There’s information here on both cities and more remote destinations – from the top to the toe of the beautiful boot.

If you’ve ever had a Baci* chocolate – those little chocolate hazelnut treats that come in silver and blue foil and have cute sayings in four languages on a little “fortune” inside – you’ve had chocolate from Perugia. That mouthful of delight, however, is only the beginning of Perugia’s place […]

Eurochocolate festival: Eating Sweet in Perugia

The 57th annual Sanremo Song Festival began this week and runs through Saturday, and is one event the husband and I have wanted to see in person for a few years now. I’m not sure why, exactly, and I’m quite confident that the real thing would pale in comparison to […]

Sanremo Song Festival – Going on Now

When I hear about family businesses in their 3rd or 6th generation, I’m impressed. It’s a testament not only to the business itself, but also to the family’s ability to keep younger generations interested in sticking around. The other night at my Italian conversation group, one of our friends said […]

600 Years of Glassmaking in Murano in One Family

Looking for a summer job and a way to travel to Italy all rolled into one? Lingue senza Frontiere (Language Without Borders) might be something to consider: We are now looking for summer camp tutors. You should be a native English speaker with a bubbly character, preferably 21 years old […]

Needed: English tutors for summer camps in Italy

For this Valentine’s Day post on the Italy Logue, I’ve got some love-related news items for you… First, to satisfy your poetic side, I offer you the tale of two prehistoric lovers, their 5,000-6,000 year old skeletons found embracing one another. They were most likely young lovers, as “their teeth […]

Valentine’s Day News Snippets: Ancient Lovers & Erotic Poetry

Most visitors to Italy have heard of Mt. Vesuvius, arguably Italy’s most famous volcano. It’s famous, of course, for having buried the town of Pompeii and the surrounding area in 79 A.D., thereby preserving it for all of us to visit and take pictures of later. But Italy is a […]

Hiking or Skiing on Mt. Etna in Sicily