There is no doubt that contact with nature is good for the body and soul, and in Italy there are many places where you can regenerate and relax: the woods. With around 2 million hectares of wooded areas, the peninsula is home to a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, with beech, chestnut, turkey oak, and spruce forests dominating. There are some w...

Rome celebrates its 2,775th birthday on 21 April 2022. Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. This year sees a return of the historical re-enactments such as costumed parades and gladiator fights which were held online for the last two years due to Italy's covid-19 r...

While many of us stayed close to home during the pandemic, forsaking travel and evenings out, others chose a different route. Take Kate Wheeler, a freelance cartoonist from Seattle. Wheeler’s parents retired to Italy six years ago. After dreaming for months about following in their footsteps, Wheeler, her partner, and their two dogs pulled up stake...

In today’s information driven world, the oft-heard cliche “all roads lead to Rome” could be substituted with the saying “all websites lead to Rome.” Everywhere we go on the web, we see Rome this or Rome that. Some sites have entire Rome sections on where to eat, what to see, etc. Until now, our website was the exception to this rule. Though we visi...

Rome is the largest city in Italy and, with its vast surface area, offers 1,285 square kilometres of opportunities and possibilities for every type of visitor. From historical-cultural itineraries or food and wine through religious tourism to the seaside, mountain, lake, nature or thermal baths. Between Rome, the province and the rest of Lazio, you...

Perhaps because it's so darned delicious, there isn't generally much radical experimentation done with Italian food -- except for that disastrous incident when someone put pineapple on a pizza. Which is why young Italian chef Valerio Braschi's bizarre fine dining creations -- including a toothpaste tube full of lasagna -- are causing such a stir in...

Long before the Romans rampaged onto the scene, the Etruscans had forged a powerful civilization in central Italy. While little remains of this ancient people, if you head to the pitted, rugged hills of Tuscany, Umbria and northern Lazio, and you’ll find traces of what was once one of the Mediterranean’s great cultures. Here is our guide to Italy’s...

Around 700 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public on the weekend of 26-27 March as part of the annual Spring Days initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI). The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens in 400 towns and cities across Italy, in...

Spring in Italy smells of freshly bloomed flowers and trees that are colored with new light, the climate becomes mild, the squares of the cities come back to life and the sun reappears to make the landscapes shine. In short, for many this is the best time of year to travel and to enjoy landscapes and locations without the confusion of summer or the...

Italy's state railway and Rome airport management company signed an agreement on Thursday to develop integrated ways to link rail and air travel for passengers flying through Fiumicino airport. The ambitious plans would see direct high-speed rail services between the Rome airport and Naples in the south, as well as accelerating current rail service...