by Caroline Roessler from We Recommend

Groopo Homes
Mosaic love! We adore the tiles in this stunning Italian apartment.

Homes: Grooppo.org
Mosaic tiles are typical in Italian design and this stunning apartment in Albissola Marina, Italy, is a beautiful example. Designed by Grooppo.org, I love the collision of different patterns from room to room. This apartment won an award for architecture and engineering in 2012 for the designers.

 

Emiko Davies
Tiramisu. Layers and layers of YUM!

Food: Emiko Davies: A (Mostly) Tuscan Food blog
Emiko Davies now lives in Melbourne but for seven years she lived in Florence, and it is from here that she finds inspiration for her cooking. Her passion is reviving traditional recipes, such as this classic Italian celebration dessert – tiramisu. In this blog post, Emiko shares some lovely anecdotes about this deliciously simple recipe – and you can make it the night before!

 

Vince Colosimo
Actor Vince Colosimo nominates Venice as his first choice for a romantic break.

Travel: An Affair With Italy
This is an Australian site by two gals – fashion photographer Julie Adams and writer/designer Emma Scott – who have a shared love of Italy. In an occasional series, they interview Australian-Italians, and the latest is actor Vince Colosimo, who shares his Italian travel tips. (hardtofind.’s Eri Stewart and her mum Dani Shannon have also been previous guests on the site – you can find their tips here.)

 

Laura Fantacci Wearing It Today
Stylist and blogger Laura Fantacci models J Crew holiday pieces. Photography by An Affair With Italy’s Julie Adams.

Fashion: Wearing it Today
Laura Fantacci is a London-based stylist who comes from Florence. She visits outlet malls in Italy every few weeks because, she says, a stylist’s salary doesn’t cover handbags that cost thousands. On her blog, Wearing It Today, she shares her finds and styling tips, and searches out for inspiration “you can make your own”.

 

a dusty green olive
Florence through the eyes of a Danish expat.

Inspiration: A Dusty Green Olive
Bloggers who are ex-pats do a beautiful job of documenting their lives in their new home – most likely because they’re constantly exploring. Birgitte is a Danish expat who lives in Florence and her photography/travel blog is a lovely collection of her favourite things. Go. Explore.

 

Sophia Loren
Via Salt Meats Cheese

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