Julia Silk

Articles by Julia Silk

Italy awarded two more UNESCO sites

Italy now has 53 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country in the world. For anyone planning a home there, such a grand history of building, architecture and culture should be a real inspiration.

Traditional summer events in Italy

An Italian summer is full of local events, usually involving great food and free concerts in the town piazzas. But what is a festa, sagra, notte bianca, carnivale, palio and corteo storico?

Taking your dog to Italy

A diplomatic incident was avoided this week when the (great) Danes allowed an Italian chef to take his Argentinian mastiff, named Iceberg, back to Italy after more than a third of a million Italians pleaded for his life. Confused? Thankfully the rules about taking your dog to Italy are a little simpler to follow, reports our dog-friendly writer in Italy, Julia.