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April 2015 - Caravaggio in Rome, Online Rentals, Flytographer
The artist Caravaggio changed the art world and influenced his adopted hometown Rome, immeasurably. Here we provide a detailed walking tour of his great works in the Eternal City. Learn how to use Airbnb, VRBO and Craigslist for an affordable "local" experience in Italy. Plus a new service to provide you with an incredible photos of your Italy trip. (8 pages) . . . read more

March 2015 - The Italian People, Writing Workshops, Cinecitta, Crowdfunding
The Italians are a fascinating people; we talk to a new author who talks about the current challenges they face and their unique attributes. Italian artistic restoration heads into the modern age with crowdfunding! Move buff? Cinecitta is offering new tours. Writer? Find out about six writing retreats and workshops in Italy. (8 pages) . . . read more

February 2015 - Milan Expo, Sulmona, Italian Life Rules
Milan is the place to be in 2015. Expo 2015 is expected to bring 20 million visitors. In addition to offering the Expo itself, Milan is putting on incredible events and refurbishing the city. Want to visit one of the sweetest towns in Abruzzo? Sulmona will enchant you. Our Italian etiquette expert is back with two rules on greeting Italians. (8 pages) . . . read more

December 2014/January 2015 - Special Report: Lake Como
Lake Como is one of the most celebrated and elegant destinations in all of Italy. We dive deep in this special report, taking an in-depth look at the city of Como. The villas are gardens of Lake Como are famous. We visit Bellagio and Gravedona. The lake offers a variety of places to stay from 5-star resorts to hidden hideaways in the hills above the water. (8 pages) . . . read more


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Caravaggio's Mean Streets of Rome: Walking Tour (April 2015)
There are more than 20 works by Caravaggio in Rome. And the best way to view his art is as he intended, in churches, for free. It's glorious to spend an afternoon tracing the volatile artist's actual footsteps along the uneven cobblestone streets. Ta . . . read more

Castles in the Airbnb: Italy Rentals Online (April 2015)
Thanks to technology, today you can find out about and rent Italian accommodations ranging from humble to haute via your computer--the only connection you'll need is excellent WiFi. Live like a local and save money. . . . read more

Flytographer Preserves Your Italy Trip (April 2015)
A new service connects you with onsite professional photographers in over 130 cities around the world, and currently Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Bologna, Venice, Lake Como, Milan and the Amalfi Coast in Italy. . . . read more

The Italians: A Fresh Perspective with John Hooper (March 2015)
John Hooper has focused his attention and pen on Italy; The Italians covers much more than one man's perspective as a foreigner. Hooper delves into the country's history, resources, economics, society, culture, and politics to produce what may well . . . read more

Restoring Italy Through Crowdfunding (March 2015)
With numerous works of art and historic buildings in dire need of repair, Italy must innovate in terms of how money is funneled to the arts and restoration of its beloved treasures. They're turning to online crowdfunding. . . . read more

Live The Writing Life in Italy at These Writing Retreats (March 2015)
Most writers agree that taking a retreat can be the best way to refresh your artistic perspective and get words on the page, and even more of them would agree that taking a retreat in Italy is the best way to get a new lease on life! We've collected . . . read more

Cinecitta Rolls Out the Red Carpet (March 2015)
Federico Fellini fans and Martin Scorsese savants traveling to Italy won't want to miss the latest tour offerings from the acclaimed production studios of Cinecittà, just outside of Rome. . . . read more

Sweet Sulmona: Taste the Good Life in Abruzzo (February 2015)
First-time visitors to this often overlooked city, located in the center of Abruzzo, sense it immediately: there's something very special about Sulmona. Maybe it's the architecture -- a little medieval, a little renaissance, a little b . . . read more

Italian Life Rules: When to Say Ciao and When to Kiss (February 2015)
Italian Life Rules, a new book by Ann Reavis, helps even the most experienced Italophiles navigate the pitfalls of Italian life. When to say ciao and how and when to kiss are serious considerations for every traveler to Italy. . . . read more

Bernini's Rome: In the Footsteps of a Master (November 2014)
While walking the ancient, cobblestone streets of Rome, the last thing on most visitors' minds (one hopes) is spotting a celebrity. And yet, in the Eternal City, there's one star whose presence, even his face, can be seen all over town: Berniniread more

Bernini's Love Life (November 2014)
Gian Lorenzo Bernini had a raucous love life. Judging by his self-portraits in the Galleria Borghese, he was a dark eyed, intensely handsome guy, with a wide forehead and a full shock of dark hair. . . . read more

Todi: The Charms of An Umbrian Town (November 2014)
Looking for a charming and relaxing town to visit in Umbria? Look no further than Todi. We let you in on the surprises of this Umbrian treasure and tell you where to stay, eat and shop while you're visiting. . . . read more

abOVO: Todi's Unexpected Treasure (November 2014)
Wander around the charming town of Todi in Umbria and you might just come across a world-class gallery full of unique contemporary designs. . . . read more

Mona Lisa's Florence (October 2014)
Every year millions of tourists trek to the Louvre in Paris to behold Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. But only in Florence can you discover the real woman behind the iconic smile--although it isn't easy. Mona (Madame) Lisa Gherardini, Florence's mo . . . read more

The Extraordinary Heroines of Asolo (October 2014)
The tiny gem of Asolo has been enriched through history by three extraordinary women: a queen, an actress, and an adventurous travel writer. Adding to that are feminine spiritual touches throughout the town and it is a wonderful destination to celeb . . . read more

Take A Walk with Me: Daily Life in Venice (October 2014)
This American expat in Venice says visitors are more fascinated by her daily shopping than visiting museums. She provides a window on daily life and the best food stores in Venice. . . . read more


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