In Northern Italy you’ll find the awe-inspiring canals of Venice, the stylish environs of Milan, and the unbeatable Italian Lakes. Central Italy is home to amazing Renaissance art in Florence and the beautiful countryside of Tuscany and Umbria; and it is Southern Italy that has the evocative ruins of Pompeii, the phenomenal views in the Amalfi Coas...

Originating from the 17th century, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, began collecting the art of the ancient world, a collection that is known today as the Borghese Collection housed in the Borghese Gallery. Established in 1903, the museum now accommodates an extensive collection of ancient mosaics, basreliefs and sculptures, as we...

How is Venice changing after a rather difficult year 2019, and what is important to know for visitors now? While outwardly, the city is beautiful as always, there are a few things you need to take into account to prepare your visit in 2020 ff. In this post, we share our favorite resources (books, travel tips, travel websites). While some resources...

Some places were just made to be photographed. The Amalfi Coast is painted in pastel colors, all little villas and lemon groves and winding cobblestone staircases clinging to steep seaside cliffs. It’s the kind of impossible picturesqueness that doesn’t feel entirely real to anyone who didn’t grow up there. When you’re imagining Italy as a “boot,”...

People decide to go vegan or plant-based for various reasons, but mainly for the animals, to help stop climate change or to improve or maintain their health. Vegan travel is becoming more and more popular and it’s easier than ever to eat plant-based foods on your next adventure. With more people identifying as being vegan than ever before it’s no w...

Some days ago, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, officially kicked off the year of Parma as the Italian Capital of Culture. This symbolic title refers to a city designated by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage that — for a period of one year — is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. Conceived...

Situato fra il Pantheon e Piazza Navona il rione di Sant’Eustachio è l’VIII rione della città di Roma, e prende il nome dall’omonima Basilica. La divisione in rioni della capitale risale già al VI secolo a.C. sotto Servio Tullio, ma fu in età imperiale che venne profondamente modificata. Augusto aumentò le regiones da 4 a 14, oltre le antiche mura...

The Trentino region’s cuisine is very much influenced by the neighboring Veneto and South Tyrol regions. In this area, two particular ingredients are untouchable. The first: apples, used for many dry cakes, various desserts, and even savory recipes. The apples of Val di Sole and Val di Non are probably the best in Italy and are the symbol of this a...

Antiche strade religiose, mulattiere, tratturi e vecchie rotte commerciali: una delle avventure più belle da programmare quest'anno è riscoprire l'Italia a piedi, con lentezza, approcciando ad un nuovo modo di viaggiare ecologico e intelligente, per scoprire le meraviglie del nostro paese lontani dalle principali rotte turistiche.  Il miglior modo...

Sampietrini in Rome, those peculiar dark cube-shaped stones that the roads of our capital are paved with… have you noticed them? Sampietrini are known to be  treacherous: the space between one another makes them a high-heeled lady’s worst nightmare. As for the drivers: hit the brakes on a wet sampietrini pavement, and you’ll wish you had ice-skates...