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.

Mysterious Wild Iris Is a Favorite of San Giuseppe Fans – February Wildflowers in Sicily

Late February brings the first sightings of a mysterious wild iris blooming in Sicily, while legends connect this wildflower to San Giuseppe. [more...]


Christopher Buckley on Dolomites Walking Tour & Via Ferrata Hike

A walking tour in the Dolomites with Christopher Buckley takes an exciting turn as we venture onto a via ferrata hike near Cortina. Christopher talks about his tour on video. [more...]


Wildflowers in Italy – What’s Blooming in January in Sicily

Wildflowers in Italy vary with the season and location, so if you want to see wildflowers blooming in winter come to Sicily. [more...]


Top 10 Places to View Wildflowers in Italy

Who says flowers only bloom in the spring? If you are in the right place in Italy at the right time, you can view wildflowers all year long. [more...]


Italy Travel Guide
Italy Travel Guide