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.

NTV Italo – New High Speed Trains in Italy

High speed train travel in Italy just got a lot more interesting with the new Italo, the privately owned NTV train service that has customer comfort at its core, and aims to be major competition for state-owned Trenitalia [more...]


Deciphering a Parking Sign – How to Avoid Parking Tickets in Italy

Parking in Italy can be a challenge, from squeezing into a tiny space to deciphering a parking sign. Here are parking tips to avoid getting a parking ticket in Italy, and where to find a guardian angel. [more...]


Tips on Travel in Sicily – Insider Guide to Getting Lost

Tip: To travel in Sicily means to get lost. An insider guide to experiencing the back roads of Sicily. [more...]


Travel in Italy Update – Volcanic Ash from Iceland

Travel in Italy has been affected by the volcanic ash from Iceland. Here’s an update. [more...]


Traveling by Train in Sicily

Taking the train in Sicily means slow but scenic travel. [more...]


Low-Cost Flights to Sicily from Rome

Fly on low-cost carrier Blu Express from Rome to Sicily and save your cash for cannoli. [more...]


New High – Speed Trains in Italy Connect Major Cities

New high-speed trains in Italy are faster than a Ferrari. [more...]


Italy Travel Guide
Italy Travel Guide