May 30 2016 / Local Interest

Memorial Day – Italian Style

Italy

– We’re proudly republishing this poignant note by Rick (Russo) Hayden of the 36th Division Association, in light of yesterday’s


January 27 2016 / Places

Risiera di San Sabba

Trieste, Friuli Venezia-Giulia

This Italian city is known for Illy Caffé (a high-end coffee company), Austrian style palaces and piazzas, and the beautiful


May 26 2014 / Places

The Florence American War Cemetery

Florence, Tuscany

Many are privileged to have traveled through the magnificent hills of Tuscany. However, there was a time when all was


February 5 2014 / Places

To Luxurious Heights

Anacapri, Campania

The island of Capri has been hyped and glamorized into oblivion, like so many once-secret getaways of big-name Hollywood stars.


November 20 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Terracina Across the Millennia

Terracina, Lazio

In the small simple village of Terracina, nestled into the hillside along the Appian Way, that ancient Roman Road running


November 18 2013 / Local Interest

Rome is “more”

Rome, Lazio

Rome is “more”, spelt funny. Sometimes you have to look for it. A less obvious, more recent past remains to


October 11 2012 / Local Interest

A special birthday…

Castellina in Chianti, Tuscany

Family traditions run deep in the hills of Tuscany. Medieval castles, hillside vineyards, local businesses and secret recipes are all


October 3 2012 / Events

Settembrata

Anacapri, Campania

Settembrata on Anacapri means Italian musicians singing in the street, pacchiane (local women dressed in Neapolitan garb) carrying baskets of grapes


July 26 2012 / Local Interest

Cinecittá changes?

Rome, Italy

Some of motion picture’s most famous sets were built here. It’s where Richard Burton played Anthony to Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra.


June 18 2012 / Local Interest

Good news from the Cinque Terre

Monterosso al Mare, Liguria

“Auguri! Complimenti!” These were my words to the erborista as I entered her lovely shop, newly rebuilt and neatly stocked. It’s


June 15 2012 / Uncategorized

A good problem to have…

Rome, Italy

Dear readers, in these few years ItalianNotebook has seen incredible growth. (More than 250,000 emails sent last month!). Grazie mille,


May 29 2012 / Local Interest

Emilia Romagna Quake(s)

Finale Emilia, Emilia Romagna

With great regret we inform you that yet another earthquake has hit the Emilia-Romagna region early this morning. The epicenter


February 21 2012 / Local Interest

A Carnevale Ogni Scherzo Vale

Italy

During Carnival, everything goes! The weeks leading up to Carnevale (today!) are filled with mischief. Carnevale marks the day before


February 1 2012 / Local Interest

Agriturismo

Italy

Agriturismo may sound like an opportunity to rise with the larks to milk cows whilst paying for the privilege, but


December 6 2011 / Art & Archaeology

L’Arte della Bottega

Montottone, La Marche

There are moments when traveling that are so rare I hesitate to breathe in too deeply for fear of breaking


December 1 2011 / Places

Bike Tour… to Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia, Lazio

(…cont’d from here) About mid-way, there is an abandoned water tower, empty of water but full of trash. The skeleton


November 28 2011 / Places

Bike Tour from Capranica to…

Capranica, Lazio

The 52-km bike tour starts at Capranica in the hills and ends at Civitavecchia on the coast. The majority of


November 4 2011 / Uncategorized

Liguria Floods

Monterosso, Liguria

Many of you have asked for more information concerning the floods that hit Liguria last week (thanks again, Andi for


November 3 2011 / Local Interest

Cinque Terre Floods: Disaster Relief

Liguria

Just one week ago Vernazza and Monterosso of the Cinque Terre along with several lesser known villages were devastated by


October 12 2011 / Art & Archaeology

Sgraffito…

Casoli, Tuscany

Graffiti as a work of art? Amid the complaints of tourists and locals alike that graffiti is an eyesore, there


October 11 2011 / Local Interest

To Pad or Not to Pad

Italy

As a Catholic, churches take on special meaning for me. Not only are they beautifully ornate and a testament to


September 21 2011 / Art & Archaeology

Villa Valmarana ai Nani

Vicenza, Veneto

Down a walking path from Palladio’s famous La Rotonda, just outside the city of Vicenza, is a jewel of a