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Italian Notes is a personal blog launched in November 2010 by Mette Vaabengaard and Henrik Larsen. A Danish couple with a profound passion for all things Italian. With a professional journalistic background and years of experience in travel writing, news and corporate PR and marketing for airlines and tourist organizations, the blog was introduced as a personal project that reflects our perception of Italy and Italian food and share it with other italophiles. Over the years we have generated a lot of  experience in private publishing and the use of social media  for marketing and networking purposes.

We are based in Copenhagen but go to Italy several times a year for travels and extended stays at our rural house in Puglia.

What is Italian Notes
Italian Notes is a passion driven food and travel website offering inspiration, background information, news and advice on destinations, history, cooking and gastronomy in Italy. The quality of the contents are generally recognized with posts featured on eg. National Geographic.

We offer our audiences a blend of travelogues, anecdotes, photography, recipes and advice on Italy mixed with links to articles on Italy in international media. Italian Notes works as consolidating online guide for lovers of all things Italian.

Every year 43.2 million international tourists visit Italy, and more people all over the world have a passion for the country and the lifestyle manifested through a preference for Italian food, wine, design and other products. Italian Notes strive to keep this passion alive and active. Through blog posts and features readers gain a first hand experience of the major and minor sights, bizarre stories and quirky detail, while the recipes promote a healthy Italian diet based on local tradition and seasonal produce.

Italian Notes’ content is shared in an interactive community that covers blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, StumbleUpon, and other social networks.

Advertising We don’t generally do old fashioned advertising banners, but would love to discuss any ideas or wishes you might have.

Sponsored Content  Sponsored features, guest posts and product reviews are accepted subject to editorial guidelines.

Partnerships If you represent an Italian travel or food brand, I would love discuss possible partnerships to promote your product or destination throughout Italian Notes’ publications and social media platform. It could be through a sponsorship package that includes product endorsements, blog posts and social media promotion.

Press Trips We do occasionally participate in sponsored press trips, when the programme is in line with the idea behind Italian Notes. Relevant activities on press trips are marketed through a series of blog posts and features over an extended period of time combined with intensive social media shares.

Contact Mette for more information, updated stats and rates.

11 replies
  1. Gino
    Gino says:

    i have see now this blog and i give my compliments!
    if you like or your colleagues research assitance on this zone of Italy(Liguria) or eventually French Riviera, i can help you nice job to all!

  2. Elena
    Elena says:

    Dear Mette,

    I saw one of your Tweets and followed the link to Italian Notes. The blog is really nicely done, well written and I believe it to be very appealing for an audience who loves Italy.

    I work for the San Diego Italian Film Festival and soon a music ensemble playing folk tunes from Puglia will come to town to perform for us.

    Please keep writing and loving Italia!


  3. Mike Carlucci
    Mike Carlucci says:

    Thank you for taking the time to follow us on Twitter. We are a fairly young company exporting the best products from Puglia to Europe and the rest of the world.
    We have not made people in Scandinavia aware of our existence and the wonderful range of products we have to offer.
    Do you think that you would be able to help us in some way?
    We have just prepared a receipt for ” Pasta Brodo” may we send it to you and if you like it you might like to include it on your site.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my message.
    Kind regards,

  4. Perry Saxon
    Perry Saxon says:

    Hi there,

    Just found your post on the Salt tax and Tuscan bread – very interesting! It’s been a while since the post but just on the off chance you still see this message I would really love your help.

    I was wondering what your sources were regarding the embargo Pisa instigated and the Papal salt change in 1540?

    Also if you had any further reading to recommend on the subject I would be really appreciative!

    Thanks so much!

    • Mette
      Mette says:

      Sorry, I really don’t remember. It could be just hear-say, as these stories are traveling up and down Tuscany and Umbria, and you tend to hear something every time you shop for bread. Anyway, I’ll try to keep better track of my sources in the future.


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