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Summer in Italy

Ever experienced a summer in Italy? Well, we've a way that you can bring the sunshine and happiness of an Italian summer home with you.

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Authentic and Italian - Our Tiramisu Recipe

Need a tiramisu recipe? You won't find any better than this one - it is 100% authentic Italian.

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The Best Beach on Lake Garda

Discover the best beach on Lake Garda, ranging from sandy to shingle, we have them all and a lot of other stunning Italian beaches too.

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Lake Garda, Lake Maps, Beaches, Restaurants and much more.

Need a romantic getaway? Looking for a family holiday? Whatever you want Lake Garda has something suited to you. Let me share its secrets...

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Torbole sul Garda - Love at First Sight

Breathtaking Torbole sul Garda has prime position on Lake Garda. Surrounded by huge mountain peaks, and with a view due south down the entire lake, it is hard not to fall in love at first sight.

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The Veneto & Venice Itinerary

Visiting Venice? Want to explore a little of the wonderful Veneto region in which Venice is located? Then our Veneto & Venice Itinerary is just what you need.

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THE Guide to Car Hire in Venice Italy

The Car Hire in Venice Italy Guide explores some of the better car rental options available in Italy and offers some invaluable tips.

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War Memorials in Calabria

In every town here in Calabria that I have seen, there is a Monumento ai Caduti. A monument to the fallen, their young men who gave their live-in two world wars.

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What makes Italy Special and Unique?

Discovered, 20 things which make Italy special and unique? Be it an undiscovered village or dinner at a tiny restaurant in a marvelous hill top town you will find the best of Italy here...

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Mamma's Italian Meatballs Recipe

My mamma makes the BEST Italian meatballs recipe. Yes, the BEST. They are to die for and if you don't believe me, you must cook up a pot of them yourself. I dare you...

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A View to Die For in Anacapri

In July of 1972, as a recent college grad on a tight budget, myself and two friends were beyond blessed to stay in the Hotel Caesar Augustus using our

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Venice Tourist Attractions - The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the loveliest Venice tourist attractions. Looking across from San Marco the island of San Giorgio is a splendid sight indeed.

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Another Near Miss in Venice

How much longer will they allow cruise ships into Venice? This week, during a huge storm, they allowed the Costa Deliziosa to sail. It nearly led to a tragedy. Watch the video to see how close it came to disaster.

The Venice Italy Beach Guide

Come summer I can only take so much history before I need a beach. That's what the Venice Italy Beach Guide is all about. Discovering the best beaches near Venice.

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Veneto Italy - An Insiders Guide

Veneto Italy is full of secrets, a place of great natural beauty, ancient medieval villages and two of the greatest cities on earth. Discover one of Italy's most beautiful regions...

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Caorle - The Spirit of an Italian Summer

On the doorstep of Venice summer beach fun is in full swing on the long sandy shores of Caorle.

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Our Homemade Lasagna Recipe

I am Italian and here is the way I have always made lasagna. It is the way my mother taught me and this homemade lasagna recipe is something my family really love.

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You'll never Forget the Amalfi Coast!

You may travel across the seven seas and visit continents near and far yet of all the world's beautiful places the Amalfi Coast is the one you'll never forget.

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The 5 Best Cities in Italy

These are the 5 Best Cities in Italy. Cities of ancient mystery where medieval history and vibrant avenues of excited Armani clad Italians meet.

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The Best Hotel in Central Rome?

There is a hotel in Rome that is so very special, where breakfast is served under the orange trees with the fragrance of orange blossom infusing the air.

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The Dreamy Village of Sirmione

What a lovely place Sirmione is with so much to see. Narrow lanes lined with flower covered cottages lead down to the lake shore.

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Sorrento Sunshine Awaits in Every Dish of Spaghetti al Limoncello

One of my favorite Italian spaghetti recipes. I make this dish and I'm once again in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. I can feel that gentle breeze in the air, a breeze fragrant with the scent of the sea, jasmine and lemons.

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The Secret Cannoli Recipe of Zia Rosalinda

It took me years to get my aunt Rosalinda to share her authentic Sicilian cannoli recipe but... at last... I can let you in on the secret.

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Aperol Spritz - an Italian Summer in Every Glass

Can't get to Italy? Then bring a little Italy to wherever you are in this great big wonderful world with our Aperol spritz recipe.

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The Best Southern Italian Destinations

South of Rome we go, taking you on a journey discovering the very best Southern Italian destinations. You may know of some of them but others I am sure you have never heard of.

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Venice Italy - The 6 Things you HAVE to See

There's so much to see in Venice Italy that you can become overwhelmed. Before you despair, here is the list of the 6 sights you absolutely must see and everything you need to know about them.

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The Venice Food and Recipe Guide

The Veneto and Venice Food and Recipe guide focuses on the great cuisine of this Italian region. We also share recipes and stories from elsewhere in Italy too: you simply have to try our Cannoli recipe.

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Matera - Ancient and Full of Life

Once the shame of Italy and now one of her crown jewels. Matera is the original Italy, ancient beyond all other towns, another world. Prepare to be amazed, enchanted and beguiled...

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What About Going Shopping in Rome?

What could be better than a day shopping in Rome? Not much I promise! Before you start though you've got to read our guide filled with all the must-see shops and markets.

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The Italian Recipe Quiz

Discover the perfect Italian recipe for you with our quiz. There's a dish made in heaven for you!

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Why Visit Venice and the Veneto

Why visit Venice and the Veneto? This is the Italy of the imagination...except it's real. This is the Italy you've seen in the movies....but you're the star. Organize your trip in 12 photos...

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  2. Summer in Italy

    Ever experienced a summer in Italy? Well, we've a way that you can bring the sunshine and happiness of an Italian summer home with you.

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  3. Authentic and Italian - Our Tiramisu Recipe

    Need a tiramisu recipe? You won't find any better than this one - it is 100% authentic Italian.

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    Discover the best beach on Lake Garda, ranging from sandy to shingle, we have them all and a lot of other stunning Italian beaches too.

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