Between sampling local Italian cuisine and getting lost in centuries old architectural marvels, there’s something for everyone in Bologna, even if you’re only staying for a short while. Here’s your ultimate guide and itinerary for spending the perfect one day in Bologna. Introducing Bologna A city that could be easily considered off-the-beaten path...

Monopoli is a charming coastal town with whitewashed houses in the Puglia region of Italy. It often goes unnoticed by tourists, because it is tucked between the larger cities of Bari and Brindisi. Which is probably how Monopoli managed to keep its genuine, lived-in ambience, unlike its more popular neighboring towns. This is a place where you still...

Land and sea, gastronomic treasures and fantastic wines, historical and cultural heritage, Romanesque and Renaissance cities, ancient borgo castles and charming coastal towns, verdant meadows combined with undulating hills, streams of the Po river beneath Monte Cimone’s peak. Emilia-Romagna has it all. As the name suggests, the state divides itself...

We cycle back to the hotel in a neat line, spokes whirring, weaving through a patchwork of silver-green olive groves. In flat fields uninterrupted by high-rises or clunky machinery, the odd worker toils by hand in the evening sun, maintaining the grids of knarled, ancient trees, some with trunks as thick as oil drums.

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Big Benches were born in 2010. The architect Chris Bangle built his first creation at Clavesana, the place where he lived for some time, near Cuneo. To him, that was a new point of view from where to contemplate natural surroundings, taking anything for granted. The project was intented as a non-profit one and public financing is not allowed. The f...

As the US dollar continues to surge and easing pandemic border restrictions boost travel confidence, US tourists continue to flock to Rome. This is helping the city enjoy a late-season tourist boom.One dollar currently buys just over one euro, about 17 per cent more than it did a year ago. This is the strongest dollar to euro exchange rate for over...

In Rome, the 18th century Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous sites that travelers choose to visit. Millions of visitors flock to the Italian landmark every year to take photos and join in the tradition by tossing in a coin. The legend comes from the Oscar-winning 1950s film "Three Coins in the Fountain": when one throws a coin into the founta...

In Italy there are many lakes and rivers but you should know that in the past there were also large ones such as Lake Fucino. This is located in Abruzzo on theCentral Apennines and is today a fertile valley. Here you can find out in depth what this lake is and what it was like. You will also know its history and you will know why it is important. T...

Any trip to Italy promises its share of memorable meals. But to go straight to the source, travelers should head to Emilia-Romagna, a region that has become synonymous with food. Boasting the country's highest number — an incredible 44 total — of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) products, including P...

From Monte di Procida, near the city of Pozzuoli to Punta Campanella, just a stone's throw from Sorrento. In this unique space beyond Naples, you will find the Phlegrean towns of Pozzuoli and Bacoli, the ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabia, as well as the magical islands of the gulf: Ischia and Procida to the north and Capri to the south. If...