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Not everyone can travel to Italy every year, or be in Italy whenever they want – so, for some, the next best thing is reading about Italy. Immersing oneself in a book about Italian culture or set in an Italian city can offer a delightful temporary escape – not to […]

A Reading List for Italophiles



The trains in Italy are absolutely my favorite way to get around. They aren’t always the best option, but when they are I’ll choose the train every time. One problem, however, with being so biased toward a single mode of transportation is that when an Italian train strike pops up […]

Train Strikes in Italy: How to Prepare & What to ...







This month, the Italy Roundtable bloggers decided to get elemental – we each chose one of the Greek classical elements to apply to Italy in some way. Maybe because Italy’s in the midst of the coldest winter it has experienced in 27 years, maybe because my favorite color is orange, […]

Italy Roundtable: Italy’s Active Volcanoes