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, Sardinia and the many undiscovered gems scattered across Italy.
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Let these videos of Turin take you on an incredible journey of discovery through one of Europe's greatest cities.
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...
The Secret Italy Index features many of the most beautiful and undiscovered small towns and villages in Italy.
Planning a trip to Italy? Then you really need to read our Italian itinerary before you book a single thing.
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...
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.
Need a great recipe for authentic homemade chicken cacciatore? Look no further, we have THE authentic Chicken Cacciatore Recipe direct from Piemonte Italy.
This Italian veal recipe is typical of Piedmont and Lombardy. Very simple to make yet extremely delicious. Just one of Maria's many fabulous recipes.
Looking for Italian Recipes with Truffles. Here is a really yummy one - Taglierini Con Tartufo - my favorite authentically Italian
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!
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.
Which two luxury hotels in Venice Italy are the very finest? If you are looking for a hotel to match the splendour of Venice then look no further than the absolutely breathtaking...
The first thing that will strike you in Le Marche is the wonderful bucolic landscape. Then, over the next few days this Marche itinerary will enchant you with the warmth of local people...
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.
Bonassola and Framura are two delightful towns on Italian Riviera and there is an incredible way to explore them too...
Want to learn how to cook Italian style stuffed roasted peppers? This is a really simple recipe and it is 100% authentic Italian. A tastier stuffed roast pepper recipe doesn't exist.
Which is THE best Cafe in Turin Italy? We have selected a couple of the top ones. Not only the best cafes in Turin but the best cafes in Italy!
Candelo, an authentic medieval village. Towering castle walls dominate while stone cottages and cobblestone lanes charm. The Candelo Flower show in May transforms Candelo
The Best Italian school in Sardinia - The Italiano in Riviera school is one of the best and one of only a handful of language schools that I feature in Sardinia.
It was a challenge to narrow down the thousands of fabulous places in the Piedmont region of Italy to these nine but we have done it... discover them now!
Over the last ten years we have visited some beautiful beach hotels in Sardinia but a couple stand out for us. Discover which ones they are here..
The stories we heard broke our hearts. Many asked us to help out, to assist where we could. They were stuck far from home. Sometimes sick. So, when people ask: "Is travel insurance for Italy necessary?" we reply...
Most beautiful all the Italian beaches was Chia – on the south west coast of Sardinia. Chia is a wonderful sandy beach, it’s long and wide, so it never felt too busy.
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...
Discovered, the best anchovies recipe! Authentically Italian this recipe for salsa verde piemontese is so very good. You will never find better.
Barolo is a delightful little village that is home to a big wine. Discover more in our insider guide to Barolo and the Langhe wine region.
Join the festa in Ascoli Piceno. Looking to discover the real Italy? Look no further than this medieval town.
Discover the best Italian cooking courses in Italy and a great suggestions if you can't make it to Italy...
Visiting the Piedmont wine region? My handpicked selection of the finest country apartments, many located in villas and farmhouses, is the answer.
The Sacra di San Michele looms menacingly over the entrance to the Val di Susa in Piedmont. Legend has it that it was built by angels.
Everyone knows the Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast but there is somewhere just as lovely with hardly any tourists? It's Tellaro!
What are the tax rates in Italy? Are there tax incentives for moving to Italy? What about inheritance tax? All your questions about tax in Italy answered.
There are hill towns in Tuscany where life goes on as it always has, where few tourists venture. Yet this Tuscany enchants as much as the other and maybe more?
Can you also tell us how to cancel home insurance in Italy? I have a home insurance policy with an Italian insurance company but now that I'm in the
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.......
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...
Learning Italian couldn't be simpler. The world's most beautiful language and one of the easiest languages to learn. Everything you'll ever need to learn Italian is here...
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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.