Glitz. Glamour. Bling. No matter the era, the lifestyles of the rich and famous are fascinating to those of us with a voyeuristic streak. During the Renaissance, Italy was rife with opulent homes filled with priceless art collections and owners who wanted to show them off. After the Middle Ages came an economic boom and a new reverence for classica...

Located in a strategic position between the Marca di Ancona and the State of Urbino, the borgo of Corinaldo has its symbol in the imposing walls that have remained practically intact since the fifteenth century.  The entire wall circuit, 912 meters long, can be visited with a fascinating guided tour. The gates, the ramparts, the defense towers, the...

2019 was an important year for Italian sport thanks to the many victories achieved at international level by Italian athletes of different disciplines. Seven endeavors, in particular, deserve to be remembered for their historical value. Below are the protagonists of these extraordinary sporting successes. Filippo Tortu, a 21-year-old athlete born i...

The Italian region of Le Marche has been listed among the world's top 10 regions to visit in 2020 by the influential travel guide Lonely Planet. Noting that Le Marche is usually overshadowed by its "superstar neighbour, Tuscany", Lonely Planet says that the central Italian region "can do higgledy-piggledy hilltop towns, gloriously gluttonous food f...

In the beautiful Venetian city of Padova, there is a store for gentlemen, appropriately enough, located in the Square of Gentlemen (Piazza dei Signori) called Callegaro e Doriguzzi.  While passing by the storefront this weekend, I could not help but to notice a strange-looking hat with an extra long beak.  This oddity drew me into the store to inqu...

Frasassi Caves Italy or Grotte di Frasassi, are one of the Italy’s top caverns and it is well worth a visit. One of the largest known cave systems in Europe, it’s located in the municipality of Genga, in the province of Ancona, Le Marche. First discovered in 1971, the massive cave system wasn’t opened to the public until 1974. The caverns are open...

The municipalities of Monti Sibillini Park represent a unique occasion to live the wonders of the past in full, and to discover the treasures that have been curated by man throughout the centuries – in part so that they could adapt to their natural environment, wild – and often hostile - as it was.  A travel experience in these parts can be akin to...

Italy may be considered one of the world’s best summertime escapes but there are many advantages in visiting during the winter months. When you travel during low season, you’ll find fewer tourists, optimal skiing conditions in the north with mild temperatures in the south and a festive spirit around the holidays. Not to mention, Italy’s most beauti...

Get into the holiday spirit when you visit these Italian villages where Christmas is celebrated with special events. Candelo (Piedmont) Located about 60 kilometers northeast of Turin, Candelo is a medieval village known for its ‘Ricetto’, a fortified storehouse made of a group of houses and streets surrounded by walls, which the local population us...

La cultura e le tradizioni del Bel Paese costituiscono da sempre il nostro plusvalore nei confronti degli altri stati e gli americani non sono certo da meno degli altri nel considerarci un esempio. Nel particolare, andiamo a vedere come le tradizioni marchigiane sono sbarcate sull’altro lato del pianeta. Gran parte del merito, almeno in questo ulti...