What’s New in Italy This Summer: 7 Ideas For Your Italy Trip

Prepping for a trip to Italia? Here’s what’s hip, happening and noteworthy in Italy this summer and fall. 1. New Vaporetto Service in Venice: Ever seen those red hop-on, hop-off double decker tourists buses in major cities around the world? Venice now has its own version of a hop-on, hop-off tourist boat called Vaporetto dell’Arte. The seats all have multi-lingual …

Cinecittà Bar: Another Francis Ford Coppola Production

Even if you can’t afford a night at Italian-American film director Francis Ford Coppola’s new hotel Palazzo Margherita in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, a visit to his ancestral hometown of Bernalda is will worth a visit. Bernalda is like a town out of the 1950s and there is plenty to see in this area of Basilicata. Plus, nearly anyone can afford a …

A New Kind of Art Vacation in Rivello, Italy

Calling all artists in need of a cheap, productive, and possiblylucrative vacation in beautiful San Costantino di Rivello, Italy. Located in the region of Basilicata, just 15 minutes from the beach the tiny and unique town of Rivello is trying something new, according to Springwise.com. Until the 10th of June the UHM (Unconventionall HolidayMarket) will be accepting applications from artists …

My Favorite Books About Italy

I just appeared on the “How to Tour Italy” radio show to share my favorite books about Italy. (Anthony, the host, had a great list too, including Vasari’s Lives of The Artists.) I’m not talking about guidebooks but rather (mostly) non-fiction picks that truly convey the atmosphere and culture of a particular time and place in Italy. You will notice …

Villa Rentals: A Sample of Our Recommendations

The highlight of this month’s Special Report: Villa Rentals II is our well-researched list (we or close associates personally experienced every agency or property on the list) of over 50 agencies, villas and apartments. Here’s a randomly selected sampling: Amalfi Coast: Agency Summer in Italy(800) 509-8194; www.summerinitaly.comAgency in Salerno with properties on the Sorrento Coast, Amalfi Coast and in Cilento …