A Tour Through Campania

Trying to devise an itinerary for visiting the Amalfi Coast and other notable towns near Naples? A recent guide in the Via Michelin magazine shows you how to make a three day plan that takes in medieval hill towns, farms…

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Italy Article Round-Up

As summer is just around the corner, newspapers, websites and mags are ramping up their Italy coverage. Here are links to a few recent articles that may aid or inspire you: From the New York Times: 36 Hours in Florence In…

Seeing Rome – and Other Cities – for Free

Rome, overflowing with art and architecture on its streets and in its churches, is one city in Europe that you can see on the cheap. As Ian Fisher notes in today’s article, “In the Eternal City, Priceless Art for No…

Cook’s Tour of Milan

I’m very lucky. The very first time I tasted risotto was in Milan. We were en route to Verona and ate the creamy, saffron-tinted risotto milanese at the train station cafe. Even given the locale, it was still an epiphany.…

Bologna’s Old Cutlery Shop

  In a recent NY Times Foraging column, Melissa Clark profiles Antica Aguzzeria del Cavallo, a cutlery shop that dates back to 1783. Clark notes, “If it cuts, rips, tears, nicks, grates, slices, shaves or pricks and is legal to…

Getting Into the Vatican Museums

It’s getting ever more difficult to get into the Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani), home to some of the world’s most precious and recognizable Western art including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. The Vatican recently raised prices to €13 (ca. $17) for a…

Welcome to Italofile!

Welcome to the Italofile – your resource for Italy travel information. Bear with us – we’ll be up and running soon. In the meantime, we recommend the following guides for planning your next trip to Italy: The Unofficial Guide to…