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Allegorical float at Viareggio Carnival held February 23, 2014— Photo by marchesini62

Getting ready for Carnival celebration in Italy

A highlight of travel to Italy in the first quarter of the year is Carnival Season or as they say Carnevale. Celebrations are held roughly 40 days...
White Truffle from Alba (Piedmont). Photo by Duchesse

Truffle time in Italy: Alba and other Festivals

Truffle lovers the world over look forward to truffle time in Italy. The Piedmont town of Alba is renown for its celebration which has been held...
Detail of the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy.— Photo by tan4ikk

The great Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was a genius and his eye for extracting human, animal and spiritual forms from slabs of marble was nothing short of amazing. His...
Maremma, the heart of Tuscany

Maremma, the Heart of Tuscany

So, you think you’ve seen Tuscany. If you haven’t experienced the Maremma area of Tuscany, you have missed a unique part of Italy with beaches,...
The town of Varenna along the eastern shore of the Lake. Photo by ixuskmitl@hotmail.com

Along the shores of Lake Como

With average temperatures in the high seventies and overnight lows in the high fifties, June will be one of your best summer months to visit the Lake...
Cuneaz (Aosta Valley, view of Mount Perrin in a sunny summer day and walser house in foreground— Photo by KamilloK

Aosta, the Perfect Summer Mountain Holiday

If you want to visit Italy this summer, why not soak up the sun in the mild 65 to 68 degree temperatures of the Aosta region, Italy’s smallest region...
Lombardy Region, Milano, brescia, bergamo, cremona, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Venturing out into the Lombardy Region

If visiting Italy has been something that you’ve wanted to do for so long March is one of the most cost effective times to go. March is still “...
Wine Tours, Fall, Italy, Tuscany, Umbria, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Fall Wine Tours in Tuscany and Umbria

Fall is the perfect time to sip your way through Italy. Many choices are available from week-long tours to day-trip jaunts from Florence, Milan or...
Vespa Tour, italian american, italian heritage, italian vacation, italian travel

A Special Vespa Tour Through the Italian Countryside

Who can resist Italy in September? In the mood for long city saunters, shopping and sidewalk cafés? How about learning experiences that include...
Florence, Dante Alighieri, Inferno, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Florence and the Inferno of Dante Alighieri

Okay, there are so many reasons to visit Florence, Italy that you may already have plans to visit this year. If not, you may seriously want to...