John Bensalhia

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John is a freelance journalist who has contributed to various magazines and websites for more than 12 years. Born in London in 1974, he went on to complete an English degree at university and then gained a diploma in Magazine Journalism in 1999. Since then he has written about a wide variety of subjects including ports and harbours, franchising, builders' merchants, tractors, arboriculture, the TV programme Doctor Who, motorcycles, sports, DIY, and of course, Italy! When not writing, his hobbies include travel, films, cooking, gardening, and playing the drums. See more of his work here. 

Articles by John Bensalhia

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 10:54
Italy is well known for its superb range of food, but the secret of its success is to provide the right accompaniment. Using a wealth of carefully sel…
Tue, 09/01/2020 - 07:12
John Bensalhia takes a look at the coming of Autumn through this September's choice of Italian events.   As life gradually returns to a degree of norm…
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 03:52
John Bensalhia reaches the end of Summer as he puts some excellent August happenings under the microscope... With more festivals and events returning…
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:09
Normality begins to return to both Italy and the world, as events begin again. John Bensalhia looks at some of the most notable ones to be announced f…
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:28
With the beginning of returning events to visit in person, John Bensalhia looks at what's happening both in the real and online worlds this month...…
Wed, 04/29/2020 - 09:17
John Bensalhia continues his look at online things to do this May... We're continuing the online events this month, as the current coronavirus crisis…
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 05:48
John Bensalhia looks at some of the best online events happening during April... This month's batch of events takes a different tack than usual. But…
Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:42
John Bensalhia samples some of the best events and festivals in the first month of the Spring season With Spring coming into view, March brings a cho…
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 13:03
John Bensalhia enters the carnival season of the year, along with festivals that celebrate everything from chocolate to boats It's carnival time, and…
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:55
Buying a property in Italy isn't all about retiring or seeking a new country to start a new life. Sometimes, it's all about embarking on a new busines…
Tue, 01/07/2020 - 03:44
Italian TV continues to make it big around the world. Some of its most popular telly exports are sold to eager stations around the world. Many of thes…
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:03
John Bensalhia is your resident DJ for the night, as he picks some notable Italian musicians to hit the UK charts... Italian music artists have enjoy…
Sun, 12/29/2019 - 18:56
John Bensalhia kicks off 2020 with a selection of Italian events and festivals occurring this January... New month. New year. New decade. The 00s an…
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 11:47
With the Christmas and New Year season drawing in, there are many reasons to seek out the nearest pub or bar in Italy. A well-earned break between Chr…
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 06:19
Ho, ho, how would you like to read about some fantastic festive festivals in Italy this December? John Bensalhia reports. With Christmas approaching,…
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:19
John Bensalhia warms up November with a choice of appetising Italian events... This month's collection of events and festivals sees a good chunk of fo…
Thu, 10/24/2019 - 00:47
John Bensalhia samples five of the most popular traditional Italian savoury pies... While Italy is well known for its pizza and its freshly baked brea…
Tue, 10/01/2019 - 03:22
John Bensalhia helps to draw in the Autumn days and nights with a selection of great October events and festivals... October's batch of things to do a…
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 05:53
John Bensalhia kicks off the Autumn season with a strong-line up of Italian events and festivals coming your way this September. September has arrived…
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 11:11
John Bensalhia sets course for a wide-ranging choice of events in Italy this August Writing these monthly event guides highlights the sheer diversity…