Turin: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

I first laid eyes on Turin twenty years ago. It was grimy; all the buildings were blackened; cars parked haphazardly in all the large squares. It was truly an industrial city that nobody wanted to visit. A bit more than ten years later, a miracle occurred. The Winter Olympics came to Turin! Buildings were cleaned; […]

Piazza Grand Madre - Photo by Lisa Watson

The Charm of Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Venice houses many treasures. San Marco, the Ducal Palace and the Rialto Bridge are just some of the best. But there are others that are tucked away, out of sight. They hide in amongst the trees and stone facades of Venice. One such gem amongst the treasure trove of Venice is the Scuola Grande du […]

VENICE Photo by Brandan Dolan Gavitt

Immerse Yourself in Ancient Roman Life at the Maffeiano Museum in Verona

It so often happens that we discover unheralded works of art in those museums that escape the attention of tourists. Until some time ago, I for one had never actually set foot in the Maffeiano Lapidary Museum in Verona, which boasts treasures of Greek and Roman art and is just an hour away from Milan […]

Photo by Giulia Zanoletti

Puglia’s Gem – Alluring Alberobello

Any trip to Puglia, the heel of the Italian boot, should include a visit to one of the most unique cities you will ever see. Famous for its unique cone-shaped houses, called trulli, Alberobello has a population of about 11,000. The city consists of two main areas, Rione Monti which has 1,030 trulli and the […]

Alberobello Photo by Karen Henderson

In Search of Etruscan Tombs in the Maremma

The Etruscans were the first people to settle in the Maremma region in the south of Tuscany. Their civilisation lasted from about 800BC until the late 4th century. They were eventually assimilated into the Roman Republic. In the north of Italy they cremated their dead, but in the south they were buried in carefully constructed […]

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Why I Love Rome – Top 20 Photos from Italy Bloggers

All roads lead to Rome and more than 12 million tourists a year visit the Eternal City. Enjoy these images collected from top Italy bloggers who clearly share their passion for Rome. La Grande Bellezza! Baroque, breathtaking, bellissimo…Bernini! For me Rome is Bernini, Bernini is Rome. #WhyILoveRome –Victoria De Maio from PostcardZfromVictoria The magnificent Baths […]

View of Rome Photo by Baglioni Hotels

Rocca di Frassinello – My Visit to a Tuscan Winery

A fun thing to do while in Italy is to visit a vineyard and winery and sample some of the country’s excellent wine. In the magnificent Maremma you will find one of the most beautiful wineries you will ever see. Rocca di Frassinello is a joint venture between an Italian, Castellare di Castellina, and a […]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

Cala del Porto: Your Own Private Beach in Tuscany.

When most people think of Tuscany, the rolling hills of Chianti probably come to mind, but the region is much more than this. The Maremma in southern Tuscany is dotted with beautiful medieval towns, set in thick chestnut forests and surrounded with green fields which stretch for kilometres. There are rugged windswept hillsides and gorgeous […]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

20 Top Bloggers Share their Favorite Italian Wine Photos

After the positive response to our post, 20 Top Italy Bloggers Share Their Favourite Images of Italy, Italian Talks has asked another 20 top bloggers to each share an image about Italian wines or wineries and write a few words about  them. Enjoy these photos and please check out their links so you can view […]

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