Bargains to be Had on Holidays in Italy

If you are on the look out for cheap holidays, now is a very good time to think about visiting Italy. News reports in Italy are full of comments about Italians who have been unable to take their usual summer breaks.  Whether this is because they are short of cash, or maybe they are putting […]

First Steps with iPhone 4 in Italy

Having resisted the temptation to go for an iPhone 3, I capitulated and went for an iPhone 4, signing along the dotted line of a Vodafone contract last week. What convinced me to go for the iPhone 4?

Ballooning Over Tuscany

I like the idea of doing something different on holiday, and although I’ve never done it, I can think of nothing quite as appealing as the idea of floating silently over Tuscany in a balloon.

In Rome Doing Stuff

After having taken the Freccia Rossa – Red Arrow train from Milan, I’m now safely ensconced in my hotel in Rome, the Albergo Cesàri.

Italy Map plus YouTube Videos

If you are looking to while away a few minutes, perhaps while waiting for an important phone call or suchlike, and you are thinking about coming to Italy for a summer holiday, then this Italy map link might prove fun.

Images of Cogne, Val D’Aosta, Italy

Charming Cogne

I recently wrote about my visit to the lovely village of Lillaz in the Italian Alps last weekend. Well, down the road from Lillaz is Cogne – which has, apparently, been discovered by Russians.

Snow Shoe Hike, Lillaz, Near Cogne 2009

Lillaz near Cogne, Italy

Last weekend I escaped to the mountains to stay with a couple of friends in a dinky little apartment they have rented in a tiny little village in the Valle d’Aosta area of Italy called Lillaz.

Slow Down at La Tavola Marche Agriturismo

le marche, Italy

American Ashley Bartner’s enthusiasm for life and living Italy becomes apparent as soon as she starts talking about how she and her husband, highly trained chef Jason Bartner, decided that Italy was the place for them to rent apartments at their La Tavola Marche Agriturismo.