Favorite Reads on Italy (FRI) is a weekly roundup published on Fridays featuring interesting articles, fascinating experiences, and handy resources that I’ve come across that week.
This week’s roundup includes a hidden gem, an exhilarating ride, hands-on experience in Florence, eating guide in Rome and more.
Culture and Travel
Finding Magic: Narni and the Convento del Sacro Speco by Brigolante – Beautiful read! You never know what you’ll find when you go with the flow….sometimes it’s simply magical.
Pottery painting in Florence by Tiana Kai – Looking for some fun, hands-on experience when in Florence? How about some pottery painting which also makes for great souvenir. Definitely something I would do on my next visit to Florence.
Dolce and Gabbana’s guide to Sicily by Telegraph – From the spectacular Valley of the Temples to festivals, there is definitely always something extraordinary to see in Sicily.
Sorrento’s Amalfi coast reveals plenty of surprising twists and turns by Mirror – It’s a thrilling ride on the Amalfi Coast! Here’s also a short video we took one cloudy morning as we made our way from Rome to Positano.
Roman landmark fountain gets makeover by Telegraph – Restorations underway from this past Thursday to next year and though the facade will be covered with scaffolding, visitors will still be able to throw in a coin to ensure their return to the Eternal City.
Dive into Italy with this Original New Travel Guide by Italy Chronicles – With summer around the corner, here are some great places to go for a swim. It’s time to dive in!
Food and Drinks
Food tour of Medieval Florence by Girl in Florence – Medieval Florence? Yes, you read right. Not only a food-related article but also interesting sights that are often off-the-radar for visitors.
Eating Italy: Food in Rome with Tavole Romane by Food Lover’s Odyssey – If you are visiting Rome and love food, then you’ll want to print this out. Great insights into the food scene in Rome and a great list of places to eat and get gelato!
Life in Italy
31 Mafiosi Arrested in my Town Yesterday by Sicilian Godmother – Sounds like a scene from a movie? Nope this is real life for some.
Have you come across any great reads or resources on Italy this week? Share them with us in the comments below.