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.

Traditional Stone Structures in Sicily – Mysterious Muragghi in Ragusa

In the countryside around Ragusa in Sicily, fields destined for cultivation were cleared of rocks. But what to do with the rocks? Traditional stone structures or the amazing and mysterious muragghi are the answer. [more...]


Save That Swine – DOP Protected Traditional Foods of Italy

Tuscany's only native swine, the "cinta senese", can be found in medieval art as well as in the traditional form of prosciutto, and is headed for DOP status. [more...]


History & Tasting of Marsala Wine

What do Mussolini and Italian schoolkids have in common? A love of Marsala wine. Taste great Marsala in Marsala, and learn about he hisoìtory of Marsala wine, too. [more...]


Italy Travel Guide
Italy Travel Guide