> SlowTrav > Italy > Travel Notes

General Travel Notes

Index by Topic

Art and Architecture

Art Trails: Piero della Francesca, Perugino and Pintoricchio art trails.

Art & Architecture Tours: Tours from the book "Italy Revealed, A Guide to Art and Architecture in the Italian Landscape".

Renaissance Frescoes: The best Italian frescoes.

Italian Pottery: The origin of Italian Pottery.

Saints and Art: Tales of a few commonly seen saints in Renaissance art, along with details of their traditional icons or attributes.

Festivals (Sagra)

Italian Festivals and Harvests: A few notes on festivals and harvest times.

Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars): Experiences at this wine festival during May in Umbria.

Umbria Music Festivals: great index of many of the music festivals around Umbria throughout the year.

The Umbria Sagre Survial Guide: Tips on navigating local festivals.

Sagra della Rana - Festival of the Frog: Experiences helpign out during this festival near Milan.

No Sagra for You!: Humorous look at a search for a festival to attend.

Summer is the Time for Sagra: Anne Robichaud describes the local "Primavera Sant'Enea" (Spring in Sant'Enea) sagra in Umbria, what to expect at a summer sagra.

Sagra del Sedano Nero (celery festival): an account of attending this festival in Trevi, Umbria in October.

Sagra della Castagna: blog account of this festival in Preggio Umbria.

Chestnut Heaven in Piegaro: here's another account, this time of the Chestnut festival (Sagra della Castagna) in Piegaro, Umbria.

Festa della Cipolla: Sagra held in Cannara Umbria in September.

Men in Tights, Sleepless Nights, and the Wine of the Holy Thorn: tales of the sagre around Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche.


Etruscan Things: A list of the areas where you can find Etruscan things and some resources.

Early Slow Travelers in Italy: Travelers to Italy in the 1800s and 1900s.


Parliamo, Bolognalingua Language School: Postcard about a week in Bologna, taking language classes.

Studying Italian in Bologna with Bolognalingua: Postcard about several weeks in Bologna, taking language classes with Bolognalingua.

Studying Italian in Italy: Taking a three week language course in Lucca.

Study Italian in Sicily: Postcard about studying Italian at 3 different language schools in 3 different cities in Sicily.


One Man's View - What to Avoid in Italy: Notes after spending months traveling in France and Italy.

Which Towns to Visit?: Lists of towns in Italy taken from books about Italy.

Italian TV: L'eredit: the quiz show: How this popular quiz show works.

Pickpockets in Italy: Pickpockets in Rome and Florence and how to avoid them.

Plumbing in Italy: Restrooms and showers in Italy.

Surviving in Italy: 21-Point guide to travelling, uncovering and surviving Italy.

Outdoor Activities

Swimming in Italy: What to expect at private and public beaches.

Walking & Hiking in Italy: A few notes about hiking.

Running in Italy: Running and races in Italy and meeting other runners.


Shopping in Italy, buying Italian things online

Slow Masters - Artisans in Italy: A series of articles highlighting different artisans and craftsmen in Italy by region

Ricordi di Roma: Buying souvenirs in Italy, suggestions for unique gifts.

Art Galleries for Italian Artists: Galleries in Canada, the US and Italy.

Italy Shopping List: Some of my favorite shops in Italy.

Buy Italian in the US: Places in the US where you can buy things from Italy, or online shopping.

Traveling with Children

Fourteen Secrets for Enjoying Visiting Churches in Italy: Ways to help your kids find interesting things in churches.

Ten Things Kids Love Most About Italy: Your kids will love Italy!

Tips for Traveling with Kids: Great tips for traveling with children.

Young Children and Swimming Pools: Be careful with small children in Italian villas with pools.

Back to Top

Car Rental Hotel Booking Flight Booking Train Tickets Books, Maps, Events
Europe Cell Phones Long Distance Cards Luggage, etc. Travel Insurance Classifieds

* Advertise on Slow Travel | Post your travel questions on the Slow Travel Forums

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 SlowTrav.com, unless noted otherwise. Slow Travel® is a registered trademark. Contact Slow Travel

RSS Feeds - Link to Us - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - IB Cookie Policy - Currency Converter - Colophon - Sponsors - Become a Member
Home | Forums | Slow Travel? | Europe Trip Planning | Photos | Trip Reports | Search | About Us | Classifieds