It's not easy trying to plan a holiday to a destination you've never been to before. Even if you've visited Italy previously, there are always new places to find that you're not aware of. But time is precious, and finding those places isn't always easy.
Which is where we can help.
It's written by us - Cath and Mike - an English couple who live and work in Italy, and have done for nearly 15 years. We know the country and its people well - and we know how to find tiny, stunning, traditional, out of the way villages that are "off the beaten track".
How do we know? Because we live in one of them!
- but you're not sure when's the best time to go, or whether a guided tour is really necessary, or whether there are parts that other tourists may not know about.
Want to know more? Click on this link!
Or maybe you'd like to know which part of Rome to look to find a market like this...
And you know that when you're visiting Venice you'll be seeing beautiful 'palazzos' on the edge of canals like this...
...but do you know where you would go to find a quiet little village perched on a cliff with water as clear as this?
...and where can you travel to find pretty mediaeval villages perched on hilltops like this? (No, it's not Tuscany!).
Whether it's Rome, Venice, Florence, or the less well known rural areas of Le Marche and Puglia you want to know about - you've come to the right place.
Because what we want the most is to use our knowledge of these stunning places, and their culture, to help you plan your perfect trip.
We're lucky, because we're living our Italian dream. Through this website we would like to share our passion for, and knowledge of, this amazing country with you.
So, come on in. Pour yourself a nice glass of cold 'vino bianco' - white wine - or a cup of cappuccino, or a hot black 'espresso'. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.