Italy Travel News 04/15/2010

  • iPhone Apps Put Shroud of Turin in Focus

    If you're headed to Turin to see the city's famous Shroud this year and you're an iPhone owner, here are some apps you might want to download to help make the most of your visit.

  • Photos of Holy Week in Calabria

    Holy Week processions can be seen all over Italy in the week leading up to Easter, but some of them are more interesting than others. Michelle of Bleeding Espresso shares some photos of Holy Week from her vantage point in Calabria.

  • Messina Travel: An Easy Day Trip from Calabria

    If you're already in Calabria, the Sicilian town of Messina is an easy trip, says Cherrye of My Bella Vita.

  • How to Avoid Driving Fines in Italy

    Unfortunately, fines for motorists in Italy are on the rise – and the "I'm a tourist" routine doesn't work as well as it used to. Here are some tips to avoid fines if you're driving in Italy.



  • Michelin Green Guide: Tuscany

    The new Michelin Green Guide for Tuscany is out, and it contains contributions by my blogging pal Melanie (@Italofileblog on Twitter).

  • Dove il Pendante Torre?

    Lovely story about two travelers, lost in Pisa, on the hunt for its famous tilted tower.

  • Uffizi for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

    Explore the famous Florence Uffizi with your fingertips – this iPhone app is available for FREE for a limited time (through April 26), so get downloading! The app features 33 of the best-known works of art, plus a gallery map to help you plan your visit. (via @ItalianMeetup on Twitter)

  • Alison Bing on Twitter: “You know you’re in Italy…”

    Saw this lovely post on Twitter (thanks to @MadelineJ) and thought it was worth sharing.

  • Authentic Italia in Liguria

    Nice article from the Times Online on the Liguria region in Italy – if you're headed to the Cinque Terre, I'd suggest clicking through and reading this one. (via @MadelineJ on Twitter)

  • And that’s how you conjugate an irregular Italian verb!

    Very cute photo… From @ItalianMeetup on Twitter.