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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Then begin exploring below...
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 push to get going? Here are 12 Reasons to Move to Italy now and start living your life the dolce vita way.
City of bicycles, City of canals, City of medieval wonders. Padova is all of this and much more.
Padua Italy, known as Padova in Italian, has to be one of the loveliest of all Italian cities. There is so much to see and do here and it is a city that so many fall hopelessly in love with... I certainly did.
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.
Near the Colosseum of Rome, between the ruins of ancient temples, is an unlikely sore of place, a shelter for cats. Here Rome's homeless cats are taken care of by a dedicated team of volunteers
The essential Italian Bucket List - 11 things you have to do before you die. Number two on the list is the one I love most.
Even when far away from Italy there are 15 things that are typically Italian, reminding me of Italy whenever I encounter them. They make me long to return and some of them even reduce me to tears.
Grab your bucket list... I've 9 Secrets from Southern Italy to share with you. Can you believe places like this even exist?
These are the 5 Best Cities in Italy. Cities of ancient mystery where medieval history and vibrant avenues of excited Armani clad Italians meet.
We would like to share a secret with you: the 9 most beautiful towns and villages 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
My Father would make his Gnocchi recipe with me when I was a child. I remember we would sit around the kitchen table together after he had prepared the
These Veneto & Venice restaurants don’t cater for the tourist trade but to locals and you won’t find many of these restaurants in any guide book . What you will find are excellent restaurants
So you need a good restaurant in Padova? Well, we've discovered just the place: a little family run restaurant serving traditional dishes in the heart of the old town.
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.
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.
These 6 places to see near Venice are awesome. If you're visiting Venice don't miss out on seeing them.