Italian Allure Travel Blog
Discover the best reasons to visit Italy

  • Have your portrait sketched in Rome..

      Have your portrait sketched at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome!   My sketched portrait The sketch artists at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome offer a great little treat that help to bring home memories from your stay, and there are the occasional in… Read more »

  • Floating on the traditional Gondolas in Venice..

    Traditional Gondola’s on the canals in Venice Such a glistening and extremely peaceful way to get about town Venice sings to you, no cars only the sound of the Gondoliers singing to put a smile on your face.. Bella Venezia and the tradition lives on.. I love Venice in the… Read more »

  • Unique Venetian Glass from Murano..

    Romantic streets in Venezia Contemporary opulence Happy life size clowns Sparkling chandeliers I saw this shop and thought of my sister, she would have loved these horses I love the warmth of the orange light After a while it all becomes a blur, there is so much glistening beauty and… Read more »

  • Beautiful Italian Coffee Table Books

    I am completely obsessed with coffee table books, I have piles of them on show in my home and anything new that comes to shelf that has anything to do with Italy or France never escapes my attention.  I wanted to share some of my all time Italian favourites with… Read more »

  • Beauty on Isola Di Ponza…

          The ride over to the beautiful island of Ponza looks just like the one to Capri.   Ponza is the largest of the Pontine islands in the Tyrrhenian sea off the west coast of Italy and is a renowned hot spot for locals especially the Roman’s who… Read more »

  • Fornillo in Positano – Amalfi Coast Italy

      Magical Fornillo beach in Positano Summer in Europe is starting to warm the appetite now and its time to start thinking of where to plan your Italian holiday. The beautiful Fornillo beach is a little hidden secret in Positano on the Amalfi Coast.  Most visitors in Positano hit the… Read more »

  • Deliciously charming holiday read with a dash of romance and humour.. ‘Head Over Heel’

    Head Over Heel by Chris Harrison Such a lovely read at an easy pace if you are heading off to Italy or anywhere in the world for that matter.  Chris Harrison’s – Head Over Heel  book is great escapism and the perfect holiday read. For me this book brings back so many wonderful… Read more »

  • Il Limoncello from the South of Italy..

          Antichi Sapori d’Amalfi Limoncello is a lemon based liqueur made in Italy, mostly famous from the South of Italy near the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi.  Many other areas also produce the delicious drink along with local Italians also making it… Read more »

  • Dare to drive in Rome?

    Who would dare to drive in Rome? I wonder if you are on holidays why you want to drive in Rome?  My thoughts exactly!!!  I loved this photo of the policeman directing drivers around Piazza Venezia which would have to be one of the most chaotic roundabouts in the historical… Read more »

  • Take the Amalfi Coast drive…

    Hair-pin turns along the Amalfi Coast drive Its easy to unwind once you start the drive from Naples along the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, the views are spectacular, where the Tyrrhenian Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea offering sparkling blue waters that seem to stretch on for ever.  Not driving… Read more »

  • Rome’s amazingly beautiful and historic Tiber River ..

    Tiber River in Rome The Tiber river runs through the centre of ancient Rome and is one of the longest running rivers in Italy.  With the light reflecting at dusk and dawn the reflections are so pretty.  To me the Tiber river adds a sense of calmness to the ever… Read more »

  • Castel Sant’Angelo a Roma

    For some strange reason Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome was never top of my list to visit.  With Rome dominated by so many wonderfully historic and grand monuments such as the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and so on, it never stood out to me as a must see, yet when I… Read more »