Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site

Main Page This family-friendly site celebrates Italian culture for the enjoyment of children and adults. Site-Overview


House and Garden

Home Decor

Murals, Stencils, Tiles

Palaces of Sicily

Modern Italian Design

Decor with Prints

Tile Splash-backs

Stencil Decor

Italianate Furniture

Low Cost Decor

Graphic Artists

Murano Glass



Villa / Garden Prints

Framed Prints

Art, Sculpture...

Eduardo De la Maria



Garden Inspirations

Balcony Gardens


Language of Flowers



Theatre, Music, Cinema


Commedia dell'Arte

Theatre in 1860s

Tomaso Salvini

Adelaide Ristori

Cecilia Bartoli

Italian Music



Domenico Modugno

Opera Singers: Caruso, Tetrazzini, Gigli, Patti

Caruso in SF Quake

Eurovision / San Remo Song Festivals


Recent Films

Terence Hill

Francesco Nuti

Anthony LaPaglia

Italian Humor and Toto



Hyphenated Italians

Hyphenated Italians

London's Italians and Barometers

Mulberry Bend, NYC

Old New York

Roaming the World, G. P.

Brazil / Argentina, by R. B.

John, Italian Emigrant, by D. H. Lawrence

Joe Petrosino, NYC Pioneer Policeman

East Haven, Conn, J. M.

Rivesville, West Virginia, R.T.

Tomaso Salvini

Adelaide Ristori

Caruso, Tetrazzini, Patti

Caruso in SF Quake

Giovanni Boldini



Books Set in Italy by Genre


Mysteries in Ancient Rome

Historical Novels

Thriller / Drama

Children's Books

Romance Novels


Audio Books in Italian

Dual-Language Short Stories

Bestselling Italian



Italophile Articles and Books

Italians as Europeans

Political Humor

Altan and Cipputi

Italian Literature

Marco Polo's Travels

Petrarch and his Love Sonnets

A Sicilian Romance

Illuminated Manuscripts

The Brownings

Divine Comedy



Marcus Aurelius

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook


Sicilian Romance

Pompeii Revisited

Linda Proud

Bianca by W. E. Norris

Wallace Breem

Room with a View

Enchanted April



Free PDF Books

Enchanted April

Room with a View

Medieval Cookbooks

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Plutarch's Lives

Agatha Christie's First Poirot Story

Short Classic Mystery Stories

Stage Stars

Ancient Rome

A Sicilian Romance

Italian Renaissance

Stage Actor's Lives




Candida's Italophile Links

Italophile Book Reviews

Italophile Books Site/Shop

Italian News Weblog

YouTube Channel for Italophiles

Zazzle Italian Art Xmas Cards

Italophile Shop

Writing Website: Italophile Author of Clean Fiction

Traditional Mystery Set in Italy by Candida

Crime Novel with Italian Policeman by Candida

Two Non-Italy Articles

A non-Italy article by Candida: A book that helped keep WWII soldiers sane and humane

A non-Italy offer:  Nerja, Spain Beachfront Apartment to Rent



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The full article on Taormina


Gina Accornero's quiet life is threatened when the media invade her sleepy seaside town in search of a disgraced TV star, Robert Granieri. "This romantic spiced with a rich satire of the wired world we live in."  Click here to go to the book's page.


"A Modern Multicultural Fairy Tale: This sweet modern romance is chock full of matchmaking and happy endings for everyone concerned, with the exception of the obligatory ogre, who gets his just desserts while the happy reader develops an inexplicable craving for bagels."  Click here to go to the book's Amazon page.


An Italian at Europol deals with crime and women.  "...reminded me a lot of the show Criminal Minds"  Click here to go the book's page. 


Crime, murder and male-female relations, a la Daphne du Maurier. "well-crafted" and "unpredictable"  Click here to go to the Trio series' page.


A retired woman visits Italy and gets involved in murder.  "An old-fashioned who done it with plenty of suspicious characters, set in modern day Italy."  A long, leisurely read. Click here to go to the book's page.


About this Site

This is a hobby-site.  Any money made from links and ads provide funds to cover my computer, Internet, and website hosting and domain name costs.  Anything left over, I spend on pasta!  I promote some of my books here too, all written with Italophiles in mind.  I hope you enjoy them.

Candida Martinelli

Established July 2003


Food, Drink, Recipes

Italian Food

Culinaria Italy

Sicilian Food



Olives and Oil

Medieval Italian Cookbooks

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Eat Less / Feel Full

Cookbooks to Buy

Quince - Mele Cotogne

Coffee, Chocolate

Italian Wine

Italian Liqueurs

Vov Recipe

Coffee Liqueur Recipe

Grappa (LaPaglia)



Chestnut Desserts

Sweets and Recipes

Zabaione, A Saint's Recipe Men Love



Cream Desserts

Salame Dolce - A Chocolate Candy

Panettone, Amaretti

Italian Rice Desserts



Towns and Touring

Alinari Photography

Photo / Virtual Tours

Aerial Italian Images

Photo Galleries

Milan - Milano

Pompeii - Vesuvius

Palaces of Sicily


Ricordo di Venezia Postcard Book


De' Medici Family

Borbottoni's Old Florence Scenes

Florence Art

Florentia Paper

Edith Wharton's Della Robbia Terracottas

The Brownings

Living/Working in Italy

Residence Clubs

Italian Language


Italian Media Today

Travel in Italy - Links to Online City Guides


Dating and Mating


Marco Polo

Carnival - Carnevale

Carnival Costumes

Venice Art

Venice in 1860s

Murano Glass

Free Venice Art


Rome Art

Living in Ancient Rome

Fun Latin Phrases

Mysteries in Ancient Rome

Roman Costumes



Italian Culture for Children


Sliding-Art Puzzles

Strega Nona

Italy Coloring Pages

Italian Artist Bios

Renaissance Paper Dolls

Child's Menu Page

Cow Game

Goose Game Free Game Board

Cards - Tarot Cards

Card / Board Games




Goose Game

Calcio - Football

Ziginette - Zecchinetta


Strega Nona

Children's Books, CDs, Games, Treats

Free Italian Children's Stories On-line

Emilio Salgari's Adventures

Italian Artist Bios for Children



Holiday Fun and Gifts

Italian Xmas Cards

The Nativity

La Befana

Angels in Italian Art

Catholic Prayers in Italian / English

Italophile Gift Ideas

Luxury Gift Ideas

10 Recipes for the Holidays

Easter Story

Christmas Story in Italian and English


Carnival (Halloween and Commedia) Costumes

Religious Art - Marquetry



History Comes Alive

De' Medici Family

Life in Ancient Rome

Natural History of Italy


Ancient History

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance

The Age of Discovery

Age of Colonialism, Capitalism, Reason, Industrial Revolution

Italian Unification

Fascism and The World Wars

Post War Growth and European Integration

Marco Polo

Amerigo Vespucci

Living in Ancient Rome