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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Escape to the Italian countryside! Exceptional country retreats, tucked away in some of the loveliest corners of Italy...The Le Marche Bed and Breakfast guide is a must read.
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....
Who isn't looking for romance in Italy? The most romantic place I have ever stayed. Something from a fairytale is the only way to describe the Castello di Pavone.
Being Sardinian I'm often asked about the Sardinian people. Let me share a few tales that will tell you everything you need to know about Sardinians. Tales of how they will try to kill you with...
Planning a trip to Italy? Then you really need to read our Italian itinerary before you book a single thing.
About 20km north of Treviso (as the crow flies) in the vicinity of the small town of Nervesa della Battaglia there is is found the interesting Osteria
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...
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
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!
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..
Mondavio is gorgeous. Not far from Urbino and San Leo the setting, amidst green and gently rolling hills, is gorgeous. Step back in time...
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.
Great beaches lapped by the waters of the Adriatic and stunning scenery make the Italian Riviera of Monte Conero a great place to visit.
I cannot rate this dish highly enough and I cannot eat enough of it. Pasta with Wild Mushrooms is one of my Italian favorites and a Piedmont Recipe of note.
Photos of the most splendid countries on earth, Italy! Photos can never do it justice but these Italian images come close.
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...
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...
On my first trip to Italy, I focused on the usual; Rome, Florence, Siena - all wonderful. As part of that first trip, I had the opportunity to make a
Calabria is one of Italy's most beautiful places and yet it remains mostly undiscovered by international tourists. Check out these gorgeous photos for a taste of what it can offer...
The Secret Italy Index features many of the most beautiful and undiscovered small towns and villages in Italy.
The La Villa Hotel is very special. It is without doubt the finest boutique hotel in the Piedmont Region of Italy and one of the three best hotels in all Italy.
All it takes is 8 days and you'll have the most wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Ready to begin? Let's go...
We take you to the Amalfi Coast, on a walk along the Path of Gods, said by many to be the most spectacular walk in the world. Unforgettable views of the Mediterranean and so very much more await...
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.......
Maria's Italian Restaurants Guide - The Tre Galline restaurant dates back to 1575 and continues to offer excellent Piedmont fare - the menu is the same as it was back in the day too.
A Sardinia boat vacation is a great idea. Charter your own and head off into the sunset - you'll be amazed at how affordable and easy to arrange it is.
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.
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.
Thinking of visiting Alba Italy? I' lived near Alba for ten years, few places in Italy are more beautiful. Surrounded by some of Italy's most picturesque vineyards let me share its secrets with you.
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.
The most gorgeous photos of Italy from Facebook, all in one place for your enjoyment. Which is your favorite?
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.