Thanks to 50 years of experience and a vast network of contacts in journalism, education and tourism in Italy,we can help organize special activities for independent travelers, students and indepth travel. Books published by Etruria Editions can deeply enrich an experience in central Italy.
The blog 50YearsinItaly, was published for three years as a celebration of 5 decades of life in Italy. It contains over 100 articles about lifestyle and special places to visit in the area north of Rome. A plethora of festivals, artisans, special castles, food and events awaits, if you know about them.
You will discover many things that it took the author 50 years to learn about and gain insight for planning a voyage to central Italy. The area of central Italy is a rough triangle between Tuscany, Umbria and the port of Civitavecchia.
2013 su blog http://www.50yearsinitaly.blogspot.it/
For those who wish to see behind the facade
Art, antiques, operettas, authentic cooking and Etruscan ruins – just a few of the options available for visitors to our very interesting yet tourist-free area. The people who come to Etruria/Tuscia/Northern Lazio are travelers, more than tourists.
They wish to experience in a personal way the history, culture and traditions of this beautiful, endlessly interesting area of central Italy known as Etruria or Tuscia, in Northern Lazio, close to Civitavecchia port, one hour north of Rome.
Here the landscapes and hilltop towns make a perfect alternative to the bustle of Rome, the crowds of Flornce and the coastal beaches. The area is especially pleasant during torrid summer weather thanks to the many lakes, shady gardens and medieval villages. Our houses do not need air conditioning, thanks to the metre-thick walls .
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Choose from these ideas for day trips or have us suggest activities for your special holiday in the Etruscan countryside.
..a visit to one of the many local castles and gardens ( article and maps in “Etruria Travel,history and itineraries in Central Italy”)
.. use the voicemap app on your phone to follow in the footsteps of early Grand Tour visitors in the town of Viterbo with its perfectly preserved medieval quarter, San Pellegrino
…explore Tarquinia’s literary trail (D.H. Lawrence, George Dennis) and Etruscan necropolis
…enjoy a day making pasta with local women and visiting workshops where sauces and cheeses are produced.
Travel consultancy Consultation sessions are free for those who purchase copies of my books,
These are especially important for independent travelers, group leaders and educators needing answers and local expertise for tours, cruise ports. Purchase of my books is the only payment.
I am happy to recommended the best tour guides for the area as well as accommodations for Italy, especially Rome and central Italy.
Lectures and Workshops– For cruise ships, schools, educational groups. 50+ original illustrated presentations are available for enrichment & cultural background in Italian history, literary travel, writers and artists retreats, tourism, cruise ports of the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean and Black Seas.
Writing, Articles, Books –Order signed copies of our books directly to receive discount and free postage to Italian addresses. Enquire for guest posts, commissioned research projects and articles.
An international educator, researcher and writer, Mary Jane has been an official Vatican guide, Site Director in Rome for Elderhostel and cruise lecturer. Her byline appears in scholarly journals, best-selling guidebooks (Eyewitness Guide to Rome, Fodor’s Italy Upclose), international and Italian lifestyle magazines.
See Books page to order your copy of those still available.
Vetralla The English Connection (few collector’s copies )
The Irish and English in Italy’s Risorgimento (10 copies available)
Etruria–Travel, History and Itineraries in Central Italy (available)
Etruria Storie e Segreti seconda edizione
Vetralla the English Connection (few collectors’ copies)
Travels to Tuscany & Northern Lazio (few collector’s copies)
Translation and Editing – Italian to English translations. Past clients include Viterbo Province, Ville e Casali (since 1991), Italian publishing companies (Edizioni Archeoares, Epsylon editrice), websites of museums and publishing houses.