Exploring The Susa Valley In Piemonte

The Susa Valley is the longest valley in Italy, stretching just over 100 km (60 miles) from the western edge of  Turin all the way to the border with France. Forested hills lead to high snow-capped mountains as you travel along the valley floor toward the border. This passage has served as a main route […]

Mt Chaberton Photo by Lisa Watson

15 Awesome Facebook Groups for Italy Lovers

Facebook Groups are a key part of social media. They connect specific groups of people with a common interest, like those  head over heels in love with Italy like us at Italian Talks! These groups allow you to view and share updates, photos and posts related to the things you care about with others who […]

View of Rome from the Penthouse Suite at Baglioni Hotel Regina Photo by Baglioni Hotels

Venice – A City of Visual Beauty

The beauty of Venice has inspired artists, writers and lovers over the centuries and it continues to inspire just as powerfully in modern times. My first view of the city was from a small boat travelling down the Grand Canal to San Marco – it is a visual impression I will never forget and one […]

Photo by Bob Hill

Rialto Bridge: a Window to Venice’s Past…

The Rialto Bridge is arguably one of the most recognisable landmarks in the entire city of Venice. It stands proud over the Grand Canal linking the city with its commanding stone steps. This year 5 million euros were designated to start on a new restoration project to continue protecting the bridge. This article is a […]

Rialto Bridge Photo by Aaron Crrossley

Campiglia Marittima – A Glimpse into Medieval Tuscany

Campiglia Marittima is a well preserved medieval town not far from the Tuscan coast, southeast of Livorno. Wonderful old buildings joined by stone arches line the winding laneways. It is a lovely place to wander on a sunny day. The narrow streets of Campiglia Marittima There is the ruin of a castle at the top […]

Campiglia Marittima Photo by Debra Kolkka

Varenna – A Mesmerizing Village on Lake Como

Perched high above Lake Como is the quiet and atmospheric small town of Varenna. Because of its beauty, tranquility and train accessibility, I made this lakeside village my travel destination in northern Italy. Surrounded by mountains, Varenna’s steep walkways meet at the lakeshore, near the midpoint of the lake, making Varenna a convenient location for […]

Varenna photo by Margie Miklas

A Delightful Venetian Aperitivo at Baglioni Hotel Luna

Elegance and tranquility were on the menu, served up with delicious glasses of sparkling Aperol Spritz delicately carressed with orange. As guests of   Baglioni Hotel Luna, my friends and I received the royal treatment with a colorful aperitivo at the bar. Situated across the lobby from the  Canova Resturant, we had the opportunity to enjoy  […]

Aperitivo at Caffè Baglioni Venice Photo by Margie Miklas

20 Italy Bloggers Share Favorite Photos of Milan

The world’s attention is focused on Milan as  more than 20 million visitors are expected for EXPO 2015 between May 1st and October 31st. Italian Talks asked Italy bloggers and photographers to share their best photos of Milan. Please enjoy these 20 images selected for this post. People often forget  that Milan is home to […]


Behind the Scenes with the Head Chef at Luna Hotel Baglioni

Venice is most certainly a magical place and my latest visit was made even more so by being a guest for two nights recently at the Luna Hotel Baglioni, an unforgettable experience. The attention to detail and friendliness of the team was the epitome of luxury in this historic family-owned Venetian hotel. Of several encounters […]

Chef Cosimo - Photo by Margie Miklas
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