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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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10 Enchanting Days in Piedmont Italy

All it takes is 10 days and you'll have the most wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Ready to begin? Let's go...

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Piedmont Cooking and Recipe Guide

Piedmont cooking is the finest in Italy. These are some of the most famous and best recipes selected during my ten years of living here.

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A Decadent Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna Cotta - A Decadent Piedmont and Italian Dessert that will leave you absolutely begging for more. Served with fresh berries this truly is the taste of an Italian summer..

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Online Italian Courses with Homestay Program

Online Italian Courses with Homestay Program, via the Italian Virtual School. Whether you choose online or a homestay this is a great way to learn Italian.

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A Grandmother's New Life in Italy

An American grandmother heads off for a new life in Italy, leaving behind ten grandchildren. This incredible story will inspire everyone to live their dreams.

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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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Naples - Italy at its Most Passionate

Naples is difficult to really appreciate, to fall in love with, on your own. You really need a local to take you around... that's why I asked Andrea to take us around his Naples...

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Mondavio – A Renaissance Villages in the Heart of le Marche

Mondavio is gorgeous. Not far from Urbino and San Leo, surrounded by green and gently rolling hills where little farm houses, country lanes and cypress trees await. Mondavio is considered on of Italy's loveliest small towns. Visit and you'll instantly know why.

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Authentic Melanzane alla Parmigiana

I've tried many recipes over the years for this recipe. They were okay. Then I tried this one and...WOW!

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The Ugly Festival and other Marche Region Traditions

Marche region traditions are most passionately expressed in the many festas held throughout the region. From the jousting of La Quintana to the Ugly Festival of Piobicco we have it covered.

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A Beautiful Le Marche Itinerary

The first thing that will strike you in Le Marche is the wonderful bucolic landscape. Then, over the next few days this Marche itinerary will enchant you with the warmth of local people...

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Marche Restaurant Review - Al Mandrachio

Need a great restaurant in Ancona I can really recommend this great place. Part of our Marche restaurant review series the Al Mandrachio is superb.

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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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Beach Map of Liguria Italy

A Map of Liguria Italy stretching from the Cinque Terre to the French Riviera and showing the best beaches, villages and towns.

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The Joys of a Southern Italian Lifestyle

Feeling blue? Go and experience the Southern Italian lifestyle. Fold yourself in with the community there. Chat with the people in the piazza, get some rest, slow down and enjoy all the bounty that life offers you. Who knows? You might never leave.

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Subscribe to A Secret Italy

Become a part of the Secret Italy Club. Membership is open for a short while longer and we'd like you to be a part of the family.

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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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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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Why am I Living in Calabria?

You are planning on living in Calabria? People thought I was crazy but here's the why, where and how of how I made my dreams come true.

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Liguria in Pictures

Liguria in pictures. Enjoy this visual journey through some of the most beautiful parts of Liguria. The only word to describe these photos is STUNNING!

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Learn Italian Easily

Learning Italian couldn't be simpler. The world's most beautiful language and one of the easiest languages to learn. Everything you'll ever need to learn Italian is here...

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Great Resources to Help You Learn Italian

My name is Maria, I am Italian and a language teacher. I have put together a selection of the best and most economical Italian courses and books to help you learn Italian in no time.

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Tiramisu Recipe from Italy

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...

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Le Marche Italy Restaurant Review

Do you like wholesome, traditional Italian farm style cooking? No pretensions here – you’ll just eat well, fairly cheaply and in abundance. Read my Le Marche Italy restaurant review for the lowdown….

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A Delightful La Morra Restaurant

Staying in la Morra, Barolo or any of the other nearby le Langhe towns? Lucky you! You can have dinner at Ristorante Bovio, an incredible La Morra restaurant.

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The Ivrea Carnival, A Fabulous and Very Scary Battle of Oranges

Enjoyed food fights when you were a child? Then get to the Ivrea carnival in Piedmont Italy - you will love this – the mother of all food fights.

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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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The Loveliest Walking Tour of Turin

This Walking Tour of Turin covers markets, museums and wonderful cafes and takes in the best of Turin. No better way exists to discover the heart and soul of one of Europe's great cities.

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Turin Chocolates – Home of The World’s finest Chocolate

Think of Switzerland when you think of gourmet chocolates ? Close but not quite. Go a little further South to Turin Piedmont and you have found the home of fine chocolate. Turin chocolates...

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The Best Italian Ski Resorts

Which is the best of all Italian ski resorts? Visit my insiders guide and discover the answer.

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The Italian Real Estate Site

Finding that dream home in Italy can be a challenge. Having been down that road ourselves Maria and I have plenty of excellent tips on Italian real estate. You can't afford NOT to read our guide.

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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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Italian Lake Holidays

Discovered! Italy's most romantic lake and Italian lake holidays perfect for kids. If it has to do with the Italian lakes we have it covered...

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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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  1. 10 Enchanting Days in Piedmont Italy

    Jan 21, 19 09:49 AM

    All it takes is 10 days and you'll have the most wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Ready to begin? Let's go...

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    Jan 21, 19 09:33 AM

    Piedmont cooking is the finest in Italy. These are some of the most famous and best recipes selected during my ten years of living here.

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  3. A Decadent Panna Cotta Recipe

    Jan 21, 19 08:54 AM

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  5. A Grandmother's New Life in Italy

    Jan 21, 19 06:26 AM

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  6. Undiscovered Neive - An Authentic Italian Village

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