From Leonardo da Vinci sketches of The Battle of the Standard

Anghiari in Tuscany: A Battle, a Lost Masterpiece, and a Beautiful Town

As an undergraduate, I studied Machiavelli's "The Prince". Despite the connotations of the word "Machiavellian", I felt quite drawn to his theories, … [Read More...]


How To Look Good in Italy and Attract Italian Women

Here's a how to guide to dressing well in Italy which was inspired by a conversation with a male British Italy lover who felt under dressed when … [Read More...]

Pizza in Florence

The Pizza Quiz

After Italy Chronicles recent and popular Pasta Quiz, here's a quiz about another Italian, and world, staple: pizza! … [Read More...]

Bottled-up and ready to enjoy

Christmas? Limoncello Time! Here are Two Limoncello Recipes.

Yes, I know Christmas is still three months away, but when it comes to festive drinking, you can’t start planning too far ahead. In coming weeks, … [Read More...]

Visit Florence and see the magnificent Ponte Vecchio

From Marble to Flesh: The biography of Michelangelo’s David by A. Victor Coonin

If you are like me, you love books. Not just for the tales themselves but also for the people and places behind them. When it comes to Florence, two … [Read More...]

Two Photographs of Picturesque Positano

Italy's Amalfi coastline is a sheer gem. I shall never forget seeing photographs of the Amalfi area many years ago at work. A collegue of mine had … [Read More...]

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