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...

The Spanish Steps, Trinità dei Monti, Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and so on: Rome is an open-air treasure best discovered by walking around with curious eyes and an open heart. The Eternal City has much to offer tourists, who come from all over the world every month of the year to explore its history, art, culture and food. Eating cacio e p...

Travel is a good way to see what makes cities tick. My family recently spent a couple of weeks vacationing in central Italy. The trip showed me a number of urban best practices that could potentially be applicable to Los Angeles. My time in Italy was brief, so this article is not meant to be any kind of conclusive study of Italian urbanism. It’s ju...

A Unesco heritage site since 1991, Val d'Orcia was considered by Renaissance artists to be the place that most perfectly expresses the balance between Man and Nature.  You don’t need a masters in Art History to recognize why. Driving through plowed fields, meadows, woods, towns, gazing at the harmony of colors and landscapes, you’ll be falling for...

IN THIS LAVISHLY illustrated guide, international bestselling author Frances Mayes teams up with New York Times travel writer Ondine Cohane to reveal the inside secrets of a magical country. Featuring all 20 iconic regions, Always Italy (National Geographic; March 31, 2020; $35.00 U.S.; ISBN: 978-1-4262-2091-3; hardcover; 416 pages; 375 photographs...

The Sansevero Chapel, also known as Church of Santa Maria della Pietà or Pietatella, rises between the alleys at the heart of Naples, not far from Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. One of the city’s most fascinating places, it is famous for its wonderful works of art as well as for its many esoteric symbols and Masonic references, which have sparked th...

Among the lush hills and cascading waterfalls of the Lazio region lies Hadrian’s Villa. Only 30 kilometres north-east of Rome, this second-century archaeological site was built on 120 hectares of land by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Set at the base of the Tiburtini Mountains, the complex combines the architecture of ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome. St...