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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Maria's traditional Italian Panettone recipe. The most famous Italian Christmas cake of them all. Bake yourself a taste of Italy this Christmas.
Planning a trip to Italy? Then you really need to read our Italian itinerary before you book a single thing.
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.
Which are the best Italian ski resorts? Visit my insiders guide and discover the answer.
The cheapest flights toTurin from the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA. You no longer have an excuse not to visit one of Europe's greatest cities.
Great beaches lapped by the waters of the Adriatic and stunning scenery make the Italian Riviera of Monte Conero a great place to visit.
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
Here's how an idea to buy a house in Italy tuned into unforgettable evenings with friends, dinners that have to be experienced to be believed, views that take your breath away, clinking glasses filled with Prosecco and...
The Best of Le Marche Italy. A beautiful journey through this magical region of Italy.
Let these videos of Turin take you on an incredible journey of discovery through one of Europe's greatest cities.
Rome is a city that can change your life...for the better! Most photos don't give you any idea of what life is actually like in Rome - these do! Enjoy then the Photos of Rome Album
Photos of the most splendid countries on earth, Italy! Photos can never do it justice but these Italian images come close.
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...
Walks and hikes in Tuscany can only be wonderful: with cypress-lined lanes, quaint villages and picturesque farmhouses. So… lace up those walking shoes, pack your back-pack, and don’t forget the sun cream, we’re off to where the walking is as enchanting as the wine.
Is Piedmont the nearest place in Italy to paradise? It is! Simply click and discover why...
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.
Car Rental in Italy is the best way to explore the countryside and those gorgeous little towns that make Italy so special
9 things that are best about Piedmont, 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!
TORINO - loved the city. Few tourists, we noticed. Not much English but I got to practice my piccolo Italiano. Wonderful city. Could’ve stayed another
A hiker was killed when Stromboli unexpectedly erupted yesterday. Efforts are under way to evacuate 70 people from the island, which is located off the coast of Sicily.
There is a macelleria inside the gates of Sarnano, an Italian butcher shop, the subject of our interest. The couple who run it are old, the store is old. The store is at and in the old wall. The meat is worked the way it was for decades, centuries.
Our apartment in Sarnano, Le Marche, Italy, is in the Centro Storico, the historic center, The windows look out at the mountains and a small cortile(courtyard) in which we take our morning coffee and the sun.
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.
A delicious authentic homemade lasagna recipe.This is the way my Italian nonna-in-law cooks it and I can tell you it is great...
I lived in Piedmont for close on a decade and I have discovered many of its secrets over the years. Let me share with you the Piedmont and the Langhe hotels I love most...
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.
All it takes is 10 days and you'll have the most wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Ready to begin? Let's go...
“Why did you come to Rome, why The Vatican?” I asked. “I grew up as a Muslim hearing how this place was very holy to the Christians and I wanted to see for myself.” he answered. “And?” I questioned. “And, there is no doubt for me now…I can feel God in this place.”
Balconies, flower boxes, the inevitable washing on lines, wall plants, pots; and intricate stone. Another garden village I wish I lived in. One does get wistful in Montemerano.
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..
Did you know that they have discovered a coral reef in Italy? It is the biggest in Europe and one of the only ones in the Mediterranean sea. It was discovered
The region of Basilicata is the least known of all Italian regions and yet it sparkles with some real gems, like Maratea. Tucked between woods, mountain and the sea and looked over by the marble statue of Christ the Redeemer this is a town where precious memories....
Planning an Italian vacation? Here are 18 fabulous destinations you simply have to visit...