Time is always precious when you travel, and one thing people often forget to do during their trip is unwind. I’m talking about true relaxation. In our never-ending quest to “see as much as possible in as little time as possible,” we often forget to savor and enjoy the places we are visiting. For instance, have you ever considered visiting one of t...

Florence is the capital of the Tuscany Region, historical city of medieval origin, a fixed stop for world tourism. Every year tens of thousands of people visit what has been defined as the cradle of the Renaissance. Florence is a city overlooking the river Arno, maze of streets and alleys set in medieval and Renaissance buildings. Just walk through...

The airport in Florence, Italy, doesn’t have as many amenities as Italy’s significantly larger airports in Rome, Milan, and Venice. There aren’t any Hermes stores, you can’t pick up a Rolex before you board, and your dining options are limited to three unremarkable restaurants. But the primarily regional airport is about to undergo a massive, multi...

If you are looking for an extraordinary holiday in Italy, discovering enchanting landscapes, ancient villages to visit, local stories and cultures to experience, Tuscany is certainly among the most iconic regions of this beautiful peninsula. Today, our journey takes us exactly to this land, more precisely to the Valdichiana territory, to discover a...

Take a trip south of the familiar Tuscan hilltop circuit to the lush forests and wild fields of Maremma, and you’ll find the picturesque coastal villages and beloved thermal springs for which the region is known. Head further inland than most, and the medieval town of Pitigliano awaits. The town is built from volcanic tuff rock, carved from the cli...

Call for Papers: Italian Diaspora and the Representation(s) of Italian Americans. Date: June 27-30, 2024. Where: Georgetown University Villa Le Balze, Fiesole (Firenze), Italy. Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 2024. This year’s Italian American Studies Association’s international symposium theme explores the Italian Diaspora and the represent...

Florence is a city that captivates with its timeless charm and enchants with its artistic and architectural beauties: cradle of creativity and genius of great artists of the Renaissance, it is also a lively and dynamic city, rich in events and opportunities, home to important university and cultural realities. Walking through its streets and square...

To say that Carnevale has deep historical roots is something shared by most celebrations in Italy, but the traditional costumes and extravagant parades put the Carnival season in a league of its own. The festival comes with a rich history, which is reflected in the impressive public displays that will return to Florence following a four-year pause...

When I began preparing for my semester in Florence, my Google Drive was inundated with recommendations for Italian restaurants, bars, travel destinations and coffee shops. As I assumed the role of detective, I collected as much information as I could about studying abroad in Italy to alleviate my fears about living in a new country. The peer recomm...

When agritourism rhymes with wine. That wine and food has become an important reality in the national economy has been known for years, just as it is truth that the “cooking factor” is the main motivation for a trip for many people. It is no coincidence that the relationship between some important wine-producing centers and agritourism facilities i...