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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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Beach Hotels Sardinia - Turning Dreams into Reality

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..

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Barolo - A Beautiful Village & Home to the Barolo Wine

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.

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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 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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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 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 Loveliest Walk on the Isle of Capri

Of all the Capri Walks this one wins my vote. The spectacularly beautiful Sentiero dei Fortini starts from the Blue Grotto (‪Grotto Azzurra) and ends at the Punta Carena lighthouse.

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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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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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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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Subscribe to A Secret Italy

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.

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9 Things to Love Best about Piedmont, Italy

9 things that are best about Piedmont, Italy. It was a challenge to narrow down the thousands of fabulous places in my region of Italy to these nine but we have done it... discover them now!

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The Best Beaches in Liguria

Discovered, the best beaches in Liguria. Close to Milan and Turin this is a little bit of Italian coastline that really must not be missed.

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Amalfi Coast - Walk of the Gods

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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Best Beaches in Liguria and the Best Towns

The best beaches in Liguria discovered during our ten years in Turin. Liguria is the weekend escape for Italians living in Turin and Maria (my wife) and I spent our summer weekends exploring...

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The Best Beach in Sardinia and in Italy

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.

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Advertise Your Business in Italy

Advertise your business in Italy with us. Low cost and effective targeted traffic bring results

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Italy's Best Kept Secrets

Ever wondered if there are some secret and stunningly beautiful corners of Italy? There are! Let me share Italy's best kept secrets...

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Photos of Italy

Our community of fans on Facebook has become almost a village of folks who love Italy. These are some photos of Italy shared...

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The Limone Ski Resort in Piedmont Italy

The Limone ski resort offers great food, great skiing and magnificent scenery. The town and the Valli del Cunese are certainly well worth a visit. Discover its secrets!

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Our Italian Newsletter

Our Italian Newsletter is packed full of great insider tips about Italy, from Venice to Piedmont and much more in between - and it is all for FREE.

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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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Nervesa della Battiglia

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

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Secret Italy Index

The Secret Italy Index features many of the most beautiful and undiscovered small towns and villages in Italy.

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10 Enchanting Days in 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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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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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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Le Marche Bed and Breakfast and Farmstay Guide

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.

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Discover the Secrets of the Cinque Terre Italy

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....

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  1. Beach Hotels Sardinia - Turning Dreams into Reality

    Nov 20, 18 10:47 AM

    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..

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  2. Barolo - A Beautiful Village & Home to the Barolo Wine

    Nov 20, 18 09:34 AM

    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.

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  3. Ascoli Piceno A Beautiful Medieval le Marche City

    Nov 19, 18 09:48 AM

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

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

    Nov 16, 18 03:40 AM

    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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  5. The Perfect Italian Itinerary

    Nov 15, 18 08:10 AM

    Planning a trip to Italy? Then you really need to read our Italian itinerary before you book a single thing.

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  6. The Complete Guide to Shopping in Turin

    Nov 05, 18 12:01 PM

    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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