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

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…
Mon, 03/01/2021 - 10:57
A wide spread of events is available this March for all things Italy. John Bensalhia reports... If the current pandemic restrictions have either post…
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 03:02
John Bensalhia looks at ways of enjoying the traditionally busy February in 2021. This month's events collection is a notably different proposition t…
Tue, 12/29/2020 - 02:58
With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, Italian events are still pressing on in the new year – either online of with tight safety precautions in pl…
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 05:09
John Bensalhia experiences a different kind of festive event line-up for 2020... Well, this is a Christmas that's going to be different. With the Cov…
Tue, 11/03/2020 - 04:49
John Bensalhia logs on to a collection of new events for November... With the colder months coming in, the global Covid-19 pandemic remains. With tha…
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 03:12
John Bensalhia ushers in October with an eclectic range of events and festivals for all ages to enjoy... As the world continues to face an uncertain…
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…