How far would you travel for the “elixir” to a long life at optimal health? A small village in Italy’s northern Lombardy region is said to have the secret to wellness. Limone sul Garda has less than 1,000 residents and is a quaint fishing village. It’s also the most northern location in the world where lemons are grown naturally. The climate is ext...

If you’re visiting Milan and have extra time to explore the surroundings, you won’t be short on options! All around Milan, you can find beautiful cities filled with historical landmarks and museums, charming small towns, and stunning natural landscapes. There is much to discover within less than two hours from the center of Milan. Whether you prefe...

Lake Maggiore is an ideal place for those who love nature and relaxation. If you want to spend a peaceful stay or a romantic getaway, we recommend you visit some of the villages that overlook it. These villages offer breathtaking views and are rich in history and tradition. Here are some tips on some of the most characteristic villages of this beau...

I’m just back from an epic tour of Italy, exploring the beautiful borghi of Lombardy, its ancient castles, lakes, mountains and waterfalls. I may also have consumed more than my fair share of incredible Lombardian food and wine. Read on to discover some of the best villages, hamlets and borghi to visit in Lombardy, Italy. What is a borgo or borghi?...

On the eastern shores of Lake Como lies a small village in the shape of an inverted triangle: Careno. The village is ideal for those who want to bathe away from the crowds and take a relaxing stroll in a timeless place. Small stone houses with colourful doors, cobbled alleys, labyrinths of stone stairs, a small harbour, a church, a tasty trattoria...

The Valtellina is a valley in the Lombardian region, in northern Italy, bordering Switzerland. This scenic valley is a piece of paradise for everyone who loves skiing, hiking, relaxing in a hot spring, and eating some delicious local food. Today we’re going to take a look at the 5 best dishes you can order around the Valtellina. 1. Pizzoccheri Pizz...

The Herrin High School French Travel Club is working on a plan to allow for group visits with its sister city in Italy - Cuggiono. "I've been lucky enough to visit Cuggiono several times since 2003," said Herrin foreign languages instructor Michaelann Stanley. "Each time we have gone, we have taken a group of adults and students to exchange ideas a...

In northern Italy, in the Brescia Province of Lombardy, lies a fountain of youth. The fresh winds blowing in off the Alps have something to do with it; the lake, too, the way it stretches down from the mountains like a shimmering green tail. Polished mahogany speedboats glint across the surface, skimming past bathers cooling off along the shore—a s...

According to Save the Duck, New Yorkers are down for some down-alternatives. The three-generations strong Milan-based sustainable parka-centric brand has opened its first flagship store in the bustling downtown retail mecca.To celebrate, director and general manager, USA for Save the Duck, Loris Spadaccini, was on hand at the new 1500-square-foot l...

It's a place of terraced lemon groves, a paradoxically warm mountain breeze, and a powerful fat-killing gene carried by a few lucky residents. Limone sul Garda, a picturesque fishing village set on the shores of Lake Garda in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is an unusual destination of barely 1,000 residents. It is the most northern spot in the e...