My Italian Story

My name is Andrew, I moved to Italy with my wife Maria many years ago and it was in Italy that my son William was born.

The MioMyItaly teamThe MioMyItaly team

Piedmont is one of the most beautiful Italian regions. A place to enjoy good food, warm people, and the joys of life in a lovely corner of the world.

A New Start?

After years in the business world in Italy, I decided that I needed more. I felt like life was passing me by. I lived in a lovely part of the world but spent my life working, and the stress was starting to affect my health.

I decided that enough was enough. I wanted to do something I enjoyed.

My dream was to build a website about Italy offering only honest advice and personally selected recommendations.

I wanted to share everything that I had discovered during my time in Italy. I wanted others to share and experience my passion for this magical place. To fall in love with Italy.

Yea, sure! I hear you say, "What's the big deal about setting up a web site?

Well, did you realize 99% of websites fail, and I knew no tech stuff? In fact, I still don't know much about technology, and yet now we have two websites, this one plus one called ItalyMammaMia.

Anyway, for me the biggest step was deciding I needed to change my life. Once I had done that I had done the hard part, I had silenced the doubter within...

So How Did I Do It?

Well, it took a few dismal failures before I finally stumbled across the answer. I guess I was just determined and never gave up. Thank goodness I didn't, as after many false starts, I eventually stumbled upon Solo Build It!

Many people put up websites with Wealthy Associates and Wix etc., but nearly all fail.

Why is that? It's because nobody but Solo Build It! teaches you how to build an online business, and that is the most important aspect of all. A website is not an online business - it is only a small part of the puzzle. Unless you have the right tools you won't make enough of an income to allow you to share your passion.

Solo Build It! provided me with those tools; they allowed me to convert my passion into a business and not just a website. 

Why not read the full Solo Build It review my wife Maria wrote here. It should answer any questions you may have if you desire to change your life too.

Anyway, we now are able to devote our lives to sharing Italy.

Our dream has come true. With each passing year, we continue to uncover a myriad of enchanting hidden gems—those charming little villages tucked away from the tourist crowds, waiting to be explored and cherished.

But it's not just the villages that captivate us. It's the authentic Italian dining experiences that are a big part of our passion. We aren't drawn to the glitz of Michelin-starred restaurants; instead, we seek out the humble establishments that exude the warmth and flavors of Maria's own mother's cooking. In these traditional eateries, we discover culinary treasures that have been lovingly passed down through generations, preserving the essence of Italian cuisine.

Sharing these time-honored recipes is a true joy for us.

We take pride in unveiling the secrets of Maria's family and other Italian households, ensuring that these culinary traditions continue to thrive. We've got everything from hearty pasta dishes to mouthwatering desserts, and we invite you to savor the authentic flavors that have been celebrated by Italians for centuries.

The recipes come from the length and breadth of Italy. One of my favorites is a Cannoli recipe from an aunt in Sicily, and the Tiramisu recipe from a friend who wrote a book about tiramisu and Lasagna, made the real Italian way.

My son, too, is more involved these days. He is in charge of making the videos we feature on our YouTube channel and on our ItalyMammaMia website.

As we embark on this fulfilling journey, our hearts overflow with gratitude.

We are so humbled by the opportunity to introduce you to the beauty of Italy's hidden villages and the soul-nourishing cuisine that defines this remarkable country. Together, let's embrace the richness of Italy's culture, heritage, and flavors, forging connections that transcend borders and time. Our dream has come true, and we can't wait to share it with you.

If you enjoy my site, I'd love your support.

All you need to do is book your accommodation via this link or any of the other hotel links on the website. Whether it's for travel to Italy... or anywhere else on earth, your support means the world to us.

You'll get the best deal available, and the income helps us stay independent and keep bringing you the best of Italy. 

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