A One Night Stop at the Hotel Regina Elena

Santa Margherita Ligure Hotel

Hotel Review: Best Western Regina Elena Hotel, Santa Margherita Ligure: When our coach shot past the centre of Santa Margherita Ligure and pulled in at the Best Western Regina Elena Hotel further up the road, we were a little disappointed. We were only staying in the Italian Riviera for one night to visit Portofino and […]

A Sweltering Stay at the Hotel Aquila Bianca in Orvieto

Hotel Aquila

Hotel Aquila Bianca in Orvieto has Great Location but the Air-conditioning Was Ineffective: For a central hotel in the historical heart of Orvieto, you can’t complain about the Hotel Aquila Bianca. Located in Piazza della Repubblica, the hotel is within easy reach of shops and restaurants and the Orvieto Cathedral is just a 7-minute walk […]

Grand Hotel La Favorita in Sorrento

Hotel La Favorita

Hotel La Favorita is Centrally Located 4-Star Sorrento Hotel: For our three day visit in Sorrento, we stayed at the Grand Hotel La Favorita. This relatively new four-star hotel on Via Torquato Tasso enjoys a convenient location in the historical centre of Sorrento. Hotel La Favorita Hotel La Favorita is a beautifully appointed hotel with […]

Hotel Ancora – Right in the Centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo

Hotel Ancora, Cortina Hotel

Hotel Ancora Enjoys An Ideal Location in the Centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo: Hotel Anchora is a family-run hotel right in the centre of the ski resort town of Cortina d’Ampezzo. We stayed here during our September visit and were pleased to find the hotel right on Corso Italia, the main pedestrian street of town. Our […]

Hotel Punta Tragara – A Historic Capri Hotel

Capri Hotel Punta Tragara

Hotel Punta Tragara – A Capri Hotel with WWII History: On our first walk across Capri island, we came by the Hotel Punta Tragara, a hotel with magnificent views of the coast of Capri.  A marble sign on the salmon-coloured wall of the hotel caught my attention. The Punta Tragara is a hotel of historic […]

Find A Phone Number In Italy


Italian phone numbers, phone codes and telephone directories Phone numbers and phone codes in Italy are pretty easy to find online – and for free, mobile (cell) phones too (mobile phone numbers start with a 3, not zero). The telephone country calling code for Italy is 39. When calling abroad from Italy, the international call […]

Cinque Terre Card – Walking Holidays

Cinque Terre Card

Walking holidays in Cinque Terre: The Cinque Terre is famous for its scenic coastal walking trails and if like many visitors you intend to do some walking on your holidays, you’ll need to buy the Cinque Terre Card. There are three types of Cinque Terre cards: Cinque Terre Card Cinque Terre Card Treno (includes train) […]

Italian Weights and Measures

Italian Weights and Measures and their equivalents Units legally used in business in Italy How to convert the metric system of weights and measures into their Imperial equivalents and vice versa In general, weights & measures in Italy are metric, as in France. Units legally used in business in Italy Kilometre 1000 metres Metre   […]

Useful facts for travel to Italy

Useful facts to help you plan your visit to Italy Festivals Public Holidays Visas Health Time Electricity Weights & Measures Money, Banks etc. Useful Telephone Numbers Festivals One important factor may be the festival calendar. Like Spain, Italy has a lot of festivals and saint’s days etc. and you may wish to co-ordinate your Italy […]