and¬†professionally advisedby the experts in the field? Let us introduce Irene and Federica, our Premium Traveller Team: “Our goal is exactly to meet all the different needs of the travellers who desire to discover Italy in complete … Read More

Did you know that Piazza Navona had been a lake?

Pannini Paint of Piazza Navona

Too hot in Rome? A summer blue lagoon in one of the most delightful squares of the Eternal City – this was the project of Donna Olimpia Pamphilj in 1652. Olimpia was the all-powerful sister-in-law of Pope Innocent X. As papal family‚Äôs palace overlooked Piazza Navona, she decided to turn it into a unique backdrop for aristocratic carriage rides. So, … Read More

A new light on the Vatican Museums: Raphael Rooms

Raffaello Athens School

The project of giving a new light on the Vatican Museums is still continuing. After the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo and the external Colonnade by Bernini, today the new course of Vatican lighting sponsored by Carrani Tours involves the worldwide famous Raphael Rooms‚Äô frescoes. 2.400 LEDs have been placed in the heart of the fifth most visited Museum in the … Read More

In the mood for something sweet? Let’s talk about Tiramisu!

Tiramis√Ļ ingredients

Back in the ancient times, Italian Nonnas used to prepare a delicious rich breakfast, made with freshly laid eggs, some sugar, some coffee or milk for children or some Marsala or Anisette for the grown-ups. This luscious cream is the origin of Mascarpone Cheese we use for our beloved Tiramisu! Even though the origins of this dessert are not clear, … Read More

Buses, tourism, environment: a zero-impact business

I Love Rome Bus

The Study of Touristic Buses in Rome by Sapienza University Rome, June 8, 2017 ‚Äď Today, the Transport and Logistics Research Center of the University of Rome ‚Äď Sapienza has presented its Study of Touristic Buses in Rome.¬†Commissioned by ANAV, FITA-CNA, FEDERLAZIO and ANC-TRASPORTO BUS associations, this Study has been promoted also by Carrani Tours. The President Paolo Delfini highlights: … Read More