Italian culture : language, traditions, cooking recipes, interesting facts, places to visit - share our insider knowledge of Italy and find your Italian dream.
Gorgeous. Stunning. Exciting. Romantic. Friendly. A-ma-zing!
How many words can you think of to describe Italy?
Stunning scenery, stunning culture - Italy!
My husband Mike and I feel like we should have been born in Italy. We love Italian culture - no, it's more than that. We're lucky enough to live here and experience it every day - so it's in our hearts and our souls. It's our passion.
Is it yours? If it is, then like us you will simply love everything to do with Italy. Or Italian culture may mean more than that to you - it may run deep inside you - your heritage, your family roots.
Perhaps you have relatives who originally came from Italy and you'd like to know more about the culture of their home country. They're your very own family roots, after all.
It's not easy to do that from books because they're quite often inaccurate and out of date. But on this site we're regularly updating and adding to information - and even better, you can get in touch with us and tell us exactly what you'd like to know. We'd love to hear from you.
We do that as often as we can - in our wedding, our Christmases, our eating habits - you name it! It's easy for us because we live in Italy and we have friends here to show us how.
Now we'd like to make it easy for you, too!
We'll give you fun, interesting facts about Italy and its traditions - and tips for how to make them part of your life - sprinkled all through these pages.
Perhaps that Italian trip you're planning is a honeymoon - and maybe you want to add some Italian traditions into your wedding?
No problem - we love a good Italian wedding and we've been to lots - this is our friend Franco's daughter's very typically Italian wedding!
"I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse" (Charles V).
It's the most romantic language in the world. It's easy to read and easy to speak - you'll get the hang of it quickly.
How? Let us show you how we did it, bit by bit - "piano a piano", using different methods to suit your different learning styles.
So, we're lucky because we're living Italian culture - our dream - and have been for some years now. Through this website we would like to share that dream, and our passion for Italy, with you.
We would like to do whatever we can to help you explore your inner Italian - and to make all your Italian dreams come true.
So, come on in. Pour yourself a nice glass of cold 'vino bianco' - white wine - or a cup of hot black 'espresso'. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
"Piacere" - we're pleased to meet you!