Our Italian Travel and Heritage Blog

Explore the My Bella Vita blog for Italian travel inspiration, local insights, and content related to exploring your Italian heritage. 

Why Embark on a Small Group Heritage Tour of Calabria

Join My Bella Vita Travel and discover the benefits and highlights of embarking on a small-group heritage tour in the beautiful Italian region of Calabria.

Homemade Italian Lemon Granita

Beat the heat with our homemade lemon granita! A refreshing blend of zesty lemon and sweetness, transporting you to the sun-kissed shores of Southern Italy.

Eight Things to Know Before You Go to Calabria

Join My Bella Vita as we run through some things that are helpful to know before traveling to Calabria, one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.
Colorful coastal houses and the bright blue Tyrrhenian sea in Tropea, Calabria. Photo: Nemanja Peric

The 10 Best Places to Visit in Calabria, Italy

With awe-inspiring architecture and pristine beaches, Calabria is a sunseeker’s paradise. Read our My Bella Vita Guide for the top 10 places to visit there.
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Contemporary Art in Calabria

Are you into contemporary art? With Italy being home to some of the world’s most treasured masterpieces, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it also has some great places to...
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Things To Do in Sila National Park

La Sila National Park is the largest park and mountain range in Calabria. It expands into three provinces: Catanzaro (Sila Piccola), Cosenza (Sila Grande), and Crotone (Sila Greca). On a...
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Romantic Spots in Calabria

Italy is famous for all things romance! It is home to some of the most picturesque towns and cities that will have you and your special someone falling in love...
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How to give a compliment in Italian

Learning how to give a compliment in Italian can really add to your overall experience when traveling in Italy. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like being complimented? Compliments are...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Italophiles

It’s that time of year again! We are making our list, and checking it twice, and not surprisingly we have quite a few Italophiles on our Christmas list!  So naturally,...
Southern Italy Tour: Stop 2 Morano Calabro

Pollino Mountains: Villages You Must Visit

The Pollino Mountains – Calabria’s youngest and Italy’s largest national park – stretches through northern Calabria into neighboring Basilicata. With its diverse landscape, wildlife, and villages, the Pollino mountains offer visitors a plethora of...

Connect to Your Roots: Plan Your 2023 Heritage Tour Now

Check out this post from our friends and affiliates at Legacy Tree Genealogists. They have been so kind as to offer a special discount to our readers if you book...

Ancient Christmas Tradition: I Zampognari

If you are in Italy during the Christmas season and hear the unique sounds of the Zampognari, well, you are in for a real treat! You might be wondering why?...
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