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A Bribe-Free Holiday in Sicily
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A Bribe-Free Holiday in Sicily

The brave work of the anti-mafia organization AddioPizzo.org was recently brought to my attention. “Addio Pizzo” means “Goodbye, Pizzo,” the latter word meaning the protection money that hundreds of businesses throughout Sicily have had to pay to the powerful, omnipresent mafia. AddioPizzo was formed in 2004 after a group of young Sicilian entrepreneurs, afraid that…

Tourism Boards

Below, in alphabetical order by region, are links to official regional and local tourism boards in Italy. These include 14 “città metropolitane,” which are larger cities and their metro areas. Tourism board sites are often fantastic resources for learning more about destinations to visit, where to stay, and how to get there and around. You…

About Italofile

Ciao! I’m Melanie and I’ve been obsessed with Italy for most of my adult life. It’s hard to pinpoint when my affection turned into an obsession. My journey has not been a straight line. But I have had the good fortune to experience Italy in so many different ways, as both a traveler and a…