Italy Travel


What Are the Best Reasons to Visit  Southern Italy?

Join My Bella Vita Travel as we discuss some of the highlights awaiting travelers in Southern Italy. Read more…
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Guide to Planning Your Tour in Calabria

Join My Bella Vita Travel for our guide to planning your next adventure in Calabria, from must-visit sites to culinary delights you shouldn’t miss! Read more…
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The Making of a Day Trip

Guided village tours in Calabria offer a deeper understanding of the medieval life of long ago and can open doors that remain closed (and unknown to) independent travelers. Visitors are taught interesting tidbits, escorted around the main sights and introduced to local people and shops. But did you ever wonder how a day trip is...
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Sibari: Home to the Original Dolce Vita

In the 700s BC, Greeks migrated across southern Italy and settled the land known as Magna Graecia. The first of these settlements – where 100,000 of the wealthiest and most prosperous congregated – was Sybaris. The Sybarites, whose name is now synonymous with opulence and luxury originated la dolce vita for which Italy is famous....
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Three of My Favorite Towns on Calabria’s Tyrrhenian Coast

A few months ago I wrote about three of my favorite mountain villages in Calabria, but now that the sun is starting to twinkle behind that wide Calabrian sky, it’s time to hit the beach. With more than 500 miles of coastline, Calabria-bound travelers have plenty of options. Most of Calabria’s beaches are set with...
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Southern Italy Snapshots: Sardinia

The last couple of months, we’ve traveled through Calabria, Puglia, Molise, Basilicata, Campania, Abruzzo and Sicily. In our final Southern Italy Snapshots installment, we’re traveling off of the mainland to the photo-worthy island of Sardinia. Sardinia, spelled Sardegna in Italian, is a far-flung southern Italian island that is a water enthusiast’s dream. The island is...
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Travel Tip Tuesday: How to Dress for Summer in Southern Italy

Many people want to know how they should dress when they are visiting a new country and yes, the answer depends on where they are going and more importantly … when. I’ve written tips for what to wear in Italy in the winter and the spring and today, I’m helping you prepare for the summer....
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Celebrating Good Friday Catanzarese-Style

I’m gearing up for my first Calabrian Easter celebration with my new bambino. Yes, my husband and I have done the traditional American Easter Basket vs. Italian Chocolate Egg thing in the past and we’re planning on continuing our Easter traditions, plus one. The weather is warming up and if it holds, we’ll spend an...
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Southern Italy Snapshots: Abruzzo

Since January, we’ve traveled through six of southern Italy’s most beautiful regions, including Puglia, Calabria, Sicily, Molise, Basilicata and Campania, all via some of the most beautiful photos on Flickr. Today the Southern Italy Snapshot series continues with Abruzzo. Abruzzo is the closest southern Italian region to the Eternal City and makes an easy day...
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Southern Italy Snapshots: Molise

Over the last three months, we’ve taken a pictorial tour of southern Italy as seen through the lens of some fabulous Flickr photographers. We have stopped in Sicily, Calabria, Puglia, Basilicata and Campania and today, we’re heading to Italy’s second smallest region, Molise, for another glimpse of Southern Italy Snapshots. Located just north of Campania...
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