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.

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...]


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...]


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...]


Travel Deals on Walking & Cycling Tours in Sicily, Fall 2011

Luxury travel deals in Italy: Explore the back roads and countryside of Sicily on a walking tour or a bicycle vacation and enjoy a discount on these special fall 2011 departures of cycling and walking tours in Sicily. [more...]


Walking in Italy – Tre Cime di Lavaredo, A Spectacular Hike in the Dolomites

My favorite walking route for this spectacular hike in the Dolomites of Italy, and how to avoid most of the crowds on the popular walking trails around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. [more...]


Chocolate Making Class in Umbria – Save 25%

Learn how to make gift chocolates at our chocolate making class in Umbria, and save 25%. [more...]


Walking & Hiking Tours in the Italian Dolomites-Discounts & Special Offers

Spectacular walking & hiking tours in the Dolomites just got more enticing with these special offers and discounts. [more...]


Chocolate Making Lessons in Italy-Learn to Make Chocolate in Umbria

Learn to make chocolate in Italy during a chocolate making lesson in Umbria. [more...]


2010 Culture Week in Italy – Free Entrance to Museums and Archeological Sites

April 16-25, 2010 marks Italy’s 12th annual Culture Week, or Settimana della Cultura, during which visitors enjoy free entry to state-run museums and archeological sites. [more...]


Italy Travel Guide
Italy Travel Guide