The ItalyMammaMia Blog shares with you all that I love about Italy.
Join me, Maria and my family too, in discovering the wonderful places, restaurants, villages and even recipes of my Italy.
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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.
Need a tiramisu recipe? You won't find any better than this one - it is 100% authentic Italian.
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.
Need a romantic getaway? Looking for a family holiday? Whatever you want Lake Garda has something suited to you. Let me share its secrets...
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.
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.
The Car Hire in Venice Italy Guide explores some of the better car rental options available in Italy and offers some invaluable tips.
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.
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
On the doorstep of Venice summer beach fun is in full swing on the long sandy shores of Caorle.
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.
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.
These are the 5 Best Cities in Italy. Cities of ancient mystery where medieval history and vibrant avenues of excited Armani clad Italians meet.
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.
What a lovely place Sirmione is with so much to see. Narrow lanes lined with flower covered cottages lead down to the lake shore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Discover the perfect Italian recipe for you with our quiz. There's a dish made in heaven for you!
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...