When restoration work began on Piazza Jacopo della Quercia near Siena Cathedral in the late 1980s, the number of Roman archaeological discoveries was so startling, people doubted the work would ever get finished. What if they covered the whole place with tarmac and left terracotta containers, first century jewelry or similarly precious objects fore...

Though a bit of time has passed since I last visited a gastronomia, the sweet nostalgia of balmy Italian summers spent popping in and out of these vibrant stores remains embedded in my memory. On one sweltering summer’s day in the verdant north Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, my family and I found ourselves sprawled across the sofa of our shaded...

Golferenzo is a pretty medieval village in the province of Pavia in Lombardy with just over 200 inhabitants. Located in the picturesque setting of the Oltrepò Pavese hills, the village is perched on a small promontory 464 m above sea level overlooking the extensive and lush vineyards of the Versa Valley. Fine wines of international renown are produ...

With the end of the pandemic, the Belpaese seems to have regained its leading role in the food and wine industry both in Europe and overseas. From the Langhe to Sicily, Italy has awakened by reintroducing wines of excellence that represent the true pride of our country, with renowned labels to be enjoyed in private and luxurious settings that tell...

From an esoteric point of view, Turin is one of the most significant cities in the world. Today when we think of the Piedmontese city, we mainly think of the splendour of the Savoy era, Fiat and the Mole Antonelliana. However, not everyone knows that Turin is an esoteric place of great importance, recognised the world over. In fact, it is one of th...

Did you know that Basilicata is the second least visited region in Italy? Not only this, but my adventure to Basilicata even avoided the most popular tourist spots in one of the least visited regions of Italy. The idea of the Viaggio Italiano trip is to discover nine remote villages — known as the Borghi Italiani — across the region of Basilicata a...

But for centuries, artists, writers, poets and intellectuals have been visiting the medieval town for its sheer beauty and rich history. Poet Giosue Carducci, the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, described it as the “town with a hundred horizons.” It has also been called the “Pearl of the Province of Treviso.” Located on a hillto...

Hunting for experiences to feel good: this is the trend of travelers in Italy. In the aftermath of the pandemic, the wellness sphere has become more relevant in travel. A trend that emerges clearly among tourists in the Belpaese (winter 2021-2022). "46% of travelers combine sports with other nature-based activities on vacation. And 22 percent pract...

When you look at Venice, the first feeling you get is that an artist built it to embody Beauty. That is why it is not easy to say which are the most beautiful places to visit and the best things to see in Venice. This city is all magic floating on water. Stroll through the ‘calli’, savour the silence of the water creeping under the bridges, imagine...

In the heart of Italy, Abruzzo is a well-guarded and often sadly-forgotten treasure. Here, with virtually no flatland in between, the most majestic peaks of the Apennines slope down to the Adriatic Sea in an intoxicating variety of vistas that alternate between peaks and beaches, national parks and medieval villages. The Gran Sasso and the beaches...