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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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Italy Has a Coral Reef!

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

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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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Maratea - A Forgotten Seaside Gem

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....

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Planning an Italian Vacation? 18 Incredible Destinations to See

Planning an Italian vacation? Here are 18 fabulous destinations you simply have to visit...

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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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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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Best of Sicily and Southern Italy

I dare you to look at these photos and for you not to fall in love with the best of Sicily and Southern Italy. Stunning beaches, ancient towns; it is all here. Begin exploring now!

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Montefalco: book your spot on the ‘balcony of Umbria’

The rolling hills, vineyards and pastures of Umbria attract people in droves but there are paths less traveled, which offer a more authentic experience. Montefalco is such a place.

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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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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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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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Villas Holidays Sardinia

Villas Holidays in Sardinia? Personally selected homes from Olbia and Alghero to Arbatax and beyond and the list of the best beaches in Sardinia too.

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Life in a Village in Calabria

Ever wondered what life in a small village in Calabria would be like? Read this amazing story for the answer.

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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 Museums - the Best Museums in Italy

Searching for museums in Italy? Turin is THE city to visit with well over fifty. Turin's museums include the best Egyptology museum in Europe through to the Fruit Museum. The choice is endless...

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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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Travel through Italy in Photos

Planning on visiting Italy or still only dreaming? Either way you can travel through Italy for free with these gorgeous photo galleries...

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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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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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Getting the House in Calabria Restored

Tammy, the single mom from Canada, shares the next part of her journey towards starting a new life in Calabria. Getting the house in Calabria restored is the challenge now!

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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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A Family from the USA Move to 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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Slow Food Italy - The Finest Foods are Slow Foods

Discovering Slow Food Italy was for me the discovery of a new life entirely. Slow food is not only about the best food in the world but a way of life. Yearning for a real taste of Italy? Visit us...

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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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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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What is it about Sardinian People?

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...

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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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Exploring Beautiful Italy

Beautiful Italy isn't only those typical images of Tuscany we've all seen. There are a myriad of other gorgeous landscapes...discover them all here.

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The Sardinia Restaurant Guide

My Sardinia Restaurant Guide. The Ristorante Barbagia is the restaurant I would recommend you visit if you are staying in or near Olbia. Great food and atmosphere

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Sardinia in Winter - Discover the Secret Season

Sardinia in winter is a good time to visit cities like Cagliari. Locals call the winter the secret season with beautiful days between the occasional rainy ones.

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  1. Italy Has a Coral Reef!

    Mar 11, 19 12:34 PM

    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

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  2. 10 Enchanting Days in Piedmont Italy

    Mar 11, 19 03:32 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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  3. Maratea - A Forgotten Seaside Gem

    Mar 09, 19 04:43 AM

    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 statu…

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  4. Planning an Italian Vacation? 18 Incredible Destinations to See

    Mar 09, 19 03:42 AM

    Planning an Italian vacation? Here are 18 fabulous destinations you simply have to visit...

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  5. Turin is my old home town. Join me in discovering this great city

    Mar 05, 19 03:45 AM

    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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  6. Naples - Italy at its Most Passionate

    Mar 04, 19 12:03 PM

    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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