Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
General Travel Notes
Index by Topic
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.
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.
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.
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.
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