No institutional course can ever summon enough time and resources to master the art of false display. There’s a natural instinct that kicks in when a situation begs for us to wear our mask. It’s not the physical ornament that masquerades seem to worship, or that COVID-19 pandemic brought forward, but an inner intuition that resonates to a coping me...

It is the most important lighthouse in Italy, helping ships and even planes to find the right way: the Lantern of Genoa, as it is called by everyone, is the symbol of the most important city of the maritime trade of our country.  77 meters high, several times damaged and as many rebuilt, offers a beautiful view from the first frame accessible to th...

An 11th century castle in Tuscany has opened its doors as a location for tourists to come and shelter away from the pandemic after a dicult year for the region. The Torre Palazonne, in Sovicille near Siena, tempting high walls and watchtower for sheltering away - and it's British owners are now calling for legislation for tourists to travel safely...

There’s really never a bad time to visit Italy. In fact, the country has special highlights year-round, like summer’s beach scene, mild winters and blossoming springs. But autumn is one of the best times to explore this Mediterranean country as you’ll encounter fewer tourists while admiring the foliage change and you can enjoy the local wine and fo...

According to a recent survey conducted by the Italian Government Tourist Board known as ENIT, one third of Italians are already looking forward to and planning for the Christmas holidays. According to market research provider Euromonitor, the future of Italy tourism and travel will be sustainable, responsible, and digital. So, how is tourism really...

NEAR THE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TRACK on Terminillo, a winter resort famously developed by Italian Dictator Mussolini in the 1930s, a mysterious medieval sword stands as a testimony to an ancient local legend. The sword is set in the stone in an area known as “Cinque Confini” (Five Borders), at a spot where traditionally the territories of five towns...

ORIGINALLY PRECEDED BY A WOODEN bridge, the Pons Aemilius was the first of many stone bridges constructed in Rome. It was designed between 179 BC and 151 BC. The bridge connected the central part of the city to the neighborhood of Trastevere, just south of Tiber Island. Initially, only the pylons were made out of bricks. However, in 142 BC the orig...

L'Italia sconosciuta, quella dei piccoli paesi abbarbicati sulla roccia, adagiati lungo le vallate o affacciati su specchi d'acqua. Facciamo un viaggio lontano dalle principali rotte, lontano dalla città, per scoprire il patrimonio meno esplorato del nostro paese, quello del borghi sconosciuti.  Viaggiando alla scoperta del nostro paese è facile in...

ROCCA SFORZESCA IS A STUNNING example of the evolution of castles and fortifications between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Its origins date back to 1261 when a 10 tower structure was built on the remains of a pre-existing tower from the 11th-century. At the end of the 15th-century, the rectangular towers proved to be completely unsuitable fo...

The Cathedral of Trani is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. It is probably the most striking and astonishing romanesque building in Apulia. Developed vertically, with a slender profile, it stands right on the sea. For sailors and for enemies in fact it had to be one of the most visible and recognizable buildings of the Apulian coast. Consecrated in...