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Ali Filmer is a writer and English teacher from London who has been living in Rome since 2000. You can follow  her ongoing transformation from Briton to Roman on Romesecret where she recommends secret hotels, restaurants and gelaterie in the hope that everyone can experience Rome like a Roman and not like a tourist.

Top 10 Secret Italy Blogs

Baroque Sicily

Jann, a writer and photographer shares her first hand knowledge of secret Sicilian recipes, gelaterie and magical out of the way places. Also features a Top 10 Must-Eat-Treats while in Sicily.

Becoming Italian Word By Word

Dianne Hales, author of the Bella Lingua, reveals the secrets of the world’s most enchanting language, Italian.


An Aussie mum, living in Positano for the last 20 years shares beach and recipe secrets up and down the Amalfitano coast.

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Living Venice

Nan leads the curious traveler down secret waterways with this blog full of must-sees, personal observations and latest news in the enchanting floating city.

Ms. Adventures in Italy

Sara, an American-Italian shares the secrets of “Aperitivo time”, from the capital of Italian Aperitivo Milan where she now lives.

Over a Tuscan Stove

Judy, author of the cookbook “Divina Cucina” and wife of a Florentine, shares the secrets of Tuscan cooking including mythical Tuscan tomato sauce “pummarola.”

Rubber Slippers in Italy

Rowena from Hawaii, now living in Lecco, shares the secrets of Italian food from all regions as she travels to sagras and food festivals around the country.

Salento Blog

A Londoner’s perspective of life in rural Puglia, down in the heel. Discover secret beaches and restaurants.

The Espresso Break

Discover the secret nooks and crannies of Naples with Barbara, a fiction writer, who will guide you through underground ruins and above ground, lead you to a place where you can actually drink tiramisu rather than devour it.

Umbria Lovers

Discover the land of white truffles with Federica and Gabriele, two locals who guide you around secret Umbria towards the best non-touristy travel experiences. Written with passion in English and Italian.