NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Just as it has in many countries, the pandemic has boosted domestic travel in Italy. This summer, expect to hobnob with local Italians as you follow in their footsteps down well-worn paths and head for unspoiled beaches and charming towns less frequented by the tourist crowds. With secluded seaside resorts, mountain getaways, tranquil lakeside luxu...

My first encounter with Italy's famous "three peaks" - the Tre Cime di Lavaredo - was in a traffic circle. In the picturesque town of Dobbiaco/Toblach, three small painted sculptures in the center of the roundabout marked the gateway to one of the most iconic views in the Italian Alps. At a nearby cafe, my partner's chocolate schnitzel came with a...

In Italy in addition to the two main islands there are many other small islands a must visit. One of the most particular is Pantelleria the largest of the smaller islands of Sicily. Here you can find out where this island is and also know what to do and see in this tourist resort. In particular, you will discover the most beautiful beaches of the i...

In Italy, the richness of the landscape is extraordinary, going from the highest peaks to the coast, passing through flourishing plains and gentle hills dotted with vineyards. In this scenery, which seems almost like a paradise on earth, we cannot fail to mention the badlands, present throughout Italy, along the Apennine chain, from the south to th...

The gastronomical specialties of Umbria region are endless. It is one of the areas of Italy with more variety of products and preparation, according to the territory of origin and traditions handed down from family to family. Umbrian cuisine is influenced by the neighboring regions of Tuscany, Latium and Marche, which lead to the birth of the excel...

Before the pandemic, I never really understood “foodie” culture. As a travel writer, I enjoyed cooking classes when they were on the itinerary, but the lessons were lost on me once the final dish was plated. I was more fascinated by the personalities of chefs than the actual ingredients. But when travel locked down, something stirred in me: Watchin...

Beyond Los Angeles, few cities hum with the memory of cinema’s golden age as loudly as Rome. In the 1950s and ’60s, the Italian capital had more cool per capita than anywhere on the planet. Both responsible for and synonymous with the fashion, music, nightlife – and, of course – cinema of the day, Rome was at the centre of it all, with the biggest...

Objectively, it may seem a little odd that a 200-year-old scarlet Italian liqueur that’s more bitter than sweet would become a staple in mainstream America. And yet, Campari, the best-known of the aperitivo bitters or “red bitters” category, has become a must-have among bartenders, with savvy marketing a through line to the brand’s success. Some ha...

Local officials in Venice announced the entry fee for arriving tourists—originally scheduled to take effect in June—has been postponed until next year. According to EuroNews.com, the Italian travel hotspot approved the tourist tax as a way to help curb the “overwhelming number of daytrippers” heading to the city, as well as make up for the financia...

In one way or another, at any latitude, we all have at least one place in our heart, a place that acquires subjective importance by virtue of a personal memory or because of the significance it is given individually on an emotional level. And yet there are intersections of coordinates which, because of characteristics that make them universally uni...

A jewel of the enchanting Sardinia ready to show its visitors all the charm and beauty of the Italian island, this is Santa Teresa di Gallura! The town is located in the northern part of Gallura separated from Corsica by the Strait of Bonifacio. Its jagged coasts and the turquoise-colored sea are just some of the elements that characterize the Sard...

Le Frecce Tricolori translates as the Tricolor Arrows, but I find the name much more appealing in the original. Involving ten aircraft, nine in close formation plus a soloist, the Italian group is the world’s largest and most famous aerobatics patrol, with a typical flight demonstration including about twenty maneuvers in an approximately thirty-mi...