Kerper is such a thorough researcher she would put any librarian at the Library of Congress to shame. She finds out absolutely everything about a place -- much of it through the eyes of other great travel writers -- and the presents the essential and the fascinating in a compelling way.
We ask the experts -- Leni Attanasio, owner, Palazzo Murat; Faith Willinger, cookbook author; Giulia Sersale, supervisor, plants and flowers, Le Sirenuse; Carla Capalbo, cookbook author -- about their favorite hotels, restaurants, stores and secret places on the Amalfi Coast.
Guidebook writer Barrie Kerper, author of The Collected Traveler series, is the woman behind this special issue about Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast. Read on to find out more.
Thinking about touring Italy this summer? This guidebook author shares expert advice on where to eat, shop, stay and more in Rome, Milan, Bologna, Deruta and San Gimignano.
A century before George Clooney set up house along the shores of Lake Como, it was already a worldrenowned destination for at least a few centuries. Virgil, Stendhal, Verdi, Byron, Shelley and Wordsworth were all captivated by the lake's deep blue water, Alpine peaks and flourishing flora.
Amazed by Italy’s many boutiques? So are we. Here is the scoop on how to make sure your purchases arrive home safely, including tips and how to contact the major carriers directly.
Tourists looking for pristine beaches in Italy would be wise to head south this year. Legambiente rates Italy's best beaches including Tropea in Calabria, Otranto in Pgulia and Cinque Terre in Liguria.
If you are travelling to Italy, and counting on the ATM for your cash, you might want to think again. Read on for the do’s and don’ts of using ATMs in Italy.
Dream of Italy talks with Clare Brown,renowned travel consultant, tells us about her work, writing and researching and her daughter Karen Brown's Italy guidebooks.
An alternative to tour groups and self-touring: Actividayz offers planned half-day experiences in small groups that will provide a window into real-life Italian culture.
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