The Puglia region of Italy is a fertile region fast becoming a favorite destination among foodies and lovers of traditional Italian food. While that may be new, the high heel of Italy’s boot has long been a hot vacation destination for Italians looking for fun in the sun. But it’s the food in Puglia that turns a foodie’s head. Thanks to ideal growi...

Venice’s Jewish ghetto is considered the first in Europe and one of the first in the world, and a new effort is underway to preserve its 16th-century synagogues for the Jews who have remained and tourists who pass through. For nearly two years, restorers have been peeling away paint and discovering the original foundations of three of the ghetto’s...

One of the most attractive towns on the Adriatic Coast is indeed Termoli, in the region of Molise, a sensational place for its long sandy beaches, crystal-clear sea and stupendous historic center. If walking through its bright tiled streets might remind of Puglia, actually Termoli retains a peculiar character in its own, maybe a bit wild, typical o...

Spring arguably affords the best views of Lake Como. Alpine peaks frame the view to the north — their white accents contrasting to stunning effect with the  green slopes in the middle distance — while wisteria, camellias and rhododendrons paint the waterfront villas in a riot of colour. Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, open from April to November, is ho...

Procida la Capital Italiana of Culturenbsp;di questo 2022, an island that is not an island and is also a model icon of relational dynamics, of inclusion practices as well as the care of natural assets. Procida, along with Vivara – to which it is connected by a bridge – is part of the Flegree Islands, and is within walking distance of the city of Na...

Santa Severa is the ideal destination for a weekend on the outskirts of Rome: a strip of sand where you can relax that ends with a magical appearance of a medieval castle, a museum, and an ancient village to visit. Excellent fish cuisine and the opportunity to bird-watch in a protected natural oasis. Santa Severa is a well-known Lazio seaside resor...

Umbria is a central region of Italy that borders Tuscany nevertheless, it’s far less touristy. This is mainly because its infrastructure is less developed, with far fewer trains and highways, but also because of its remote location. However, this makes it even better than Tuscany, as it has just as beautiful landscapes but without lots of tour grou...

San Vito Lo Capo is a real treasure of Sicily, located between Palermo and Trapani. This “postcard” sea and the long golden beach are the main reasons why many spend their holidays here. Yet, San Vito Lo Capo is also much more. San Vito Lo Capo offers postcard views thanks to its sea colored in blue and emerald shades. The establishments are all we...

Nestled among the Lucanian Dolomites of Basilicata is Pietrapertosa, a little-known medieval village rated among Italy’s most beautiful borghi, complete with a Saracen castle and timeless charm. Pietrapertosa made European Best Destinations’ 2022 list of Europe's best hidden gems.  European Best Destinations is a travel organization based in Brusse...

Hidden in the green hills of Umbria, you will find a small medieval village that will fascinate you for its uniqueness: Rasiglia. Walking through its narrow streets interspersed with small wooden bridges, you will be surprised by the abundant presence of water.  Streams flowing between the little stone houses, intertwining streams, pools and small...