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Travel Tips for Visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy

Travel Tips for Visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most stunning places in Italy. I could describe this stretch of coastline in so many ways: beautiful, magnificent,...
The Giant of Monterosso

The Wounded Giant of Monterosso

Allied bombs and rough seas have reduced the once mighty turn of the century giant into an armless ruin. Il Gigante continues to shoulder the weight...
Bologna is home to the world's largest heraldic wall complex. Photo by sedmak

The Palace with a Thousand and One Coats of Arms: Exploring the Archiginnasio of Bologna

Let’s say you are a curious traveler who finds him or herself dawdling under the ever-present portici of Bologna on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Let’s...
The centerpiece of the chapel is the Cristo Velato, the work of the 18th century sculptor Giuseppe Sanmartino

From the sublime to the macabre: the Cappella Sansevero in Naples

You might assume that all the greatest sculptures in Italy are by Michelangelo or Bernini, and that you’ll find them in the galleries of Rome and...
Summer Getaway: Visiting Monte Amiata In Tuscany

Summer Getaway: Visiting Monte Amiata In Tuscany

Our Tuscan Muse shares her experience in the heart of the beautiful Tuscany. Our home in Tuscany is only a very short drive away from Monte Amiata,...
Puglia’s Tranquil Masseria Provenzani (Part 2)

Puglia’s Tranquil Masseria Provenzani (Part 2)

The second part of Susan's story about Masseria Provenzani. Mamma Giulia, the chef imperial at the masseria, is never far from the kitchen. She sure...
Abbazia di Chiaravalle

Milan: Chiaravalle Abbey

Here we are at Chiaravalle Abbey, on the outskirts of Milan. The monastery, situated in the area of Parco Agricolo Sud Milano, was built by the...
Palazzo Pitti in Florence

Palazzo Pitti Gets A New Lighting System

New lighting is illuminating the mix of art, fashion and music forming the background for the 90th edition of international trade fair Pitti Uomo...
Civita di Bagnoregio, “Il Paese Che Muore, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Civita di Bagnoregio, il Paese Che Muore

Since the town of Civita da Bagnoregio has been listed for a candidature as a UNESCO world heritage site, Italy committee nurtures hope for town's...
Procida, beautiful and colorful island in the Mediterranean sea, near Naples, italy. View of La Corricella harbour.— Photo by ronnybas

Procida, the prettier little sister to Capri and Ischia

Forget Capri and Ischia. There is another island in the Gulf of Naples that’s a prettier and more authentically natural beauty just minutes away by...
Ventotene is one of the Ponziane islands

Italy’s Ventotene Island ~ This Tiny Package Holds Big Surprises (Part Two)

Susan's trip to Ventotene goes on and she helps us learn more about local traditions and foods. The next day for lunch, we were greeted with big...
Cuneaz (Aosta Valley, view of Mount Perrin in a sunny summer day and walser house in foreground— Photo by KamilloK

Aosta, the Perfect Summer Mountain Holiday

If you want to visit Italy this summer, why not soak up the sun in the mild 65 to 68 degree temperatures of the Aosta region, Italy’s smallest region...
Lispida Castle

Monselice: Lispida Castle

In the Castel of Lispida, surrounded by the foothills of Monselice, is produced a totally natural wine with an archaic method dated back to three...
Sardinia Leads 2016 Legambiente Beach Ranking

Sardinia Leads 2016 Legambiente Beach Ranking

The Italian island, Sardinia, leads the Legambiente Ranking for the cleanest beaches in Italy, according to the 2016 report published by...
Strawberry festival in Nemi

The Italian summer: fairs, folklore, sagre and feste

Several years ago on a magical Saturday night in the Umbrian hilltown of Spello I watched its citizens transform the narrow stone streets into...