Rome is the first destination that comes to mind when we think of Italy because it is one of the most famous cities in the world, along with Paris and London. Hidden gems are the lesser-known routes in Italy, including the secret small towns, beautiful villages, and islands that are yet to be discovered by tourists that explore the country every ye...

It is just after dawn on Italy’s Po river and Rudi, the captain of our hotel barge, La Bella Vita, is running a broom over the sun deck. Autumn’s mellow fruitfulness is working its magic, and were it not for a white heron, tree-hopping from one side of the wooded shoreline to the other, I could be in a still life. As I capture the golden horizon, R...

The market for luxury flats in Milan is booming as bankers, fund managers and private equity investors are flocking to Italy’s financial capital. Thousands of foreigners and Italian nationals have relocated to the country since the government started granting generous tax breaks in 2017 to lure new arrivals. That has helped tilt Milan’s real estate...

Speed skating for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics might be moved to the 2006 Turin Olympic oval or a temporary facility elsewhere after the IOC rejected plans to build an expensive roof over the outdoor track at Baselga di Piné. Costs for the roof were initially slated at $54 million, according to a project announced in November. But there were con...

Seven works and six Italian street artists are competing for the world's most beautiful murals. They are part of the ranking of 100 works collected by the "Street Art Cities" platform in 92 cities in 30 countries to democratically elect by online app vote the best mural work created in 2022. And among the roller- and spray-painted facades of Buenos...

A new high-speed Frecciarossa train service linking Rome and Milan will offer a journey time of two hours and 45 minutes, Italy's state railway company has announced. The direct service, which avoids the central train stations of both cities, will launch on Monday 23 January, Ferrovie dello Stato said in a statement. The train will leave from Roma...

Enjoying magical landscapes and secret destinations off the beaten track: that’s what awaits when you treat yourself to a winter trip to the Bergamo Orobie Alps. Let yourself be captivated by a corner of Italy that holds many surprises. Here are the unmissable destinations and what to do to fully enjoy the mountain experience while discovering the ...

The northern Italian cities of Bergamo and Brescia take up their joint status as Italy's Capital of Culture 2023 with a year-long programme of cultural events kicking off on Friday 20 January. The celebrations begin at 17.00 with a simultaneous inauguration ceremony at Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, attended by Italian culture minister Gennaro Sangiu...

Traveling along Lake Como and up through the Dolomites is a breath-taking journey. With spectacular scenery and photo stops around every corner, this is a perfect trip to take by car. It gives you the flexibility to visit some of the smaller towns, drive through majestic mountain passes and make the most of your time in these beautiful regions. See...

How many ways is the Bernina Express scenic train route called? Probably as many ways as the wonders that the scenic Bernina Red Train, an Italian-Swiss UNESCO site, connects. Yes, because the famous Bernina Express, from Chur (Coira in Italian) to Tirano via St. Moritz, is a masterpiece of engineering so sophisticated that its beauty can only be s...