A Personal Guide to Travel and Life in Italy

This personal guide to travel and life in Italy is culled from over 20 years of experience living and working in Italy.  Get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to live in Italy, my favorite places to go in Italy, my recommended hotels and restaurants in Italy and even the darker side of life in Italy and how to cope with its mind-numbing bureaucracy. I’ll cover lots of different topics from luxury to adventure travel in Italy, Italian politics, culinary travel in Italy, Italian language, customs and traditions, as well as how I personally became an expert on Italian furnace parts.

Small Group Tour of Cuba

A small group tour of Cuba with a maximum of 12 travelers is an ideal way to visit Cuba. This people- to-people tour of western Cuba is conducted in English and is legal for US citizens, while all nationalities are welcome. [more...]

Focaccia Recipe from Puglia Walking Tour

Walking in Puglia is a delight for all the senses, and once we’d left the trail and headed the lunch, many varieties of pugliese-style focaccia graced the table. This recipe is our version of focaccia from our Puglia Walk, ready to stave off withdrawal now that our walking tour in Italy is complete. [more...]

Secret Sale – Luxury Travel Deals in Italy for Fall 2015

Save on fall 2015 culinary and walking tours in Italy with our Secret Sale. Find out what's on sale with our upcoming luxury travel deals [more...]

Super Dollar Sale in Italy! Save up to $500 – Luxury Walking Tour Travel Deals

Take advantage of discounts of up to $500 per person and valuable complimentary perks on selected 2015 tours during our Super Dollar Sale. If you are looking for a luxury travel deal on walking tours in Italy, look no further! [more...]

Chocolate Almond Biscotti Recipe

This recipe for Chocolate Almond Biscotti is adapted from the excellent blog by David Lebovitz - The addition of chopped bittersweet chocolate to the recipe have made these biscotti a favorite among my Italian friends. [more...]

Turkish Red Lentil Soup Recipe – from Sicily to Istanbul

Inspired by our Italian Connection's new "Two Continents" culinary tour that visits Sicily and Istanbul, this Turkish red lentil soup is the perfect hot dish for a cold winter day. Get the recipe. [more...]

Aeolian Islands Walking Tour Holiday – Walk & Island-Hop by Private Boat in Sicily

May is the perfect time of year to walk in the Aeolian Islands, and Italian Connection’s new tour offers spectacular walking and breezy boat rides from island to island, making for a magical vacation. Read on for more details about this holiday and a great special offer. [more...]

Sicilian Desserts – Genovesi Pastry Recipe from Erice Sicily

Le genovesi are custard-filled pastries that are a specialty of the town of Erice, which we visit on several of our culinary and walking tours in Sicily. If you can't get to Maria Grammatico's pastry shop in Erice, try this Sicilian dessert recipe at home. [more...]

Last Chance for Deals on Culinary & Walking Tours in Sicily, Oct 2014

Enjoy room upgrades, a complimentary 4-star hotel, or a $200 discount on our October 2014 culinary and walking tours in Sicily. There is very limited space so offers are first come, first served. Get all the details here: [more...]

Semifreddo alle Mandorle – Sicilian Almond Semifreddo Recipe

This make ahead dessert is especially delicious when made with almonds from Sicily, and it's easy to do. This makes a cool creamy dessert that is perfect on a hot summer day....or any other time. [more...]

Italy Travel Guide
Italy Travel Guide