Inside Vatican City

Want to know the best ways to explore Vatican City and get to know the Pope — beyond St. Peter’s Basilica? Check out my roundup of Vatican secrets in the August/September issue of National Geographic...

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Becoming Italian Word by Word

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"D" Is for Dialetti in the Italian Language Italy magazine, a British publication, has nominated “Becoming Italian Word by Word” as best blog on Italian art and culture. To vote,...

The Best Day Trips From Rome

The Best Day Trips From Rome Rome is overflowing with tourist attractions. You could spend weeks in this ancient Italian city and still not see everything that there is to see. But perhaps you have already...

Lucca Christmas Lights 2013

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How to Enjoy the Florence Nightlife

How to Enjoy the Florence Nightlife Florence does not have the nightlife scene of some of Italy’s other tourist destinations. It is easier to party the night away in Milan or Rome, but some people...

Where to Find the Best Restaurants in Rome

Where to Find the Best Restaurants in Rome Rome is defined by its ruins, its atmospheric streets and its life-loving population. Also, like most other cities in Italy, Rome is a wonderful place to eat....

Five Memorable Things to Do in Milan

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A day in Catania

A day in Catania This colorful vespagreeted us first thinga signour meandering day in Cataniawould be a good oneThe blue sky and sunshinebring out the colors of the cityblack and white contrastswarm...

New App: Italian Menu Decoder

New App: Italian Menu Decoder If you’re traveling to Italy soon or just really devoted to Italian food, there’s a new app that might be right up your alley — the Italian Menu Decoder....

The Wall of Lucca Celebrate 500 Years

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Uto Ughi per Roma 2013

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Vinitaly Vinitaly is the world’s biggest wine exhibition and every year it brings to town several thousands of people from every country. There’s a pleasant buzz throughout the city centre:...

Day Trip: Bardonecchia

Day Trip: Bardonecchia via TurinLove: Turin is perfectly situated in the Northwest corner of Italy which makes it a fantastic base for taking day trips … Continue reading » For more info:...

Luci D’Artista 2011

Luci D’Artista 2011 via TurinLove: The holiday season is coming to an end and Torino has once again shined bright with it’s Luci D’Artista display. … Continue reading » For...

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Vola sul Po via TurinLove: The Po. Italy’s longest river runs from the northern slopes of Monviso to the Adriatic Sea near Venice. While swimming … Continue reading » For more info:...

Life in Turin: Last day of school

Life in Turin: Last day of school via TurinLove: It is tradition that on the last day of school, the kids head down to Piazza Castello and play in … Continue reading » For more info: Life...

Spotlight on: Piazza Palazzo di Città

Spotlight on: Piazza Palazzo di Città via TurinLove: Just like any Italian city, Turin has it’s fair share of squares. The piazzas of Turin are spectacular, simple and … Continue reading...

9th of April, 30°C

9th of April, 30°C Abnormal warm temperature in Verona at the beginning of april. The evening of the 9th was remarkably hot and the atmosphere in the city centre was unforgettable. Lots of people hangin...

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