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View to Historic Center City of Perugia in Italy— Photo by ggkuna

Discover the real Perugia: so much more than just chocolate and jazz

Perugia is famous for two things: jazz and chocolate. In July its music festival turns the city into an enormous jazz club, drawing musicians and...
The “Jerusalem” of San Vivaldo in the footsteps of Edith Wharton

A Tuscan Shrine: Visiting The “Jerusalem” of San Vivaldo in the footsteps of Edith Wharton

The first impression you get in walking down the lane that leads to the small chapels on the Sacred Mountain of San Vivaldo is a sense of wonderment...
Luigi Tinelli joined the Sardinian army and organized The Chausseurs des Alpes that fought the Austrians

Luigi Tinelli: Activist, entrepreneur and exceptional immigrant

Luigi Tinelli arrived in America in October 1836, but he was far from an average emigrant. All his life he was a man of impassioned action – a...
10 top tips for solo travel

10 Top Tips for Solo Travel to Italy

Some years ago I was planning a family trip to Italy. The kids were in their late teens, my husband was in one of his grouchy, ‘I hate holidays’...
Lonely Planet Picks Venice As One of The 2016 Top Destinations This Summer

Lonely Planet Picks Venice As One of The 2016 Top Destinations This Summer

The International Travel Guide, Lonely Planet, picked ten stunning European destinations that should be on travellers’ bucket list this summer: top...
Portovenere’s Cliffside Treasures

Portovenere’s Cliffside Treasures

My road trip along the Ligurian coastline brought me to Portovenere, where I explored its remarkable landmarks overlooking the sea. Panoramic vistas...
Fiesole, Firenze, “The Sky Above Florence”, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Fiesole: “The Sky Above Florence”

The Città di Fiesole is self-described as il cielo supra Firenze , ”the sky above Florence”, and if you have the opportunity to visit the ancient...
Salento, Finibus Terrae

Salento, The Finibus Terrae

A video made by MAURIZIO BIASCO, sponsored by FORNOCASCIARO.IT, COMUNE TIGGIANO and REGIONE PUGLIA, PROVINCIA DI LECCE, GAL SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA,...

The traditional Mille Miglia race

This weekend, Brescia will host the famous Mille Miglia vintage car race which re-enacts of the long distance race which took place in Italy between...
Mantua: How Being The Capital Of Culture Increased Tourism

Mantua: How Being The Capital Of Culture Increased Tourism

Since January 2016, Mantua has been the Capital of Culture and has registered a 20% increase in number of tourism compared to the same time last year...
Contrada Wave parade marches in Siena, Italy. There are 17 contrade (districts) representing various traditional professions or groups of Siena history.— Photo by tupungato

Siena’s Secret Contradas

Strolling around the hilltop city of Siena is a glorious experience. The walled citadel perches atop three hills overlooking the Tuscan plains. Its...
The Budelli Island Officially Becomes of Public Domain

The Budelli Island Officially Becomes of Public Domain

According to a judge who expressed his final decision on Tuesday, the Budelli island in Sardinia, popular for the pink sand, is now back to the...
Ancient Roman Villa Will Open in Positano in July

Ancient Roman Villa Will Open in Positano in July

According to ANSA, Italian Press agency, an ancient Roman villa, preserved in perfect conditions by the volcanic lava in the eruption of Vesuvius in...
293 Italian Beaches Awarded with the National Blue Flag

293 Italian Beaches Awarded with the National Blue Flag

The Italian Organization Banderia Blue has just awarded 152 coastal towns, five more than 2015, with the 2016 Blue Flag award for the excellent...
Spotlight on Montefalco: Standing on the Balcony of Umbria

Spotlight on Montefalco: Standing on the Balcony of Umbria

As our “home base” Montefalco is perfectly situated for our stay in Italy’s heart, Umbria. Staying in a family-run agriturismo during grape harvest,...