NEWS FROM : ITALY  

In a step aimed at bolstering transatlantic connections, Boston's Mayor Michelle Wu and Rome's Mayor Roberto Gualtieri inked a Declaration of Intent yesterday, heralding a new dawn for cultural and economic synergy between the historic cities, according to Boston's official news release. At Rome City Hall, the leaders put pen to paper on a document...

While Italy is never a bad idea per se, there are times when the the high-heeled boot kicks better than others. Those times lie in the off-season, when baking heat compounds not with throngs of crowds, and you, the tourist, find yourself with a touch more cool air to breathe. Between October and April and from thigh to toe to rock that the toe kick...

Marchesi Antinori, the oldest Italian wine family (26 generations, more than 600 years of history), is looking straight ahead to the future, resting firmly on its illustrious past. Antinori has become a shareholder of VitiBot, leader in futuristic machinery for vineyards and part of the SDF (SAME Deutz-Fahr) Group, world leader producing tractors a...

I hadn’t heard of Pesaro before my ex-flatmate sent me there in summer 2018. I was writing a book at the time, and Giulia reckoned the best place for me to do such work was in her grandad’s old flat, a modest unit in a block put up in 1946, during the short reign of Umberto II. It had lain empty since her nonno – Dottor Spinicci – died of liver fai...

June in Italy is a magical time when the warmth of the Mediterranean sun bathes the country in a golden glow, and the air is filled with the scent of blooming flowers and freshly baked bread. It’s a month of vibrant celebrations, cultural events, and culinary delights that showcase the rich tapestry of Italian heritage and tradition.   So, as you p...

Are you planning your next trip to Italy and would like to visit Campania? Well, you're exactly in the right place then! Today we want to accompany you discovering Nerano, a beautiful hidden gem overlooking the sea between the Amalfi Coast and the iconic and evocative Sorrento. In this adventure we will explore together the enchanting beauties of t...

In recent years, overtourism has become a significant concern for many iconic locations worldwide, with several Italian cities at the forefront of this challenge. Picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage draw millions to our shores each year, but the surge in visitors often leaves local communities grappling with disrupted daily lives and...

Italian companies could increase the added value they create by about 50 billion euros ($54.30 billion) by 2030 with the generalised use of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to a study by Accenture. The research was presented at an annual meeting in Rome of the Leonardo Committee, a business group promoting "Made in Italy".  Anothe...

Santorini is one of Europe’s top destinations but the Greek island becomes very crowded during peak season. The volcanic island is also one of the continent’s most expensive holiday destinations with tourists paying high prices for hotels and restaurants. If you’re looking for a similar vibe for a bargain price, there’s a beautiful destination in I...

Five-year-olds are an unpredictable bunch. We were hurtling across Venice lagoon in a water taxi when suddenly the engine cut out with a loud bang. While I was scanning all directions trying to decide which offered the best chance of not drowning, my particular five-year-old was giggling and loving every second. The engine re-started, we shot off a...

While you can’t ditch your passport just yet, advances in facial recognition technology are slowly but surely making physical identity documents obsolete. Case in point: Two Italian airports, Milan Linate and Catania airports, are currently trialing FaceBoarding, a facial recognition system that allows travelers to go through security checkpoints w...

According to art scholar Amel Olivares, “A small Last Judgment with Christ the Judge and other figures from the famous fresco that can be admired in the Sistine Chapel,” was painted by  Michelangelo in oil on canvas. Amel Olivares’ research lasted more than 8 years and was presented to the Foreign Press in Rome. The work under investigation is “The...