About Italofile

Melanie Renzulli at Trajan's Markets/Mercato di Traiano in Rome
Melanie Renzulli at Trajan’s Markets/Mercato di Traiano in Rome


I’m Melanie Renzulli, travel writer, photographer, and Italophile.

I’ve written about Italy for more than 20 years and have lived in Rome for the last four. My Italy recommendations have appeared in guidebooks from Frommer’s, Michelin, and DK. I’ve also written for dozens of other print and online publications — many of which no longer exist!

Italofile (this blog) has been online since 2007. Here are a few of my favorite posts from the site:

Contact me if you have questions about travel to Italy or if there is a topic you’d like for me to cover on Italofile.

Follow Italofile on Facebook and Twitter. My Instagram is also full of Italy photos, but also the occasional selfie because I’m a human being and not a brand.

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