Monthly Archives: January 2012

What is a ‘Chiavetta’ and Why Would I Need One?

The Internet is an important part of Italian life, and there are various ways to access it. If you are carrying a smart phone, this will usually have access. If you are carrying a lap top or iPad, it’s possible … Continue reading

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The origins of ‘Italia’

There are several theories about the origins of the word Italia, but they all seem to point in the same direction. If you can stretch your linguistic skills a bit, you might see that there is a similarity between the … Continue reading

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Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Consider Travel Protection Insurance

Travel protection insurance is a good way to get some peace of mind when you book a villa in Italy.  This kind of policy can cover a number of unforeseen events that could prevent you from traveling, and can help … Continue reading

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Today’s Italy Travel Tip: Pick the Right Season

Italy is a joy to visit any time, but there can be certain advantages to choosing the time of year you go. The most popular time to visit is during July and August, the height of summer.   This is … Continue reading

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