From the Aeolian Islands in Italy researchers at the depth of about a mile, found a lush coral forest. Located to the North of Sicily, these forests are rich in species previously unknown coral. This finding will be used for creation of the reserve in this area to attract tourists. The scientists examined deep-sea world of a group of about eight It...

More millennials are spending money on travel experiences over buying things, and research shows these experiences bring more happiness. So what is the best travel experience in the world? It offers fresh pasta, an apron and a stunning view of the Tuscan countryside, according to TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor recently released its Travelers' Choice Awar...

In this episode of “The Italian American Podcast,” which is the second episode of “The Italian American Power Hour,” we discuss going back to Italy as Italian Americans. We talk about traveling to Italy, the Italian culture, how Italy has changed, and whether or not people still speak Italian in Italy (hint: we talk about regional languages). At th...

New archeological finds at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, shed new light on its medieval past. Historical sources show that in 880 the complex of St. Paul’s Basilica, where the remains of St. Paul are enshrined, was fortified by a wall by Pope John VIII to defend it from invasions by Saracens. The archaeological site of “Orto dei Monac...

Our peninsula boasts many beaches appreciated for their beauty and for the quality of their waters. The Blue Flag beaches in Italy are also the majority this year. This is testimony to the quality of the water and the naturalistic beauty of our coasts. Italian Traditions will lead you on to the discovery of the five best beaches awarded in 2018 wit...

Italy is one of the great sandwich nations of the world. A leader in cured meats, salami, and cheeses, the country is a hotbed of sandwich innovation, yet it is the classic panini that remain the most essential. Traveling across Italy, you'll find that the sandwiches vary greatly, even in towns just a few kilometers apart—the same way that one vill...

I’ve come from the isle of Manhattan, where clocks tick on New York minutes and anxiety hums in the streets. I’ve landed in Sardinia, a Mediterranean island (outsized only by Sicily) where stress feels out of place among the mountains, verdant with maquis, and blue waters that shift in color like an ombré of indigo. Regarding time, everyone seems t...

Singer Giada Valenti, known for her stunning music special on PBS entitled “From Venice With Love, is inviting her fans to join her on a romantic trip she is organizing, May 19-27, to Venice and a part of the Veneto region. The in Venice born songstress writes passionately, almost every week, about the special things of her beautiful hometown on so...

“We commenced work and are proud of the result: now we are waiting for the other town councils to follow suit”. The mayor of Limone sul Garda, Franceschino Risatti, is talking about a stretch of cycle path on Lake Garda that some (perhaps rightly) have called the most beautiful in the world. He puts down its successfully completion to the fact that...

In the past, when the powerful Este dynasty ruled the duchies of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio in Emilia-Romagna, the palaces and castles they owned were decorated with precious paintings even on the outside, especially in order to convey political messages and to celebrate the history of the family, who dominated the area for almost six centuries, fr...