With over 400 murals, Melandro is the "most painted valley in Italy". We are in Basilicata, specifically in the province of Potenza, and the municipalities that make it up are Satriano di Lucania, Sant'Angelo Le Fratte and Savoia di Lucania. Getting to know the Melandro Valley better Valle del Melandro takes its name from the river of the same name...

In 2021 rose to 58 the number of Italian sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now the ranking of the 10 most famous and visited has come out, thanks to the analysis of reviews on Google. All categories have been evaluated: cultural sites, natural sites (5) and cultural landscapes (8) that are part of the 58 UNESCO wonders. However...

A recent research shows how the ancient forests of the Pollino, which lie between Basilicata and Calabria and have been a UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site since 2017, resist extreme events caused by the changing climate such as prolonged periods of drought and rising average temperatures better than other ecosystems. The centuries-old trees of...

If we had to retrace the trip to Italy in the footsteps of the legendary XVII-century Grand Tour, we should take a long journey full of charming stopovers anywhere in the country. After retracing the best historical and cultural places in northern and central Italy, we now resume our journey and go south: must-do stops of our modern cultural grand...

Fall in Italy is synonymous with vendemmia (grape harvest), so this makes it a perfect time to visit small towns and villages immersed among rolling hills and vineyards, where you can enjoy nature and its changing colors, as well as taste Italy’s great wines, accompanied by local delicacies. Every region of Italy makes wine, so the choice is plenty...

A surprising road trip in Basilicata, a region that rhymes with adventure. We will take you through space landscapes, ancient cities and ghost towns. We'll fly through the mountains at 100 mph and... dance with the witches. Are you ready? Buckle up! Our on the road journey starts in Calabria. Just the time to load our luggage into the car, and off...

No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond movie, will have its world premiere in London's Royal Albert Hall tonight before being released in cinemas around the world on 30 September. The movie sees Bond come out of retirement in Jamaica after his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA seeks his help, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed...

The control center of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, the most important and prestigious rocket base in the world, will be named after Rocco Petrone, the engineer of Italian origin who was the launch director of the Apollo 11 mission and then became the head of the entire program for the exploration of the Moon. This was announced by th...

Buying an abandoned home in a tiny, depopulated Italian village is something that many travelers will have mulled over, especially given the vast number of bargain house schemes launched in the European country over the past few years. After CNN Travel reported earlier this year that Latronico, situated in the deep south of Italy, had launched the...

Jadhav*, 18, from Bangladesh, arrived in Italy 10 months ago, but is still haunted by memories of his journey with people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea. “There were 156 people packed into a small boat. There were women and children,” says Jadhav in broken Italian and Bengali translated on a smartphone app. “Waves were coming over the side....