Love at first sight. Has it happened to you? It did to us…but not how you might imagine.
We were several days into our first Italian adventure. Like most tourists, we sought to explore some of Italy’s most popular destinations. After consuming the wonders of Venice and Verona, we rented a car venturing north into what we then knew only as the “Italian Alps”. And then it happened. Almost instantly. The splendor we encountered in South Tyrol shot an arrow straight through our wanderlust hearts. Travel would never be the same again.
Our bucket list of countries to visit became meaningless clutter. Hopping around and crossing off as many destinations as possible suddenly seemed pointless. For us, the only choice was South Tyrol. Our passion became devouring and savoring all the area has to offer.
Like all good travelers, we immediately snapped a couple of selfies to capture the moment. We’ve become a bit more fashion-forward since then.
Revealing a Hidden Gem
The seed for Throne & Vine was planted on that first trip to South Tyrol. We felt as if we had stumbled on Italy’s best-kept secret. It was tempting to keep this hidden gem to ourselves, but when family and friends began questioning why we kept returning to the same place in Italy, we knew keeping the lid on South Tyrol forever was just not possible.
Throne & Vine blossomed into our way to reveal all of the beauty, adventure, history and culture South Tyrol offers travelers. We dive deep sharing the best South Tyrol experiences from hiking the Dolomites, wellness retreats, wine getaways, culinary discoveries and much more. Throne & Vine has become a go-to resource for travelers around the world looking to plan a European adventure unlike any other.
We know all too well how time-consuming, overwhelming and confusing it can be to plan the ultimate vacation. That’s why Throne & Vine aims to make it EASY to embark on the South Tyrol trip of your dreams. From exploring the Dolomites to soaking in the Mediterranean sun of Merano, we have you covered. Our FREE South Tyrol Travel Resource Library is full of guides, checklists and insider tips to help you plan each step.
And if you want expert advice beyond what is in the resource library or simply want us to create your perfect trip, we offer South Tyrol Trip Planning Services that are affordable and thorough.
A Bit More About Us
The best way to get to know us is through the stories we tell here on Throne & Vine. But here is a teaspoon to give you a quick taste of who we are.
Kate has a product marketing background with one of the largest fitness and wellness companies in the world. When not consumed with all things South Tyrol, she teaches yoga, gardens and makes the spiciest pasta dishes this side of Italy. Fun fact: Kate has a passion for pit bulls. She has rescued a lovely lady named Khaleesi and a handsome boy named Jorah.
Kate’s favorite travel quote is from Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
Vin has a diverse background spanning public relations, sales, marketing and owning a boutique wine business that distributed wine from Italy, France and South America. He is an avid outdoorsman and persistently struggles between choosing wine or beer. Fun fact: before settling into his career, Vin was the drummer for a Pearl Jam cover band.
His favorite travel quote comes from Helen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
See You on the Sunny Side of the Alps!
Thank you for joining us on our journey through South Tyrol. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or to share your own experiences exploring Italy’s best-kept secret.
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