Tourism can play a key role in the sustainable development of the territories because, when adequately planned and managed, it can help to protect and enhance environmental, social and economic resources. The World Tourism Organization believes that a tourism that is connoted in a sustainable sense can contribute to achieving all the goals of susta...

As I write this column, humanity seems to be in particularly deep trouble from rising temperatures, raging wildfires and deadly flooding, not to mention the latest mutants of a killer virus. But, looking at a sliver of a bright side here, has there ever been a better time to be a lover of Southern Italian wines? I am not making light. I am just fin...

Assisi is one of those places to visit once in a lifetime. The blend of art and spirituality makes the city of St. Francis a unique destination. And it is also a mouth-watering destination for good food lovers. A city of art, a symbol of peace and a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, Assisi is a much-loved destin...

Venice has no equals in all of Europe. In this city floating on a lagoon, streets are canals and crossings are bridges. Everything, from churches to palaces, speaks of more than a thousand years of history in which the Pearl of the Adriatic dominated the seas and grew wealthy on commerce. On top of that, there are world-famous art exhibitions, roma...

Over the last several years, even decades, Italy has changed in some ways that now seem to be more or less permanent. If you are Italian and/or live in the country, most or all of what I say below will not be news to you. But if you only occasionally check in on what is happening in the country, or if you are new to italianità, the things I briefly...

Forget the glamour and grandeur of Rome, Florence, and Venice. Italy is dotted with thousands of small rural villages unknown even to local Italians. These small towns are more than just picturesque; they’re quirky with a magic allure. These idyllic and bucolic spots are ideal in times of COVID because of their remoteness and tendency to draw fewer...

Every country has its traditions, that is for sure, many of which can appear to be quite bizarre. Italy is no less! We have gathered for you 5 particular Italian traditions which we hope will keep you company along your trips throughout Italy.  From North to South, in fact, we will discover the most bizarre and particular traditions that connect It...

L'Europa vanta uno dei percorsi più importanti del mondo, incentrato sul credo religioso, la cultura e la bellezza. Ogni anno migliaia di pellegrini percorrono a piedi, in bicicletta o anche a cavallo la Via Francigena. Questa antica via attraversa tutta la Francia ed entra in Italia attraverso il Colle del Gran San Bernardo. Infine, attraversa la...

Casoli officially enters the list of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Learn about historical spots, majestic nature reserves, renowned olive growing and murals scattered around the city. Thanks to a long and significant project of revitalising the historic centre started in 2017 by the municipal administration, the Abruzzo town of Casoli (in pr...

The largest complex of catacombs is found in Rome, hosting approximately 60 excavations. Visiting these ancient cemeteries through their long tunnels and passages, allows tourists and locals to explore the rituals, customs, and traditions of the ancient Romans. The ancient term to designate these monuments is “coemeterium”, which derives from Greek...