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Bath, UK -  The Roman Terms complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The Baths are a major tourist attraction — Photo by JJFarquitectos

Italian cities around the world

Yes, indeed. Italian cities in the world. But not the way you think. The next paragraphs are not dedicated to the many cities around the globe with...
Vine-growers (viticoltori)) keep a close eye on their vines (viti) to determine when the grapes are ready for harvest (vendemmiabile) — Photo by giorgio.pulcini

Autumn in Italy – and in Italian

A utumn is my favorite season in Italy – not just for the mild days and starry nights, but also for the centuries of history embedded in the Italian...
The legend of the Human Chess Game dates back to 1454 when Marostica belonged to the Venetian Republic. Crediti: PH STUDIO BOZZETTO

Check mate! Playing life sized chess in Marostica

Chess is a fascinating game of strategy, tactics and mental power. And nowhere is it played out on a grander scale than in Marostica, northern Italy...
The Torre degli Asinelli and the Garisenda Tower (48 meters tall). Photo by scrisman

A View from the Two Leaning Towers of Bologna

Everybody knows about the leaning tower in Pisa, but how many people have ever noticed that Bologna has two of them and that they are even older? In...
Capri

Discovering Capri on Foot: From the Mountains to the Sea

Capri, an earthly paradise, an extraordinary beauty of towering and jagged cliffs, lush vegetation, secret caves, crystal clear water of all shades...

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

If you have good reporting skills and are available to travel to Italy next week, we’ll get you on a flight to Italy with all travel expenses paid as...
Panoramic top view of Vinci Village around meadow area from Conti Guidi Castle in Italy, — Photo by niglaynike

Leonardo’s Birthplace: Back to the House in Vinci where the Genius was Born

Even though everybody in the world knows about Leonardo da Vinci’s great genius, relatively few people ever think about paying a visit to the Tuscan...
The Regata Storica is a mix of historic ceremony, religion, tradition and racing. Photo by marchesini62

The Regata Storica, Venice’s historic water parade

Regattas have been popular in Venice since at least the 13th century when the first one was documented. And the water races probably date back much...
Ancient center of village Volterra, Tuscany, Italy— Photo by kavita

Italian Hours, Tuscan Notes: A Taste of Henry James’ “Luxury of Loving Italy”

A mong all the American “italophiles” that have contributed to the shaping and defining of our current idea of Italy over the last centuries, Henry...
Juliet's story lives on in the center of the city at the old house believed to be the original seat of the House of Capulets

Happy birthday Juliet, Verona’s famous daughter

On the first weekend of September the wonderful, historic city of Verona, in northern Italy, celebrates a special birthday. The party sees singing,...
Overview of Palazzolo Acreide and the Iblei Mountains beyond

Palazzolo Acreide: Sicily’s hidden gem of culture, history and cuisine

The small town of Palazzolo Acreide, nestled along the rocky slopes of Sicily’s Iblei Mountains about 25 miles north of Siracusa, is a charming gem,...

Ventimiglia: Balzi Rossi beach

The little Balzi Rossi beach of Ventimiglia is formed by unusual egg-shaped pebbles. Here, apart from eating, swimming and having some quality rest,...
Traditional ”trulli” houses in Alberobello,. Italy

The Oddest Houses in Italy: The “Trulli” of Alberobello, Patrimony of Humanity

The oddest-looking buildings in Italy are the arcane “trulli”, unique circular dry-stone buildings typical of the region of Puglia, the ancient...
The water is crystal clear and it lures snorkelers and divers who can explore numerous surrounding islets and reefs

Unspoiled Italy: The Calming Quiet of Framura

A constellation of little hamlets comprise the commune of Framura, an atmospheric, somnolent village perched on a rocky outcrop rising from the...
Let’s Visit Lecce, The “Florence of the South”

Let’s Visit Lecce, The “Florence of the South”

Victoria takes us to Lecce, a town in Puglia which has been called the "Florence of the South". Like so many Italian cities, Lecce has a fascination...