Cuma Archaeological Park Campi Flegrei

Cuma Archaeological Park at Cuma, north west of Naples in the province of Bacoli, is a huge archaeological park the site of the first Greek colony on mainland Italy (Sicily is older) thought to be around 800-1200 BC. Below is a video filmed by Pozzuoli Jazz Festival where you can see the enormity and […]

Caravaggio at the Uffizi, Florence

Florence: New Arrangement Of The Rooms Devoted To Caravaggio And Seventeenth-Century Painting At The Uffizi Gallery.

The eight rooms on the first floor of the eastern wing of the Uffizi opened with a new layout devoted to Caravaggio and the painting of the 17th century on February 19, 2018.

The names of the eight rooms are […]

Frecce Train Categories Italy

Trenitalia is Italy’s national train company and PFI books the high speed Frecce trains that travel between the major capital cities of each region.

The Frecce has the following categories going up in price accordingly.

Standard, Premium, Business ,Business Salottino (little rooms), Business Area Silenzio, Executive.

The price of trains change every day like flights so we […]

Piazza Navona

Walking down a golden Roman alley in the evening, the sound of water, of music, of laughter fills your ears.  Then, turning a corner, emerges the beautifully Baroque, Piazza Navona the main piazza in Rome.

A guide could go on at length about the history here.  Built on an ancient Roman stadium site, the piazza […]

Snowing in Rome

The eternal city is covered in snow. See these amazing drone shots.

Valentine’s Day Concert 2018, Andrea Bocelli

We had the incredible pleasure of going to see Andrea Bocelli in concert in Tampa this Valentine’s Day!  He was incredible, as always.  It was a special concert consisting of opera arias and beloved favorites.

I immediately recognized the happy Libiamo i lieti calici, the Brindisi from Traviata.  Every time I hear it I have […]

Verdi Opera Festival Parma

Verdi Opera Festival, Parma, Emilia Romagna
27 Sept-21 Oct 2018

For lovers of Verdi’s operas this festival in Parma and Busseto, Emilia Romagna is a classical music delight. There are many concerts to choose from see below. Contact Passion for Italy Travel for accommodation bookings.


27 September, 5, 11, 18 October 2018
Teatro Regio […]

Bologna Motor Show

Ideal for the car lover on your trip to Italy – the Bologna Motor Show Italy is exhibited for a week in December every year in Bologna the capital of the region of Emilia Romagna. If you are a car maniac or part of a car club, this is the exhibition in Italy for you.  Organise […]

Lake Como Day Tour 267

Day Trip to Lake Como in Italy’s beautiful Lake District, departing from Milan. Nestled between the huge snowcapped Alps that rise up from its shores, is fashionable lakeside town Como.

After spending time shopping and dining, you will take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio (summer only) or take the […]

Montepulciano Mosaic Artist, Tuscany

I have always loved Montepulciano in the Val d’Orcia Tuscany. I visit every year. It is the perfect village – picturesque, pretty, medieval and on top of a hill, has the best red wine Brunello di Montepulciano in Tuscany, and also the best cheese and salami. What more could you want…It is also full […]

Andrea Bocelli on Valentine’s Day

Andrea Bocelli on Valentine’s Day!  Imagine sitting side by side with your Amore as the language of love comes to life through the voice of this incredible Italian tenor on Valentine’s day!

Few things have the power to take me back to Italy like the scent of jasmine, the taste of Brunello, and the voice […]

Italianisms, Moda da dire and the Italian Crazy Way

Working with Italians everyday and visiting them every year for twenty years, they never cease to make me laugh with their ways and sayings. The Italian language is very beautiful and their proverbs and idioms when translated are so very funny. One of my favourite is when someone is cranky or angry you say […]