If you were looking for an agreeable location to establish a vineyard, you could do a whole lot better than the string of marshy islands that make up Italy’s Venetian lagoon. Never mind the shortage of available real estate and a waterborne logistics economy that makes almost everything more expensive than it is on the mainland. Venice and the isla...

OperaWine is Vinitaly's opulent introduction which, every year, features 100 of Italy's greatest producers selected by the American magazine Wine Spectator. OperaWine is the only annual tasting event supported by Wine Spectator that is held outside the United States. On the day before the opening of the Vinitaly expo, the OperaWine gala takes place...

Negli anni quaranta una giovanissima Judy Garland, protagonista della pellicola cult Il Mago di Oz, rendeva immortale con la sua splendida voce un brano meraviglioso. Il titolo del pezzo è “Over the Rainbow”, letteralmente “Oltre l’arcobaleno” ed è proprio da questo fenomeno ottico e meteorologico che si parte da bambini quando si spiegano i colori...

A weekend of Manhattan festivities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Venetian Heritage crescendoed with a soirée hosted by the institution’s indefatigable president, Peter Marino, and philanthropist Katharine Rayner at the Morgan Library and Museum. The dinner was preceded by a private viewing of the Morgan’s exquisite exhibition “Invention and...

Venice is famous for the canals and romantic gondola rides but it is also very expensive. A recent trip found me wanting the Venice experience but not the price tag. It’s a quick trip to Venice from Rome by train and it takes just about two hours and costs about $35 and it’s money well spent. I opted for Mestre, which is near Venice and a common pi...

Beginning March 31 Delta Air Lines will resume summer flight services from Marco Polo airport in Venice, Italy, with connections to JFK International Airport in New York and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, USA, starting May 16. The daily flights will be operated in collaboration with joint venture partners Delta-Air Fra...

Teatri, musei, gallerie, biblioteche: l'Italia è un immenso giacimento culturale. Misurando la quantità dei siti culturali il portale Holidu ha fatto una classifica delle città perfette da questo punto di vista, quasi un Grand Tour delle 10 città con più cultura d’Italia. Come disse Elio Vittorini “La cultura non è professione per pochi: è una cond...

Frances Mayes has spent years traveling through Italy and writing about it in her best-selling books like Under the Tuscan Sun. Her latest book, See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover is a travelogue about all the undiscovered and overlooked gems in Italy, which she reveals to us here. Writing See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in...

As one of the world’s most visited cities with 20 million tourists arriving each year (often seeming as if they are all there when you are), Venice is a destination that can be as overwhelming as it is magical. To help deal with the ever-increasing crowds, the city is even imposing an entrance fee for day-trippers starting this May, but it’s hard t...

Time to visit a wine region I have had much personal experience with thanks to the Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella.  I have taken a couple trips over to the Valpolicella wine region over the last few years tasting through the wonderful wines including Valpolicella, Soave and the prized Amarone wines that hail from this region.  Plus, as an added...