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, 08/31/2022 - 13:32
September in Italy brings a great variety of events and festivals for the whole family to enjoy. Whether your tastes are for food and cooking, traditi…
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 08:35
The final month of summer will pack a punch, with spirited festivals set to appeal to a range of age groups and interests. Some of these more traditio…
Wed, 06/29/2022 - 09:12
It’s the heart of summer and Italy is celebrating in style with a host of special events. Music will play an important part in July festivals with sou…
Mon, 05/30/2022 - 13:43
Much of this month's list puts an emphasis on communication. Whether through language in song, poetry or show, June's festival line-up seeks to educat…
Wed, 04/27/2022 - 02:44
It's the last month of Spring, and Italy is in full bloom with its list of events – funnily enough, some of those horticultural happenings are mention…
Wed, 03/30/2022 - 03:09
Spring comes to Italy events with a whammy of great festivals and shows, many marking this sunny season. Get some ideas for outdoor eating, take a loo…
Thu, 02/24/2022 - 01:57
John Bensalhia gets a Spring in his step with some great events this March... After last month's carnival special, things get back to normal with a v…
Thu, 02/10/2022 - 10:07
John Bensalhia looks ahead to 2022's Italian-based music, movies and TV... (Please note that dates are subject to change) Table of Contents ALBUMS…
Thu, 01/27/2022 - 06:33
This is a special time of year, as the traditional carnival season gets in full swing. So making a change from the usual pattern are some carnival-the…
Thu, 01/13/2022 - 01:28
John Bensalhia looks at some notable examples of televised animated cartoons either produced or co-produced in Italy. Kids (and maybe the odd grown-u…
Mon, 12/27/2021 - 09:59
2022 is here, and with it, brings a number of happenings, some traditional, some seasonal – but all that can be enjoyed by the family, either as spect…
Tue, 11/30/2021 - 01:47
Christmas is upon us again, and so this month's pick of events has a decidedly festive flavour to it. Get some inspiration for the 25th December with…
Wed, 10/27/2021 - 09:08
Christmas is on the horizon as John Bensalhia takes a look at November's events. With science, books and classic food specialties in the mix, the big…
Wed, 09/29/2021 - 03:24
John Bensalhia looks at some of the best of October 2021's collection of events... This month's Autumn event gathering has much to cheer up the darke…
Mon, 08/30/2021 - 10:44
This month's selection of activities has a flavoursome feel to it, with some classic food and drink events (fish is a repeat feature on this month's m…
Wed, 07/28/2021 - 12:04
Performance is on the agenda this month with a wealth of events dedicated to various arts-based realms. These include music, street art, literature, a…
Mon, 06/28/2021 - 10:08
The traditional elements of summer are in place this July, with events covering popular foods, music, and the arts. It's a great chance to enjoy the s…
Wed, 05/26/2021 - 10:46
John Bensalhia welcomes the summer with some cracking festivals and events... The state of festival play is heating up in Italy this June. A number o…
Mon, 04/26/2021 - 10:43
John Bensalhia looks at what's in store for May 2021 with a host of events getting the go-ahead… As the country comes out of lockdown, live events are…
Mon, 03/29/2021 - 07:58
John Bensalhia ventures into the Spring season with another selection of events happening this April... It's now over a year since global lockdown, a…