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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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
Villas Holidays in Sardinia? We are the specialists in Sardinian rentals. Personally selected homes from Olbia and Alghero to Arbatax and beyond.
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.
Thinking of visiting Urbino? Then I think I have discovered the perfect place to stay. This lovely town was the first place my wife and I stayed in Marche after moving to Italy over ten years ago...
One of the forgotten great cities of Europe, Turin or Torino was my home for eight years. It is an elegant and enchanting city that I love deeply. Let me share its many secrets...
Put on your walking shoes! Turin is best explored on foot and I have the perfect walking tour of Turin. All the best Turin attractions are here from Palazzo Madama through to a ghost...
The Italian city of Trieste, once known as Vienna-on-sea, is a city most tourists never discover. That is a real shame as this is a city with so much to offer...
Looking to travel to Turin from Nice by Train? We have everything you need to know about this and other train journeys in Italy in our comprehensive insider guide to trains in Italy.
A traditional Italian dessert, Zabajone is a delicious treat for the whole family. This is the authentic recipe straight out of Italy......
Tour Sardinia takes you on an exploration of this most magical of Mediteranean Islands. From beautiful beaches through to ancient villages Sardina has it all. There are many ways of exploring..
Amazing - eating a four course dinner on a tram! If you are visiting Torino Italy then the Tram Restaurant is a lovely way to see this magnificent city while eating great food. Check out the video ...
I'm Maria. Italian, and love cooking. So many folks have asked me for a simple tomato based sauce for pasta that I thought I'd share my favorite.
A mouthwatering Tiramisu Recipe and easy too. Not for nothing the name means pick me up in Italian. Maria's authentic recipe is now on our site...
Everyone knows the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast but there is somewhere just as lovely with hardly any tourists? It's Tellaro!
Stuffed Roasted Peppers. This is a really simple recipe and it is 100% authentic Italian. A tastier stuffed roast pepper recipe doesn't exist.
A family's tale of courage and adventure in the enchanting town of Spello. Inspirational reading for those dreaming of living in Italy.
Soup alla Canavese - A great recipe from the Piedmont Italy countryside Ideal for those cold winter days.
Yearning for the best ski holidays in Italy? Bardonecchia is the answer; offering brilliant skiing, a great apres ski scene and of course the food is amazing.
Alagna is a great place for a ski holiday in Italy. This village of 500 inhabitants is located on the slopes of the second highest mountain in Europe – Monte Rosa. Unknown by skiers and anybody else.
My wife and I have spent nearly ten years in Turin. On our site we share some great advice and insider tips on shopping in Turin, included are many of the best places to shop known only to the locals
Planning on shopping in Milan? Then you have to read our guide! It is packed full of advice on where to shop, what to buy and where the bargains are to be found.
Sestriere chalets and inside information on one of Italy’s premier ski resorts. The secrets of Sestriere await your discovery
Sauze d’Oulx is the Gateway to the Milky Way and some of the very best Italian Skiing. Discover more? Visit our insider's guide!
Sardinia Bed and Breakfast features a carefully selected choice of the best bed and breakfast options in Sardinia
The Sardinia Beaches Guide selects the best beaches in Sardinia and Italy. Everything you need to know about discovering paradise in Sardinia is here...
The end of a dream sees Tammy (the single mom from Canada) leaving Santa Domenica Talao
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.
Rome is the most beautiful city in the world. This gallery of photos, taken by a Roman, proves it.
Rome, Florence, Assisi...Italy. Everything that is best about Italy is right here awaiting your discovery.
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.
Looking for Quality hotels & Spas in Italy? Then I cannot rave enough about this hotel and spa in an absolutely magnificent setting. The Relais San Maurizio is exceptional...read more
Cottages of a hundred hues and shades tumble to the shores of azure Mediterranean seas - this is the island of Procida
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.......
Is Piedmont the nearest place in Italy to paradise? It is! Simply click and discover why...