About Bewitched By Italy

Bewitched By Italy is owned and managed by Karen Warren.

I have been writing and travelling for many years (almost 70 countries at the last count), but Italy remains one of my favourite destinations. This website is my attempt to inform and inspire other travellers, and to share some of the things I’ve discovered along the way.

My interests are wide-ranging, but I have a particular focus upon history (the older the better), art and architecture, countryside and food. I try to concentrate on lesser known sights and destinations, or on different aspects of well known places. If I come across anything quirky, or off the beaten track, then I like to write about it. I pride myself on being able to find something of interest wherever I go – I’m always willing to accept a challenge to promote an overlooked destination!

If you want to read about my travels elsewhere in Europe have a look at my site WorldWideWriter. I also write for other publications, and have been featured in Travel Awaits

I am always happy to consider working with brands or tourist boards – contact me at karen@worldwidewriter.co.uk for more information. If you are interested in guest posts or sponsored posts please read my guidelines before getting in touch.

I also write fiction and book reviews, and I am a reviewer for the Historical Novel Society. I have two books in print. Shadow of the Dome is a historical novel based on the true story of a voyage from China to Persia by the legendary explorer Marco Polo in the 13th century. And Secret Bath is an unusual guide to the city of Bath in England.

Destinations and brands I have worked with include:

LivItaly – small group tours in Italy

BiteMojo – self guided food tours

Pizzicato Eco Vico del Gargano – blogger campaign 2014