As our rented Alfa Romeo pulled into the gates of Borgo Egnazia, I knew we were in for a fantastic escape. Far away felt the chaotic Autostrade highway that led us from Naples to Fasano, a small seaside town in Italy’s Puglia region, and the only reality that seemed to exist was in front of us, the white manor beckoning my wife and I inside with fl...

L’Italia è il primo paese in Europa per presenze sulla piattaforma Google Arts Project, in buona parte grazie a Napoli, unica città italiana oltre a Milano a partecipare al progetto promosso da Google, il cui intento è portare online il patrimonio culturale a beneficio di tutti gli utenti. Un network di musei cittadini che include il Madre, il Mann...

Trumpets will sound this Saturday in Gubbio on the Eve of the Immaculate Conception, as the world’s largest Christmas tree display once again comes to life. The attraction, which takes up an entire mountainside in the medieval Italian town, is 2,100 feet tall and more than 1,000 feet wide. The tree display shines throughout the holiday season, unti...

Rome is a city with histories upon histories, and quite literally so. It’s not uncommon to find historical sites literally built on top of each other, or important locations from different eras just around the corner from one another. There are few places in Rome where this is more evident than the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs...

When traveling to Italy, a mere mention of the Amalfi Coast invokes a dreamlike vision of lemon trees and crystal turquoise waters. Positano is no doubt one of the most recognized and visited islands on earth. Nestled high up in the cliffs, the famous hotel La Sirenuse overlooks right down to the beach. Positano is home to about 4,000 people, but a...

By car, you can reach Palombara Sabina from Rome in about an hour. It’s a small village that lies between Italy’s capital city and Monte Zappi, the highest peak west of it. Despite the proximity to the Colosseum, Vatican City, or even the natural parks that border it, Palombara Sabina has not always been a very popular stop for tourists. That was,...

Autumn in Puglia, the south-eastern heel of Italy’s famous boot. At this time of year, in the olive tree-carpeted countryside, delicate light gently illuminates the amber leaves on the trees, and at night the roads are quiet. A huge harvest moon is set against an inky black sky, and in the fields below, tractors lazily make their way home. Not all...

If you’re like the majority of our travelers, you know that visiting Italy is a daydream. It’s one of those places that stays with you long after you return home and get settled back into your routine. And it’s not just the iconic landmarks and attractions that make it such an enticing country to explore. There’s incredible regional cuisine, stunni...

Milan is considered by many to be the fashion capital of Europe and thus the world. It is also the transport hub for Italy with Italy’s largest international airport. It is also Italy’s hub for business, finance, commerce and media. It can be likened as the New York City of Italy because it too is a city that never sleeps. Milan is also the home to...

For centuries, the Romans and the Byzantines used the mosaic technique to decorate villas, baths, palaces and churches. The Byzantines made Ravenna Italy’s capital of mosaics: in this Emilia-Romagna town, you’ll find some of the highest examples of mosaic art, included in Unesco’s World Heritage list. See the mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale,...