The Quieter Side of Rome

Once you’ve visited the Forum, Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican, and the many famous sites in Rome, leave yourself time to explore the Quieter Side of Rome, the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere.

After touring the Vatican is a great time to do this.  Find your way to the Tiber, Rome’s famous river, and walk along its banks […]

Visit Ancient Rome

My favorite part of planning our clients’ trips to Italy is the opportunity to help them get the very most of their time in each city.  Today, we focus on the best way to Visit Ancient Rome.

Clients often ask for help deciding the sites they need a guide to see and the places they […]

Tourists in Italy

One sees many types of Tourists in Italy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  We want to be the good ones, do we not?  Today I’m sharing some things I’ve learned through the years about the Italian culture.

Italians have an expression, “Fare una bella figura”, this loosely translates “To make a good impression”, […]

Salento Coast, Puglia – Beaches, Art, Food and Traditions.

In Salento, Puglia, Italy you can relax on beautiful beaches with clear aqua water or visit the ancient, traditional villages of Salento Province. Enjoy great food, dance all night at the traditional Notte della Taranta, experience a stay in a Trulli or in one of the  breathtaking Masserie: whatever you choose: Welcome to Puglia!

Puglia is […]

A Day Trip to Lake Como

A Day Trip to Lake Como is easier than you might think from Milano, and a simply delightful experience.  Hop on a train and head for the town of Como, and the overlooking Brunate with vast views over the lake.

On our last trip to Italy my husband and I flew in and out of […]

A Weekend in Milan

A Weekend in Milan is a fantastic experience.  I was in Milano recently and was very impressed with the city. It had been a number of years since I had last visited and I was pleasantly surprised.  There were a lot more trees than I remembered – large oaks lining the streets and many […]

Why You Need a Travel Agent for Italy

Why you need a travel agent to book Italy! As I can’t sing my own praises and why you should use Passion for Italy Travel- believe Forbes Magazine USA ! Read article HERE

Pinocchio Italy

Pinocchio Italy, do you know the story?  The town of Pescia, is an Italian city in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy. It is located in a central zone between the cities Lucca and Florence, on the banks of the homonymous river.  Pescia celebrates the birthday of Pinocchio at the end of May, […]

Bagno Vignoni Tuscany

I have been visiting Bagno Vignoni, Tuscany – this tiny, tiny place for almost twenty years. What’s so special? Let me share…

Bagno Vignoni is a thermal spring, dating back to Ancient Roman times. Whilst no longer in use, the thermal pool forms almost a “piazza” in which the stone buildings ripple in the reflections. […]

Sting Playing in Mantova Italy

Sting Concert in Mantova, (Mantua), Lombardia, Italy – Piazza Sordello, Mantova July 28 2017

Pienza Tuscany

Pienza, Tuscany is a tiny town in the middle of the Val d’Orcia region. It’s ideal for a morning or afternoon visit. The centre of Pienza was almost completely re-designed in the fifteenth century by Pope Pius II. He was born in the village, when it was known as Corsignano, and when elected Pope […]

Lucio Dalla Sorrento Caruso

One of my favourite Italian singers died in 2012 – Lucio Dalla. I have many of his cds and I was very sad to hear of his passing. Such a passionate and emotional singer. Why did I not go to his concert in Rome two years before! We never know when one of us […]