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The ItalyMammaMia Blog shares with you all that I love about Italy: news (with lots of good news stories too), our latest articles (featuring beautiful Italian places, recipes and travel advice). Then we've also things like Italian songs, great videos and essential information for those planning to travel to Italy.

Join me, Maria, and my family in discovering Italy together...

Spaghetti Bolognese Does NOT Exist in Italy.

Spaghetti Bolognese does not exist in Italy; however, you'll be delighted to know that the real Italian version is far more delicious... and we have the recipe just for you.

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Ever Thought of Moving to Italy?

With the world in so much turmoil we are receiving more and more requests from people asking about moving to Italy. Is it a good idea? This is what we respond...

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Your Morning Cappuccino Cost HOW MUCH!!

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Need an Itinerary for Italy?

You're thinking of a vacation in Italy. But how do you decide where to go? You do not want a cliched itinerary for Italy, the same one the tourist hordes follow like sheep. You want something unique..

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7 Things NEVER Eaten, Seen or Done in Italy

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Tourist Snaps Toes Off Centuries Old Italian Sculpture

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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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: it turns anywhere into Italy!

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Time For Italy

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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Is it Safe to Visit Italy?

Were you thinking of visiting Italy? Before you make a single plan watch this video! Italy is full of hidden dangers, dangers that you need to be aware of before you even THINK of visiting.

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Rialto Hotel, Venice

 Rialto, Venice

Discover this incredible hotel....

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ππ”πˆπ™: WHERE DO YOU BELONG IN ITALY

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Inside Castello in Venice Italy

Castello in Venice is a get away from the theme park feel of St. Marks Square. In some ways this is small town Italy, old ladies gossiping in the squares and kids playing in the lanes.

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The WRONG Way to Visit Italy versus the RIGHT Way

Which is the Best Way To See Italy

We are often asked which is the best way to see Italy. Should you do a tour, what should you see etc. etc. Well, now we've the answer for you...

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Horrific Floods Hit Sicily

Italy in Your Mail Box

Gorgeous Southern Italy

This is Why I LOVE Italy!

The Heart of Italy

The End of Cruising?

Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

Which is the most beautiful village in Italy? I will let you in on a secret: the village you are looking for is very old, it....

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Are These The Most Beautiful Regions in Italy?

Are These the Most Beautiful Regions in Italy? Watch the video, read the stories and then, I think, you will agree that these are indeed........

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When is the Best Time to Visit Italy?

When is the Best Time to Visit Italy? That is a question we get asked everyday. To answer it I have a story to tell you...

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The Enchanting South of Italy

What is it about the South of Italy that makes it so special. Well, this story will provide the answer....

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The Most Beautiful Places in Italy

People often ask me which are the most beautiful places in Italy? My answer to them is this...

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The 9 Most Beautiful Towns in Italy

We would like to share a secret with you: the 9 most beautiful towns and villages in Italy.

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What is the Amalfi Coast?

I often get asked "what is the Amalfi Coast?" The answer I give it to refer them to this page of my blog, I tell them to watch a few of the videos and I warn them that once....

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An Insiders Guide to the Best Hotels on the Amalfi Coast

Fragrance of jasmine & lemons in the air, colorful cottages tumble down to azure seas far below. This convent is the best hotel on the Amalfi coast...

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Amalfi Coast: Where to Stay?

Thinking of visiting the Amalfi Coast? Wondering where to stay? Well, we've somewhere that is pretty much close to heaven on earth that we would like to recommend.

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Discovered! The Best Beaches near Amalfi

Stunning beaches sandwiched between towering cliffs and aquamarine seas. If you are looking for the best beaches near Amalfi or Positano here they are.

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What to do on the Amalfi Coast?

Wondering what to do in Amalfi & on the Amalfi Coast? We've the very best tours, towns, itineraries, moments and magic of the Amalfi Coast all in one place

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Message for America

Should you visit Italy?

Maybe Next Summer?

The End of Cruising?

Considering Visiting Positano & the Amalfi Coast?

What about visiting Positano for your next vacation? Let me explain why that is an absolutely fantastic idea.

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Which are the stores in Venice you really don't want to miss?

In Venice, the touristy parts of the city are filled with tacky souvenir stores. If you know where to go though you'll discover stores in Venice that are truly wonderful. We'll help you to find them.

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A Story From Venice, Italy That WILL Make You Cry

My heart was broken by this story. It makes me realize how Italy can be medicine for the soul and the effect that a city like Venice can have on those who visit

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I NEVER Want the OLD Venice Back

Venice is one of the world's greatest attractions but Covid-19 has changed the city. And I NEVER want it to return to the way it was before. The future of Venice...

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The Best Tours of Venice Italy

The best tours of Venice Italy, selected by an insider. Walking tours, gondola trips, St. Mark’s Basilica and even a creepy ghost tour. We have it all!

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Videos of Venice - That First Moment You Meet Venice

It's a dull old day in a station and then at 1 minute 30 seconds it all changes. The scene before you causes you to shake, sometimes, that first time, you will cry.

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On the Wings of Angels - A Flight Over Venice

An Angel's view of Venice, soaring on outstretched wings above the most beautiful city on earth. We visit some of Venice's most gorgeous attractions.

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Now Venice Goes Silent: this had me in tears

This is incredible! Who would ever have believed that Venice would ever look like this. Gone are the tourists, gone is the noise, the chaos. The stores are closed and the only sounds now are the sounds of nature.

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Venice Flooding - The Video That Explains It

We look at the reasons why the flooding in Venice keeps getting worse. Is somebody to blame? We examine the likely culprits and the reasons why greed has...

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6 Things You MUST Do in Venice

Visiting Venice Italy? Then six of the greatest sights and experiences on earth await you. You'll not want to miss out on a single one.

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Moments in Venice

Slowly drifting down a canal in Venice italy, we watch the centuries glide, by, buildings that are works of art, gondolas and bridges spanning centuries. Join us as we travel this most beautiful of all Italian cities.

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Discovering the Best of Venice

The best of Venice - 6 experiences you simply must have if you are visiting Venice. Here is the list...

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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.

  • 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.

  • Venice Tourism - Getting Away From the Crowds

    Venice is not only the Bridge of Sighs and St Marks Square. There is a whole lot more to this great city. Join me, Maria, exploring the Venetian wonders few ever discover.

  • Inside Castello in Venice Italy

    Castello in Venice is a get away from the theme park feel of St. Marks Square. In some ways this is small town Italy, old ladies gossiping in the squares and kids playing in the lanes.

  • Discovering the Best of Venice

    The best of Venice - 6 experiences you simply must have if you are visiting Venice. Here is the list...

  • The Best Tours of Venice Italy

    The best tours of Venice Italy, selected by an insider. Walking tours, gondola trips, St. Mark’s Basilica and even a creepy ghost tour. We have it all!

  • 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.

  • Discoveries While Lost in Venice

    Getting lost in Venice is the best way to discover the amazing secrets and soul of this city. These amazing photos were all captured down the secret alleys and forgotten canals...

  • Gorgeous Pictures of Venice Italy and Verona

    Pictures of Venice Italy features some magnificent photos of Venice, capturing the timeless beauty of the greatest city on earth.

  • The Easter in Venice Guide

    Easter in Venice is wonderful, there's a special feeling in the air and Easter is still celebrated in the traditional way. Be a part of it - click for more.

  • Shopping in Venice - The Guide

    Shopping in Venice is wonderful but you can get lost in a maze of souvenir shops. You'll avoid that if you know where to go. Discover the best places to shop - from markets to designer stores.

  • Christmas in Italy? Everything You Need is Here!

    Planning a Christmas in Italy? I have everything you need - advice on Italian Christmas traditions, insider tips, weather, great value accommodation picks and a guide to the best restaurants.

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