Great food, the birth of Europe’s civilisation, romance, fashion and great quality of life, Italians know how to live and they are ready to show you.
From Slow Food culture in Tuscany to the cultural enlightenment of Michelangelo and the best food on Earth (coming from a Catalan!), every trip to Italy is a great holiday. And even if the country is one of the most popular, and most visited, you can still find several hidden gems and unexplored destinations, from the secrets of Rome to the quiet parts of Sicily.
If I would ever have to chose a different place to live for the rest of my life, it would be the sea washed sunshine coast of Italy with its fresh seafood, its friendly people and its rich heritage.
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Interesting Facts about Rome
Read the most interesting facts about Rome, including facts about Ancient Rome, the modern city and the Vatican.
Epic Europe road trip across 47 countries
This epic Europe road trip is a well-planned list of things to see & routes to take across 47 countries in geographical Europe, nearly all of the EU countries!
Sicilian food: All the must-try food in Sicily
Sicilian food is some of the most beloved food in Italy. Click here to find out what to eat in Sicily from antipasta to dessert.
The quaint and Godfather-famous village of Savoca
Savoca is a small Medieval town on the hills above Taormina, in Sicily, made famous by The Godfather. Find out all the things to do in Savoca here.
The Godfather filming locations in Sicily
The Godfather filming locations were not shot in Corleone, but rather near Taormina in Savoca and Forza D’Agro. Here is your guide to these locations.
Guide to Syracuse Sicily: Best things to do hotels and restaurants
In this Guide to Syracuse, you will learn about all most important destinations & major tourist attractions in this UNESCO-listed city in Sicily.
All you need to know to visit Taormina’s Ancient Greek Theatre
Taormina’s Ancient Greek Theatre is one of the most beautiful and visited on the island. Here are all the reasons why you should visit on a trip to Sicily.
Everything you need to know before visiting Mount Etna
Complete guide to visiting Mount Etna – Europe’s most active volcano. Click here to find out how to book a guide or hike up this UNESCO site on your own.
Guide to Taormina: Best things to do places to eat and hotels
Taormina is certainly the most beautiful place in Sicily. This Guide to Taormina will show you where to visit (with day trips), eat and stay.
Sicily travel: Complete list of things to do in Sicily and places to visit
Sicily Travel: Over 2 weeks of activities and things to do in Sicily. Build your own itinerary with this extensive list of places to visit.
Review of Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea Sicily
In this review of Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, you can take a look inside the most exclusive beach resort in Sicily. Find out more about this historical location here.
Top-3 UNESCO countries: China, Spain and Italy – but why?
In this post I get to the answer as to why the top 3 UNESCO countries are China, Italy, and Spain. Come on a journey with me to get the answers
Nine Delicious Autumn Food Festivals around the world
Food festivals to die (eat) for!
Full bodied white wines of Italy
In this article I explore three full bodied white wines of Italy: Friulano, Muller Thurgau and Malvasia. I also look at their grapes and some of the more unusual yet perfect food pairing options.
Exploring the wines of Sicily: grapes, wine regions and food pairings
While Sicily is known for many things, from the gorgeous beaches to the mouthwatering desserts, it is also one of the most interesting wine regions. Click on to read about the wines of Sicily with regions and food pairing ideas.
Fun and interesting facts about Italian wines
Learn more about Italian wines with these fascinating, well-researched and interesting facts about the wines of Italy, the world’s largest producer of wine.
5 Great Red Wines Made in Italy and How to Pair Them
Italy is one of the oldest and largest wine producing countries in the world and home to many premium red wines. Find out how best to drink and pair them here
5 days of Autumn in Tuscany on a slow travel tour through the region
This is my the autumn itinerary for the slow travel in Tuscany series. If you’re going to Tuscany in the Fall I highly recommend going on a guided slow travel…
5 perfect summer days of Slow Travel in Tuscany
Itinerary with things to do, places to see, towns to visit and activities for 5 perfect summer days of Slow Travel in Tuscany
3 Michelin Star Enoteca Pinchiorri review
I go to Florence, I book a dinner at the highest rated fine dining restaurant in town. Read for the lowdown on Florence only 3 Michelin star restaurant, Enoteca Pinchiorri
Slow Travel: The beautiful art of wood carving in Tuscany
Learn what it takes for beautiful pieces of wood to become wonderful works of art with Giorgio, the woodturning artist from Chianti
Slow travel in Tuscany: Hand made biodynamic wines in Chianti
Learning more about biodynamic wines of Tuscany with Marco, a boutique wine maker with one of the smallest most precious wine productions in Chianti
Slow Travel: Making olive oil in Tuscany, the liquid gold of life
Learn how to enjoy olive oil and add it to your dishes while you hear about the traditions, culture and way of life in Tuscany
Slow Travel in Tuscany: Cigliano Chianti Classico Tuscany wine tour
Tuscany wine tours may take you to the more modern and impressive wineries but, dont be tricked. It is in the smaller ones where the history and passion truly lies
Slow Travel in Tuscany: Combing cashmere goats
Slow travel in Tuscany, the wonderful experience of combing cashmere goats in Tuscany with Km Zero Tours in a sustainable cashmere farm
Slow Travel in Tuscany: Chasing ancient Maremmane cows
Slow Travel in Tuscany: Chasing ancient Maremmane and Chianina cows, Cinta Senesa pigs and enjoying great meat and cold cuts from Tuscany
How Slow Travel in Tuscany changed my travel style
This post is part of a series on slow travel in Tuscany which I had the incredible fortune of enjoying with the wonderful couple behind Km Zero Tours. Tuscany is a…