Some links to useful and related sites.
Countries and Their Cultures - Italy
ENIT - a general Italian tourism site
Firenzeturismo - a site dedicated to Florence
Comune Venezia - a site dedicated to Venice
Terre di Siena - a full guide to the area around Siena
Trenitalia - Italian train time-tables
Seat 61 - advice about getting to Italy and elsewhere by train
The Sicilian Experience - air travel and accommodation.
Dante Alighieri Siena - Italian language school
Adoorto Italy - Italian language school
Castello Banfi - a guide to wine and accommodation.
Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino - wines
Camigliano - wines and agritourism
Donatella Cinelli Colombini - their farms, wine, and history
Italiana - a British site about Italian food