“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.”


My name is Melanie Renzulli and I am the chief writer, editor, photographer, and traveler for Italofile.

I started this blog in 2006, but I have been writing about and traveling in Italy for more than 20 years.

I have experienced Italy in my 20s and in my 40s; as a visitor and as a resident; and as a student and as a mother. That I have seen the country from many different perspectives, ranging from wide-eyed tourist to jaded local, allows me to understand both the ecstasy and agony of being a traveler in Italy.

My mission here at Italofile is to pass along my tips for travel to Italy but also to convey my everlasting enthusiasm for an ancient country that is always changing.

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