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Discovered! A different Italy. Most visitors to Italy know Rome, Venice, Florence and Tuscany. There is SO much more.

Far from the everyday Italian tourist traps there is another Italy. A rather special Italy.

Join me and my wife Maria in exploring the places, people and products of Piedmont, le Marche, Liguria and Sardinia.

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Italy on Facebook

The most gorgeous photos of Italy from Facebook, all in one place for your enjoyment. Which is your favorite?

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Ponza Island - The Island of Love

They call Ponza Island the island of love. I'd agree with that - I've fallen in love with every single thing on this beautiful isle. Discover it for yourself...

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Discover the Italy of your Dreams

Maria and I share with you the secrets of our Italy - the wonderful places, people, beaches and cuisine of the regions we love most.

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9 Things to Love Best about Italy

9 things that are best about Italy. It was a challenge to narrow down the thousands of fabulous places in my region of Italy to these nine but we have done it... discover them now!

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Alba Italy is perhaps THE gourmet capital of Piedmont

Thinking of visiting Alba Italy? Having lived near Alba for ten years few, if any, places in Italy are more beautiful. Surrounded by some of Italy's most picturesque vineyards let me share its secrets

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The Frasassi Caves and the Church Inside

The Frasassi caves are incredible but for me the most awesome site is the Temple of Valadier built in a huge cavern. I have never seen anything like it!

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The Candelo Flower Show in one of Italy's Loveliest Villages

Candelo, an authentic medieval village. Towering castle walls dominate while stone cottages and cobblestone lanes charm. The Candelo Flower show in May transforms Candelo

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Lake Orta - Most Beautiful and Romantic of all Italian Lakes

Lake Orta has been an inspiration to poets and writers for centuries and is without doubt the most romantic lake in Italy and one of the most romantic places on earth. Need romance? Visit now!

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Montiglio Piedmont is one of finest Hill Towns in all of Italy

Montiglio Piedmont is drop dead beautiful. Add to that the unbelievable but wonderful fact that you will be the only foreign tourist in town. Clearly you have found a private corner of paradise.

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San Ginesio - A gem of a village. One of the loveliest in Italy

San Ginesio is one of those little villages where you get that immediate sense of belonging. Once you arrive you'll feel as if you should never leave.

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Picture Book Italy - Portofino

Picture postcard perfect, that's what you get when you visit Portofino. You sometimes you feel it can't be real. Have five minutes? Let me share this idyllic town with you.......

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Barolo is the village home of the famous Italian Barolo wine.

Barolo is a delightful little village that is home to a big wine. Discover more in our insider guide to Barolo and the Langhe wine region.

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Tellaro - One of Italy's Best kept Secrets

Everyone knows the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast but there is somewhere just as lovely with hardly any tourists? It's Tellaro!

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Our Sardinia Map features some of the Best Hotels and Beaches

Our Sardinia Map page features a map of the most stunning beaches in Sardinia and some of the best places to stay on the island.

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Which is the Best Costa Smeralda Beach?

Which is the best Costa Smeralda beach? I have set myself the task of finding the best one. The hard work of ten years of summers spent on beautiful beaches has paid off. I have the answer at last!

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San Leo a Charming Medieval Le Marche Hill Town

San Leo in the Marche region of Italy is, together with the Piedmont towns of Montiglio and Saluzzo, my favourite hill town in Italy. I was completely stunned the first time I came here

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The Best Beaches in Liguria

Discovered, the best beaches in Liguria. Close to Milan and Turin this is a little bit of Italian coastline that really must not be missed.

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Saluzzo is an Absolutely Exquisite Little Italian Town

Saluzzo is such a beautiful little town. I'd challenge anyone to visit and not fall madly in love with this gem.

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Discover the Secrets of the Cinque Terre Italy

Cinque Terre Italy is one of the most famous and most beautiful coasts in the world. For many years Maria and I lived near here and we discovered many of its secrets. Now let us share them....

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Our Italian Newsletter

Our Italian Newsletter is packed full of great insider tips about Italy, from Venice to Piedmont and much more in between - and it is all for FREE.

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Exploring Beautiful Italy

Beautiful Italy isn't only those typical images of Tuscany we've all seen. There are a myriad of other gorgeous landscapes...discover them all here.

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Want to Work on an Organic Farm in Italy?

Want to work on an Organic Farm in Italy? Here's the story of a couple from New York who did just that. Definitely worth reading before you make a decision

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The Guide to Car Rental Italy

Car Rental Italy is the best way to explore the countryside and those gorgeous little towns that make Italy so special

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The Venaria Palace - One of the Top Five Tourist Attractions in Italy

The Venaria Palace is one of the top five tourist attractions in Italy. The palace, just outside of Turin, is a UNESCO world heritage site and equal or better than even the palace of Versailles.

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The Perfect Italian Itinerary

Planning a trip to Italy? Then you really need to read our Italian itinerary before you book a single thing.

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Evocative Italian Images

Photos of the most splendid countries on earth, Italy! Photos can never do it justice but these Italian images come close.

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Living in Positano

Ever dreamed of living in Positano? Well, sometimes dreams just happen to come true. Here's my story of how a visit turned into forever...

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Fried Polenta with Scamorza Cheese

The only recipe for Fried Polenta with Scamorza Cheese you'll ever need or ever want. Don't believe me? Try it and you'll be convinced!

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Italian Recipe and Cooking Guide

Which is the best Italian recipe? Well actually we've 8 perfect Italian bucket list recipes for you. Get that taste of heaven while still here on earth...

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The Cilento Coast - One of Italy's Greatest Secrets

I woke up with a stream of sunlight coming through the shutters, the smell of espresso coffee and the sound of Italians chatting under my balcony. Here I was, on the Cilento Coast, in my new home

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8 Enchanting Days in Italy

All it takes is 8 days and you'll have the most wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Ready to begin? Let's go...

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Parks in Turin - The Best in Italy

Parks in Turin are the best of any Italian city and include the largest urban park in Italy. Join us then in discovering Turin’s and Italy’s loveliest parks…

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Beautiful Rome

Rome is the most beautiful city in the world. This gallery of photos, taken by a Roman, proves it.

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Our Homemade Italian Cannelloni Recipe

Enjoy homemade Cannelloni! For four generations my family - from nonna to mamma have been doing it this way and it works!

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