• Travel to Italy The website provides a travel guide to Italy with tips, suggestions, advices on how to make the most of your trip. It will be very useful to first timers to Italy
  • Visiting Italy - Tips and suggestions A series of pages with tips about travel to Italy, driving, renting a car, italian meals and italian food.
    • Tips when planning your trip to Italy Tips and suggestions on enjoying italy such as slow down, best time to visit, using online reservations,
    • Driving in Italy This page provides some background about driving in Italy, taking a cab and other public transportation. IS italian driving really that bad?
    • Trains in Italy Italy has a great railroad network and an extensive fast train system with frequent departures. Here are some tips on how to make the most of taking a train in Italy and buying tickets.
    • Eating in Italy: the basics These pages are about eating in Italy, italian food, italian meals and the various restaurants, trattorie, osterie.
      • Italian meals In Italy, a breakfast consists of a cappuccino and, possibly, a small snack (e.g. a brioche). Italians may have that at home or standing up at their preferred caffe'/bar
  • Top destinations in Italy Italy is a country with many tourist attractions. These pages will identify a few, such as Rome, Tuscany, Orvieto, Cinqueterre as starting points for you to visit
    • Tuscany and Florence overview Tuscany is one of the most visited regions of Italy. A varied landscape, from rolling hills and mountains to the sea, it is defined not only by the old beautiful cities of Florence (Firenze) and Siena, but also by a multitude of attractive small towns and villages dating back centuries, each with its own culture, history, traditions and ...culinary specialties.
      • Florence Visiting Florence for the first time is a unique and enjoyable experience. Some basic tips to ejoy the city are listed.
        • Accommodations in Florence Florence offers many types of hotel, Bed and Breakfasts and such, from low key family run to upscale expensive. Here are two Bed and Breakfast in Florence that we found to be reasonably priced and in the historic center.
        • Restaurants in Florence
      • The Chianti region most visitors tend to focus on either the Chianti region, which extends between Florence and Siena, or the Val D'Elsa, south of Siena. These regions are quite different.
        • Accommodations in Chianti Florence offers many types of hotel, Bed and Breakfasts and such, from low key family run to upscale expensive. Here are two Bed and Breakfast in Florence that we found to be reasonably priced and in the historic center.
        • Restaurants in Chianti For a real italian experience of great food, our recommendation is to specifically select small trattorie/restaurants that do not seem to cater to tourists. That is more so in the Chianti region with its large number of tourists.
    • Tips when visiting Rome Ths page provides tips on visiting Rome, walking through the historic center of Rome, dealing with jet-lag, seeing ancient statues.
      • Places to visit in Rome Our list of top tourists sites in Rome, suggestions on what to see, from the Trevi Fountain, to the Pantheon, Colosseum and the Roman Forum. A visit of teh cat sanctuary is also suggested.
      • Accommodations in Rome If you are planning to spend a few days in Rome, even if only 3 or 4, it may be worth for you to consider renting an apartmentYou would likely have the same level of comfort that an hotel would offer (though you may have to tidy it up yourself!), plus the freedom of having your little kitchenette or cooking corner to look after your own breakfast, or preparing snacks and such.
      • Restaurants in Rome Rome has a large number of restaurants, trattorie, Osteria that caters to both tourists and locals. In the center of Rome, where most tourists tend to be found, it may be difficult to find a restaurant that does not have food specifically oriented to visitors. That does not mean that a meal may not be good, it simply may not be as "exceptional" as you would expect
  • Internet sources for Italy Planning your own trip to Italy is part of the fun.
    • Accommodation in Italy Over the last few years, the ability of users to post reviews of accommodations on the Web has helped improving standards and the quality of services. There are many sites where one can look at hotels and their availability.
    • INTERNET TRAVEL SITES FOR ITALY Many travelers tend to check on travel forums for tips and suggestions. In NA, both the Fodors Forum and the TripAdvisor Forum can be a decent source of tips and advices.
    • Podcasts There are several podcasts about Italy on iTunes (links below). These can be downloaded on your MP3 player and listened to while traveling to Italy
  • Our travel journal from Italy In 2008, before leaving for Italy, we searched for a way to share with friends and family our experiences. We looked at the numerous Websites that offer travellers the opportunity to post journals, blogs and pictures.
  • VIDEOS With these videos, most in HD, we hope to offer you glimpse of Italy, whether horseback riding in Tuscany or exploring little known gems.
    • Orvieto - Umbria A video showing the beauty of Orvieto, its surroundings, and a wonderful Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of the historic center of the city.
    • Horseback riding in Tuscany A short HD video of horseback riding in Tuscany at the Agritourism Poggio Asciutto. Poggio Asciutto organizes different types of excursion, suitable to anyone, also beginners. The horses are of the Criollo breed, originally from Uruguay, known for their intelligence, docility, friendliness and strength.
    • Poggio Asciutto - Tuscany A short video on the Agritourism of Poggio Asciutto in the Chianti region of Tuscany. A great little place we found two years ago. A great base from where to explore the Tuscany region, Florence and Siena
    • De' Benci B&B - Florence De Benci Bed and Breakfast in Florence is in a great location in the heart of Florence.
    • The Cat Sanctuary in Rome
    • Assisi - Calendimaggio
  • PHOTOS The photographs of Italy in this site are for you to enjoy, and are free to download and use for your Website. We only ask you to acknowledge the source "Memories of Italy"
  • Books and such about Italy In the following pages, we attempt to provide a brief list of italy books that we found useful, engaging or entertaining.
  • ABOUT US
    • About Luigi
    • About Nancy Up until January 2006, when I met Luigi, the closest I come to anything Italian was pizza, and even that wasn’t really Italian. My pasta was Catelli, but that all changed when I met (and eventually married) my real Italian. I knew we were getting serious when he brought two 3-liters can of Extra Virgin Oil to my condo. Catelli was out, De Cecco was in...period.