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How to Tour Italy Without Overspending

In today’s tough economic climate on both sides of the Atlantic, making sure you get the most out of your travel dollars is a must. Knowing exactly how much to spend and where to spend it in Italy can spell the difference between realizing the vacation of your dreams and going home worrying about your next credit card statement

Italy Wedding News for Sofia Inspires Day-Dreams of A Wedding In Italy

Breaking Italy Wedding News! Yesterday’s news that Sofia Coppola will get married this summer in her father’s 19th-century Italian villa has triggered all kinds of fantasies of a romantic Italy wedding for me and for any number of my single lady friends. We are all huge fans of Italy travel and for each of us, getting married in Italy would be the perfect way to combine travel and romance. If not an Italy wedding, then perhaps an Italy honeymoon, or at least an Italian travel package to explore all those amazing wedding destinations in Italy. I wonder how you say, “if you like it, put a ring on it” in Italian? Sofia’s Italy wedding story is huge. The bride’s father is of course Francis Coppola, who once made a very famous movie called The Godfather that some of you may have heard of. owns this 19th-century villa, Palazzo Margherita, in [...]

The World Loves Italian Food As Much As Italy!

My May issue of Bon Appetit Magazine arrived the other day, later than usual because I’d just started a subscription. On the cover (not shown, that’s a stock photo): an enticing bowl of pasta. On the top, in bright red letters, THE ITALY ISSUE. By coincidence, I was rearranging my cookbook collection, which includes a shelf of food magazines going back years. As I went through the magazines, I saw one cover devoted to Italy, and Italy travel. Saveur, Gourmet (RIP, oh wonderful one!), Taste, a magazine published by Williams-Sonoma at the turn of the millennium. So, why all this Italy attention? Because Italy travel sells! Because people love Italy! They love the food. They love Italy travel. Yes, Italy is the bomb! Of course, we know that. That’s why we’re here. I’m thinking this May issue of Bon Appetit has made way for the June issue but you can [...]