Discover Sardegna Innovation Lifestyle is the project carried out by Innois, a platform for innovation of the Fondazione di Sardegna and American Chamber of Commerce in Italy AmCham, with the involvement of Smeralda Consulting as technical partner, in collaboration with We The Italians and The National Italian American Foundation NIAF.  It was crea...

Named after the mythical god of the wind, the seven Aeolian islands off Sicily are a remote destination full of wild, rugged adventure. The lack of mass flights means the islands are blissfully peaceful, a time capsule of slow-paced Italian summer holidays that belong in an Elena Ferrante novel. To write an Aeolian Islands guide is not a matter o...

We can learn a lot from history. These days’ incredible heat clearly demonstrates that climate change is an undeniable reality: it isn’t going to happen, it’s happening already. We no longer need Greta, we have the Marmolada glacier and its deadly, unexpected collapse. We don’t need Cop26’s deadlines, we have Miami, forced to rise the streets’ leve...

THIS MUSEUM TELLS THE HISTORY and treasures of the Knights of the Constantinian Order of San Giorgio, owners of the church most loved by the citizens of Parma. Among the exhibits, is an exceptional relic of the French Revolution. The Constantinian Order of St. George, whose first official testimony dates back to 1551, boasts an ancient genesis: the...

“Go to one of the inland cities today,” advises the burly fruit seller as he hands me a barattiere, a mixture of melon and cucumber that’s indigenous to Puglia, the region that forms the stiletto heel of Italy’s boot. “The sand will be blowing today on both the coasts, and you won’t be able to see the lovely colors of the sea.” The wind and the sea...

When you think of the Italian Lakes, glorious Lake Como may come to mind first. Or maybe the majestic Lake Maggiore or Lake Garda. They represent sheer Italian elegance and conjure images of the Clooney clan drifting around in idyllic surroundings. Yet lying to the west of these blockbuster lakes is Lake Orta in the Piedmont region – a smaller lake...

Almost a century ago, The Story of San Michele by Swedish doctor Axel Munthe was a runaway bestseller. Translated into 50 languages, it has sold millions of copies all over the world and continues to be republished regularly up to the present day. The San Michele of the title was the house that Munthe built for himself in the village of Anacapri on...

In summer 2022, Italians like zero-mileage vacations: they tend to return to places they have already visited. In fact - according to data collected by the Enit Studies Office - only four out of 10 respondents say they intend to visit a new place. Those who leave tend to choose nearby locations, within their own region (3 out of 10) or in neighbori...

Venezia è unica, there isn’t a place in the world like Venice. But some corners of Italy are blessed with similar allure, if not with the same grandeur and majesty: Comacchio is one of such corners. This town of about 23,000 is located on the Po Delta, just over a mile from the coast. In fact, if location is important to you, Comacchio is a good pl...

If you're looking for an Italian region that offers a quieter and more off-the-beaten-path experience, then Abruzzo Italy is the place to go. This picturesque corner of Italy is located in the Apennine Mountains and boasts miles of rolling countryside, a dramatic cliff-lined coastline, and ancient villages steeped in history. It's also home to live...