Mi o My Italy Blog

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?

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

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Villas Holidays Sardinia

Villas Holidays in Sardinia? We are the specialists in Sardinian rentals. Personally selected homes from Olbia and Alghero to Arbatax and beyond.

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The Venaria Palace - One of the Top Five Tourist Attractions in Italy

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.

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Urbino is a Small, Absolutely Gorgeous and Entirely Wonderful place

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...

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Turin Italy is my old home town. Join me in discovering this elegant city

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...

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Turin Attractions – A Walking Tour of Turin

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...

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Trieste - City of Cafes, Castles and Great Coffee

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...

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Trains in Italy

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.

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A Traditional Italian Dessert - Zabajone

A traditional Italian dessert, Zabajone is a delicious treat for the whole family. This is the authentic recipe straight out of Italy......

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Tour Sardinia and the Beaches of Italy with us

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..

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Torino Italy - The Tram Restaurant & City Guide

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 ...

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Love this Tomato Based Sauce for Pasta

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.

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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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Tellaro - One of Italy's Best kept Secrets

Everyone knows the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast but there is somewhere just as lovely with hardly any tourists? It's Tellaro!

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Stuffed Roasted Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Roasted Peppers. This is a really simple recipe and it is 100% authentic Italian. A tastier stuffed roast pepper recipe doesn't exist.

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A Family in Spello

A family's tale of courage and adventure in the enchanting town of Spello. Inspirational reading for those dreaming of living in Italy.

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Soup alla Canavese

Soup alla Canavese - A great recipe from the Piedmont Italy countryside Ideal for those cold winter days.

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Ski Holidays in Italy - Bardonecchia

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.

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Ski Alagna and the Valsesia

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.

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The Complete Guide to Shopping in Turin

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

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The Best Guide to Shopping in Milan

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.

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Sestriere Chalets and Travel Guide

Sestriere chalets and inside information on one of Italy’s premier ski resorts. The secrets of Sestriere await your discovery

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The Secrets of Sauze d’Oulx

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!

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Sardinia Bed and Breakfast Guide

Sardinia Bed and Breakfast features a carefully selected choice of the best bed and breakfast options in Sardinia

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Sardinia Beaches - The Best Beaches in Italy

The Sardinia Beaches Guide selects the best beaches in Sardinia and Italy. Everything you need to know about discovering paradise in Sardinia is here...

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Leaving Santa Domenica Talao

The end of a dream sees Tammy (the single mom from Canada) leaving Santa Domenica Talao

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San Ginesio - A gem of a village. One of the loveliest in Italy

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.

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Beautiful Rome

Rome is the most beautiful city in the world. This gallery of photos, taken by a Roman, proves it.

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The Beauty of Rome and Florence

Rome, Florence, Assisi...Italy. Everything that is best about Italy is right here awaiting your discovery.

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Real Italian Mamma's Cooking at this Restaurant in Gubbio

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.

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Quality Hotels & Spas in Italy

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

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The Jewel in the Mediterranean Sea- Procida

Cottages of a hundred hues and shades tumble to the shores of azure Mediterranean seas - this is the island of Procida

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Picture Book Italy - Portofino

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.......

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Piedmont - an Insiders Guide to Discovering this Magical Italian Region

Is Piedmont the nearest place in Italy to paradise? It is! Simply click and discover why...

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