First there were the covid-free flights between Rome and Milan airports. Now it is the turn of trains. Italy's first covid-free trains will operate between Rome and Milan from Friday 16 April, with only those who have tested negative for covid-19 permitted to board the Frecciarossa high-speed service. Initially there will be two non-stop trains run...

Milan is a city known for its aperitifs, for the Duomo and its museums. Moreover, there are historical places of interest such as the Pinacoteca di Brera or the Cenacolo Vinciano. The Lombard capital is not only this – the city is rich in galleries, museums and foundations where contemporary art is the protagonist. Who has never said, in the face o...

Exploring Lake Como in style is easy when enjoying it’s luxurious ferries. Polished hardwood floors, comfortable padded seating and a smooth ride, these ferries are half the fun of getting around the lake. It is the perfect way to spend a day or two exploring the townships dotted around the lake. Each ferry, always on time, always exceptionally cle...

In January Emirates announced that it was restarting operations to Seattle, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Francisco, in February it announced that its Athens-Newark route would return in June, two days ago it announced that it was restarting its Orlando route, and now the airline has confirmed that a favorite 5th freedom route is also coming back. On ...

ISOLA DEL GARDA IS A small island that takes its current name from the surrounding Lake Garda. However, during the two millennia of human presence, the island has been known by many different names and has had many uses. Today, the island hosts a beautiful neogothic villa. First inhabited during Roman times, the island was known as Insula Cranie (I...

Embellished by crystalline lakes, snowy mountains, and graceful, historic cities, the picturesque Lombardy region of northern Italy is one of Europe’s most popular tourist areas. Lombardy was also ground zero in the country’s severe coronavirus outbreak. It was here that Europe’s COVID-19 crisis exploded in February of last year, and since then alm...

The eight-part Italian miniseries, The War Is Over, airing on MHz Choice is so moving that it compelled me to dig deeper. The closing credits note that the narrative was adapted from a book, The Children of Selvino: Journey to the Promised Land, by Aharon Megged. Was the TV series faithful to the book? I wanted to find out. The fictional characters...

In the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan we can find one of the most famous masterpieces of Leonardo Da Vinci: the Last Supper. It is an original representation of the subject made with a new and innovative painting technique conceived by the genius of Leonardo. After all, with the artist, engineer and inventor Da Vinci, origin...

The project "Biodiversity inside the city: Bergamo's Val d'Astino" wins the third edition of the Italian National Landscape Award and becomes the Italian candidate for the seventh edition of the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe. National Landscape Award: what it is In 2016, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Touris...

We will take you on a journey through Longobard Italy on seven stages which have earned UNESCO protection for their beauty and historical value. Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.). Lombards in Italy. Places of Power (568-774 A.D.) is a UNESCO itinerary that winds its way along the Italian peninsula, through seven "places" that...