1. Why do Women Love Italy?

Susan's Answers on Italian Notebook and Bleeding Espresso

2. How Do I Pack?

Read the excerpt from 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go on Journeywoman

3. Do you have Tips for Italian Travel?

Read some on Becoming Italian Word by Word:

4. Does Susan Van Allen lead tours?

Yes, once a year, she leads a Golden Week in Italy: For Women Only Tour. In 2014 it will be in Southern Italy, specifically designed for guests to immerse themselves in the art, culinary treasures, and culture. Space is limited to 14 guests, and tthe week becomes a celebration  of La Dolce Vita. For more info: contact 100placesinitaly@gmail.com

5. I'm going to _____________...any advice?

You'll find lots of travel advice on Susan Van Allen's Golden Days in Italy Blog , where you're guided to slow down and enjoy beautiful sights, tastes, and places to stay, with Susan's recommendations and those of her trusty savvy traveler friends.  Click on the Blog's cloud for your destination....
For general info about places that are especially appealing to women, click on 10 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go on ABC News AND here are excerpts from 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go and other Susan Van Allen writings about Italian Travel that have been featured in Guest Blogs and publications:

  ROME

  Palazzo Barberini on Artist-at-Large
  Cooking class on Context Travel
  Roman Cuisine Tour on Town & Country Travel
  The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (Re-imagined) on Dream of Italy
  Christmas in Rome on NPR's Savvy Traveler
  Rome on a Budget on Divine Caroline

  SIDE TRIP FROM ROME:

  Park of the Monsters on Italy Travelista

  FLORENCE

  Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace on Artist-at-Large
  Casa Guidi (Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Apartment) on The Gypsy's Guide
  Ferragamo Museum on Art Trav Blog
  Florence On a Budget on Divine Caroline

  TUSCANY

  Gardens Outside Florence on Becoming Italian, Word by Word
  Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden on Mosaic Art Now
  Museum of the Pregnant Mary in Monterchi on Dream of Italy

  VENICE

  Venetian Wine Bars on My Melange
  Venice on a Budget on Divine Caroline

  SIDE TRIP FROM VENICE

  Verona on Argus Car Rental

  NAPLES

  Venus of the Beautiful Buttocks in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale on   Escape Artists
  Snapping Out Of It In Naples on NPR's Savvy Traveler

  SICILY

  The Aeolian Islands on Divine Caroline

  GENOA

  Getting Lost in Genoa is How You Find It on Road and Travel Magazine

  SIDE TRIP FROM GENOA

  Parchi di Nervi from Italy Retreat for Women

  AMALFI

  Arienzo Beach in Positano on Bell'Avventura Blog
  Positano on Go Nomad

  TURIN

  Palazzo Reale on Italian Reflections

  PUGLIA

  A Treasure in Puglia on Divine Caroline

  LOMBARDY

  Palazzo Ducale from Velvet Escapes

  ABRUZZO

  The Quiet Magic of Abruzzo on Divine Caroline

  LE MARCHE

  Opera Houses in Le Marche on Escape Artists

  CALABRIA

  Cooking class in Tropea on My Bella Vita

  SARDINIA

  Land of Rich Traditions and Natural Beauty on Creators Syndicate
  Rene Biana, a jewel of a beach in Santa Maria Teresa Gallura on Dream of   Italy
 
  HIKING IN ITALY on Live Travel Mountains
  ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES on Women Travel The World Blog
  ITALIAN WEDDINGS on Italofile