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Debra Santangelo is a freelance travel writer and the creator of www.sicilianconnections.com, a website which unites Italian communities worldwide. Debra loves her home country of England, but has also followed her passion for the 'dolce vita' for almost fifteen years, travelling extensively throughout Italy and Sicily. She is a fluent Italian speaker and has lived in both cosmopolitan cities, such as Milan and Verona, and picturesque locations, such as Lake Garda and the legendary Sicilian countryside. You can read about her favourite aspects of the Sicilian island and culture in her blog at http://sicilianconnections.blogspot.com/.

Lake Como – The Mystical Allure of this Italian Beauty

While driving across the Italian border at night, I was completely captivated by the contrast between the infinite blackness of Lake Como and the sparkling lights of the surrounding towns. This was the beginning of my love affair with the Italian lakes, and it has led me to favor this setting above all of mainland Italy’s other attractions. The Italian peninsula has so much to offer; over the years I have been mesmerized by its …

Italy – An Insider’s Guide to Learning the Language of ‘Amore’!

Italian has long been referred to as the language of love, and many great Italian authors, such as Dante and Petrarca, have taken inspiration from this enchanting land whilst writing their great poems and novels. The learning of this romantic language is therefore an enticing proposition and has encouraged many people across the world to partake in a lesson or two before their annual holiday or a trip to their local ‘ristorante’. However, the easiest …