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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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Luxury Hotels in Venice Italy

Which two luxury hotels in Venice Italy are the very finest? If you are looking for a hotel to match the splendour of Venice then look no further than the absolutely breathtaking...

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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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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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The Best of Le Marche Italy

The Best of Le Marche Italy. A beautiful journey through this magical region of Italy.

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Mondavio & Corinaldo – An Renaissance Villages in the Heart of le Marche

Mondavio is gorgeous. Not far from Urbino and San Leo the setting, amidst green and gently rolling hills, is gorgeous. Step back in time...

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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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Property in Piedmont Italy

Our selection of the finest property in Piedmont Italy. From country cottages to alpine chalets and even a stunning winery producing superb wine...

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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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Beautiful Piedmont Photos Collection

These Piedmont photos succeed in capturing the beauty of one of the loveliest of Italian regions. Many photos including Italian vineyards, delightful villages like La Morra and Barolo and much more.

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Piedmont - an Insiders Guide to Discovering this Magical Italian Region

Is Piedmont the nearest place in Italy to paradise? It is! Simply click and discover why...

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The Riviera of Monte Conero Italy. My Little Son's Favourite Place in Le Marche

Great beaches lapped by the waters of the Adriatic and stunning scenery make the Italian Riviera of Monte Conero a great place to visit.

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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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The Hotel Danieli in Venice Italy

Yearning to unwind in opulent luxury? Would a magnificently restored 14th century Venetian palace do the trick? Then visit the Hotel Danieli in Venice Italy.

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Montiglio Piedmont - One of the Loveliest Hill Towns in 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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Best Beach Hotels Sardinia

Over the last ten years we have visited some beautiful beach hotels in Sardinia but one stands out for us. Discover which one it is here..

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My Italian Story - Building a Business I Love

A few years ago I changed my life completely. Let me share my secret with you and a little about my Italy too.

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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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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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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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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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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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