Year: 2013

August in Italy: The Things You’ll Need

Don’t go to Italy in August!

The prevailing travel wisdom about Italy has always been to avoid going to the country in August as it’s hot, many shops and restaurants are closed, and the cities are emptied out of residents … Read more...

The Roman Spring of Tennessee Williams

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In the late winter/early spring of 1948, American playwright Tennessee Williams arrived in Rome in need of a change of scenery. Williams, of course, is known for his writing set in the American South, including “A Streetcar Named Desire” (written … Read more...

Ciao! My name is Melanie Renzulli and I have been writing about Italy for more than 20 years. Italofile is where I share my knowledge of and passion for Italy travel, art, culture, and living.