Ciao! My name is
Alessandro Sorbello and I am the editor of this site and of many of the
sites that you may encounter as you navigate around these pages
My Sicilian family migrated to Milano where I was born and spent my first
five years before immigrating to Australia where I spent the majority of the
next next 30 years. Returning to Italy when I could for periods ranging from 6
months to 6 days.
In 2000 I returned to Italy and lived for 5 months in Milano before settling
into the province of Arezzo in Tuscany where I lived in an Agritourism 5 kms
from the heart of Arezzo. Il Palazzo is an 11th century farmhouse on some 70
hectares of rolling landscape overlooking the steeple in the city that grows
sunflowers, cereals and other crops and has a nice vineyard. I had returned to
Italy to reobtain my Italian citizenship.
As it turns out, I spent close to three years living in various parts of Tuscany and a further year living in Taormina in Sicily.
It became very evident that my return to Italy was never going to be limited to just one year and that I would find ways to be able to spend extended times living in both Italy and Australia.
During my time in Italy, I visited about 400 properties which offer accommodation in Tuscany, Sicily, Liguria and many other parts of Italy. This site will direct you to a number of these properties and many, many others that have evolved from the initial research.
Tuscany is also filled with a great number of world class factory outlets and we present some of those Outlets here as well as indications on how to arrive to them and what they offer.
Italy is world famous for its superior wines and foods; we look at some of the Vineyards, wine regions and foods from each region. We direct you out to sites that specialise in some of these fields.
On this site we provide an introduction into the various
area's of Italy and give some insight into culture, history and popular destinations as well as fashion and history.
It is with pleasure that I present Ciao Darling ~ la dolce vita!
Italy By Region
Italy is divided into 20 regions each with its own unique flavors.