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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's Best Kept Secrets

Ever wondered if there are some secret and stunningly beautiful corners of Italy? There are! Let me share Italy's best kept secrets...

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A Delightful Le Marche Country House.

Love the real Italy? Don't mind eating genuine Italian dishes? Aren't put off by the thought of staying in a beautifully restored Italian country house? Click the link then...

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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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The Val Chisone Valley - Home to the Great Wall and the Fenestrelle Fortress

The Val Chisone Valley and the Germanasca Valley are some of the loveliest mountain areas in Italy. From good food through to the Great Wall of Europe this area has something for everyone.....

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Undiscovered Neive - An Authentic Italian Village

You'll find a lot of gorgeous villages and little towns in Italy; many though are full of tourists. Well here's one that is simply gorgeous and still undiscovered...click to discover Neive.

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The Best Beach in Sardinia and in Italy

Summer is too short to be wasted. You need the best beach in Sardinia to make it worthwhile. We have all of them right here for you.

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A Journey through Civita di Bagnoregio

Breathtaking! That's the only description for Civita di Bagnoregio. Perched on a crumbling cliff high above the plain this medieval village is a true gem.

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Advertise Your Business in Italy

Advertise your business in Italy with us. Low cost and effective targeted traffic bring results

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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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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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Restaurants in Italy - Our Pick of the Best

Our guide to restaurants in Italy offers personally selected restaurants, nearly all of which are unknown to tourists and in few, if any, guide books. Most are very reasonably priced too.

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Real Italian Mamma's Cooking at this Restaurant in Gubbio

At this restaurant in Gubbio you'll feel welcome the moment you walk through the door. Cosimo greets you with a warm smile while his lovely wife Maria cooks as only an Italian mamma can.

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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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Calabria's Coast of the Gods

Why does everybody forget about Calabria? Foreign tourists rarely venture to the sun-soaked toe of Italy’s boot. Yet this is Calabria’s Coast of the Gods – one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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Leaving Santa Domenica Talao

The end of a dream sees Tammy (the single mom from Canada) leaving Santa Domenica Talao

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The Joys of Calabrian Living

A single mom leaves Canada to move to Calabria. After nearly a year of Calabrian living she has a lot of info to share for those who have similar dreams.

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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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