earthquake

Amatrice As It Was Before

There won’t be a next time.

Amatrice has been on my “next time” list for the past two years. We have talked about visiting the town for a Sunday lunch because of its famed amatriciana. But at a distance of … Read more...

Abruzzo’s Beffi Triptych

In the wake of Abruzzo’s devastating earthquake of April 2009, many companies and countries have pulled together to aid the tremor-stricken region. The other day, while visiting the National Gallery in Washington, DC, I learned that this aid has been … 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.