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We WILL Rise Again

Our Message Regarding Covid-19

One HUGE mistake I have been making with this virus story is looking at number, graphs, statistics. This is not about numbers, it is about lives, about stories gone for ever, people losing the person they relied upon, their rock, their everything.

I remember, when I lived in Turin, there was a lady in her 80s who'd sing sad, heart-rending songs from her balcony. She would sing for hours.

Nobody bothered to ask her why. Most just said she was mad.

One day though I decided to find out more.

It turned out that Rosalinda was from Sicily, she had lost her children and her husband in an earthquake decades before.

She never got over it.

With 30,000 now dead from Covid - 19 can you imagine how many heartbroken people there are today across the globe. People whose lives have been turned upside town.

Bereaved, bereft... many will never recover.

It is now that we need to be there for each other. Support each other. It is now that we need to put aside political rivalries, nationalistic rivalries and religious difference.

We are all in this together.

God bless you and your family

Andrew, Maria and William

Priest Sacrifices Life For Younger Patient

Tenor Sings For His Street

The Way to Isolate - The Safest Man in Italy!

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Stuck @ home... Italy sings!

Covid -19 Virus Strikes Italy

Your Cinque Terre Weather Guide

The Cinque Terre Weather Guide... everything you need to know about the weather in the Cinque Terre from January through December and lots of other insider information too..

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Castle Of Exilles - Haunted by the Man in the Iron Mask

The Castle of Exilles is where the man in the iron mask was kept prisoner. Who he was nobody knows but the ordeal comes vividly to life inside this haunted castle.

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A Guide to the Best Italian Food Books

Which are the best Italian food books? I have lived in Italy for ten years, my wife is Italian and a great chef. Together we have put together a list of essential reading. Llove Italian food? Click.

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Ascoli Piceno A Beautiful Medieval le Marche City

Join the festa in Ascoli Piceno. Looking to discover the real Italy? Look no further than this medieval town.

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The Best Books On Piedmont

These books on Piedmont Italy are essential reading for anyone interested in this lovely Italian Region.

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Save the Cinque Terre!

The Cinque Terre competition ends @ midnight (Italian time). To enter watch the video on YouTube, subscribe and comment. You could win a unique Cinque Terre original photo collection by a renowned Italian photographer.

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The Next Generation of Cute Italian Cars Has Arrived

How do Romans Celebrate New Year? Fireworks... then Jump in the River

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Homemade Lasagna - An Authentic Italian Recipe

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...

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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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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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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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Why Visit Italy?

Why visit Italy? People have asked me that on many occasions. Now all you need to do is visit this page and you'll instantly have the answer.

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Spaghetti Harvest Time

Bridge Collapses!

Disaster strikes again in Italy. A major bridge has collapsed on the Turin to Savona highway. Thankfully no injuries have been reported. Please pray for Italy which is going through a terrible time at the moment with flooding nearly every day.

The Italian Panettone Recipe - An Essential Part of Christmas in Italy

Maria's traditional Italian Panettone recipe. The most famous Italian Christmas cake of them all. Bake yourself a taste of Italy this Christmas.

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Noale in Veneto, visiting a small town

Last fall two friends and I traveled in Italy. It was a girls’ trip. One that promised to be full of fun and some new adventures. We were not disappointed.

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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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Handmade Exclusive Gentlemen Dress Shoes

Looking for the world's finest gentle man dress shoes and handmade boots? Look no further than our site. Each pair of shoes is handmade to order in Italy by the finest of Italian craftsmen.

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Italian Recipe and Cooking Guide

Which is the best Italian recipe? Well actually we've around ten perfect Italian bucket list recipes for you. Get that taste of heaven while still here on earth...

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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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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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The Best Italian Ski Resorts

Which are the best Italian ski resorts? Visit my insiders guide and discover the answer.

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Need Cheap Flights to Turin?

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.

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The Riviera of Monte Conero Italy. My Son's Favourite in Le Marche

Great beaches lapped by the waters of the Adriatic and stunning scenery make the Italian Riviera of Monte Conero a great place to visit.

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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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It all began when I said: "I need to buy a house in Italy!”

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...

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The Best of Le Marche Italy

The Best of Le Marche Italy. A beautiful journey through this magical region of Italy.

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Videos of Turin Italy

Let these videos of Turin take you on an incredible journey of discovery through one of Europe's greatest cities.

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Photos of Rome

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

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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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Turin is my old home town. Join me in discovering this great 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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Walks and Hikes in Tuscany - Experience Tuscany like a Local

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.

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Piedmont - an Insider 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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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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The Guide to Car Rental Italy

Car Rental in Italy is the best way to explore the countryside and those gorgeous little towns that make Italy so special

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