Amazing stories from all of Italy
Dolcevita.no is a different and more personal Italy guide.
We are two journalists with a warm heart for Italy, and so we bring articles, stories, personal experiences and travel tips - mainly from less known places.
Starting in 1999 Dolcevita.no is well known and trusted as a reliable source of facts and inspiration for Norwegians who wish to explore more of this amazing country.
Italy is very highly valued by Norwegian, as it has been for many years.
And we are glad to see that they like our style: Precise, full of info, but also witty.
Many of our stories have first been published in Norwegian magazines or papers.
Dolcevita.no is not a travel agency nor a tour operator.
We do not rent out houses or arrange travels, but we give recommendations to what deserves it.
Dolcevita.no is a unique guide to Italy
made by Norwegian journalists.
How we work
We have travelled - and will continue to travel - all around Italy to write, take pictures and make videos. We specialize in visiting interesting, but less known areas that will need effective promotion to attract more visitors. By finding those stories, we can tell people up North about life, nature, activities, industry etc.
Dolcevita.no is built on our personal experiences. We tell our stories from a Norwegian perspective, with our personal touch.
One important note about perspective: We strongly believe that you must be native in a country to explain something well to your people, with the correct perspective and their (and our) references. That is why you can't just translate an Italian or American text; it must fit your readers' mindset.
If you'd like a visit
We are very happy to know about new places to visit, new places to tell Norwegians about.
If you like us to come, please drop us a line - then we can discuss the possibilities. Because: What is a good story often isn't very obvious.
If a story on Dolcevita.no also can bring you the promotion you need, that is a win-win, and the effect is lasting: Castiglioncello in Toscana, where we lived and wrote several stories, still attract Norwegians. Before us, hardly noone had passed through.
In short, the place or activities must be suitable for an engaging story - suitable to attract the interest of Norwegians - to make them want to come to experience it themselves.
You can provide the stories, we can tell them.
Anita Salamonsen - Editor and CEO in In2it media/ Dolcevita.no since 1999. Kjetil Grude Flekkøy - Journalist, video producer, webmaster, co-founder. We have made Dolcevita.no from the ground. We have written, photographed, edited, designed and constructed all contents of the site, including the technical stuff.
...through Dolcevita.no lets you reach the Scandinavian market, in particular Norway. Norwegians in general love Italy - and Dolcevita.no is a valued source for info about Italy. You can advertise on Dolcevita:
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One nice story - a winter afternoon in Castiglioncello
(Not necessarily so complicated)
Nice to know about Norway - and their habits
- When do the Scandinavians go on holiday?
- When do they plan holiday travels?
First: The holidays in Scandinavia – Norway, Sweden and Denmark – mainly follow the school calendar:
In summer, school ends about the 20th of June and starts up again in mid August.
In autumn there’s an one week autumn leave/ holiday. Different regions take the leave some time from late September to mid Octobre.
Christmas holiday is from about the 20th of Decembre to 2/ 3rd og January.
Then there’s a winther holiday for one week in late February/ early March.
Easter holiday lasts for 10-12 days from the weekend of Palm Sunday until Tuesday after Easter.
Even in May there’s a week where many people leave, because the are many single holidays.
Most Scandinavians have 5 weeks of holiday, some have 6. But: Scandinavians go on holiday any time they choose. So even if the school calendar is important, people can go when they want.
This means that many go on holiday during low season, also because July/ August in Italy just is too warm…
Just a normal day during winter holiday
If you’d like to take advantage of the Scandinavian market, there are a few things you ought to know. Since the Scandinavian holidays don’t match the Italian ones, people from the North might come to visit you at unexpected times.
Planning their holiday
Many people PLAN their holidays early. For the summer, even Christmas is high season when comes to planning and ordering.
Late autumn is low season.
Those who want to go abroad for Christmas normally order their trip in early autumn.
Winter, spring and summer are very important periods to be visible if you want to catch as many Scandinavians as possible.