When I travel, I often do so with a theme. For example, I try to find the best wine bars in a location, or the cutest museums, or the best sunsets. On one of my many trips to Italy, the “theme” was leaning towers. Who hasn’t heard of the most famous one, the leaning tower of the beautiful city of Pisa? But, as I discovered, there are several more l...

On his journey from Padua to Tuscany’s Lunigiana in 1306, Dante Alighieri passed by the Pietra di Bismantova and, like many before and after him, was so enraptured by it that not only did he make a stop in order to walk to the top; he was even said to have taken inspiration from it for the description of the Purgatory mountain in the Divine Comedy,...

Here's my guide to the perfect 10 day road trip from Milan to Rome, a popular tourist route. It's only a 6 hour drive from Milan to Rome. But this well-traveled route is dense with amazing must see medieval villages, ornate palazzos, Roman ruins, and sublime treasures of the Renaissance. There's plenty of great destinations to explore along the way...

Terra cotta, earthenware, majolica, porcelain—Italian ceramics come in many forms. And while everyone knows that ‘Made in Italy’ denotes quality, you might not realize how many traditions there are when it comes to the creation of tabletop and other design items. That’s because Italian ceramic traditions have historically been—and still are—regiona...

Oggi il Console Generale d'America a Firenze Ragini Gupta ha partecipato all’inaugurazione del monumento alle vittime e ai soccorritori dell’11 settembre del Lions Club Porretta Terme Alto Reno, con il Sindaco del Comune di Porretta Terme Giuseppe Nani, il Presidente del Lions Club Porretta Terme Alto Reno Luca Boschi, il Governatore del Distretto...

Whether you are an experienced trekker or a first-time walker, the Path of Gods is a unique experience, a journey through nature and into yourself that you will never forget. You will put your boots on a road that millions of people have trodden before you over the centuries, starting with the Etruscans in the 7th century BC.  Under the leaves of t...

It was the year 1318: after a tumultuous escape from his native city; and various stays in different places on the peninsula, due to the exile imposed by Cante Gabrielli, the new Podestà of Florence, Dante Alighieri arrived in the city of Ravenna, at the court of Guido Novello da Polenta. In this chief-town of Romagna, the poet was able to work as...

The 2021 edition of the Mille Miglia rally will see more than 400 classic and vintage cars travel from the northern Italian city of Brescia to Rome and back again this week. One of the world’s oldest car rallies, the Mille Miglia began in 1927, taking place 24 times until 1957 and bringing international fame to luxury sports cars such as Alfa Romeo...

Ferrari on Sunday rolled out its first in-house fashion collection, offering fans of the Ferrari brand and its supercars a touch of “couture” within a contemporary clothing range. The launch marks a major step in Ferrari’s new brand strategy, one of its biggest investments outside the car business, which the company wants to account for around 10%...

Two of the most beautiful Italian art cities, Parma and Cremona, are only at 1 hour of car or train far. An ideal destination for a trip in autumn season! First Parma, for those who are coming from Rome. You can visit the town preparing to become the Italian Capital of Culture 2020. Stendhal paid it tribute in the pages of “The Chartreuse of Parma”...