Tuesday, July 01, 2008

favorite town in Italy

Recently I wrote on what I missed living here in Italy, The dream of many. Roses lime juice was my top missed item and that prompted a flury of comments from expat readers who told me what they missed.
So realising how fortunate I am to live in a place so filled with art and beautiful ancient towns, I set about choosing my favorite one while writing on wine in the Montecarlo region of LUCCA, my favorite.
COMO my present home town, runs a close second

What's your favorite Italian town and why?
Click on the words lucca and como above to visit them.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I have never lived in Italy but spent 10 days in Argegno last November. It was a truly amazing holiday. We went to Como, we used the passenger ferry to Bellagio, we had lunch in Tremezzo, took the cable car up to Pigra, lunch and market day in Lenno, and much more..it was fantastic.

Monika said...

I don't know whether it's the best town but San Gimgnano has got to be up there!!
And Vernazza in the Cinque Terre.
enjoying your blog :)

Como the beautiful

Como the beautiful
walk near the lake

Hidden Italy, the places we visit regularly from Tuscany to the lake district above Como.

When I became a resident in Italy in 2001, I already knew how visitors liked to praise her places, food and art.
I had visited many times as a visitor myself, and been enchanted.
This site is rather designed to show the hidden Italy, the real Italy experienced by it's residents.
The events of the year, from registering as a resident, to celebrating Christmas, Easter and many other festivals, buying a house, working, banking, and still enjoying its beauty, are to be found here.

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My favourite writings on Italy

  • Italian Education/Cara Massimina Tim Parks
  • Where angles fear to tread E.M. Forster ISBN0140180885
  • A small place in Italy ISBN0330338188
  • D.H.Lawrence and Italy ISBN 0140095209
  • The Italians by Luigi Barzini Touchstone books ISBN 068482500