For the residents of an ancient Etruscan settlement, any time the Romans came to town, it could only mean bad news. That’s because, starting in the fourth century BCE, the Romans began a relentless campaign to overtake Etruscan towns, one by one. It was a slow and, at times, incredibly brutal process. The result was that by the first century BCE, t...

From beloved classic films like "La Dolce Vita" to the more modern hits like "Eat, Pray, Love" and "To Rome with Love", Italy’s unique charm has captivated audiences since the birth of cinema. Today, as our fast-paced world struggles to balance happiness and progress, the steadfast Italian lifestyle continues to be admired across the globe and many...

Capri's world has always been blue - the color of the water surrounding the Mediterranean island, many of its fishing boats and, most famously, the light in its Blue Grotto. Now, the glamorous tourist destination with magnificent mansions, classy restaurants and world class shopping is hoping to shake off the pandemic blues after a year of on-and-o...

Visiting Naples' historic centre means involving yourself in a history of more than two thousand years. It's one of the first European cities and, even today, it's possible to see, in the alleys of its historic centre, some remains that testify its immense historical stratification. This historic centre is one of the largest in Europe. It collects...

The remains of a magnificent Roman villa, or domus, buried for almost 2,000 years at the foot of Rome's Aventine Hill, will open to visitors for the first time from 7 May. The visits - on the first and third Friday of the month - are enhanced by video projections, lights, sounds and historical narration by the celebrated duo of scientific presenter...

Italian leisure airline Neos will begin flying to the U.S. during the second half of this year. No launch date has been announced.  Neos' first U.S. route will operate twice weekly between Milan and JFK.  The carrier, which is based in Somma Lombardo, about an hour northwest of Milan, recently received DOT approval to operate service to the U.S., i...

When you think of Italy, endless summers, enchanting views, exquisite food, and award-winning wine immediately come to mind. Italy is a country rich in culture and hypnotic landscapes, with idyllic locations off the beaten track awaiting discovery. One of these is the region of Campania, home to some of the most iconic destinations in the world but...

Tourists love Italy. Rich cultural treasures, history in every cobblestone, works of art to rival the heavens, food and wine so good it hurts, landscapes made of dreams — what’s not to love? But like a dysfunctional union, that love can turn toxic. Making regular headlines over the past several years, over-tourism in Italy has furrowed the worried...

The island of Favignana, the largest of the Egadi Archipelago, is called “the butterfly" (with spread wings) because of its peculiar shape, divided into two parts by the hill of Santa Caterina. Known as Aegusa by Greeks, then it changed its name to Favignana for the Favonio wind, which always blows there, making its climate mild and fresh. Nowadays...

Venice and Florence are key players in Italy’s well honed tourism industry. But the past year has proven difficult beyond belief for them, too. While the end of the pandemic is far from being “around the corner,” the mayors of both cities recently stressed it is essential to be ready when the emergency is over and to start the right way. One year o...