Back before the internet age, Nancy Hampton eagerly anticipated her print subscriptions from International Living, so she’d clearly fostered a dream to live overseas for a long time. In the 1990s, she and her husband Luther, managed to garner some good work gigs in Germany; Nancy as a graphic artist and Luther in IT. They loved immersing themselves...

Up to just fifty years ago, the waters of Lake Tovel – in the Non Valley, in the province of Trento – used to turn red in the summer. People – who’ve come here at almost 2,000 meters of altitude since Antiquity – of course came up with a famous legend to explain the phenomenon. They say the queen of Ragoli, Tresenga, refused the matrimonial pursuit...

In the Archaeological Park of the Ancient Appian Way is the monumental Corneli Sepulcher, better known as Barberini Tomb, after the princely family that last owned the estate where this 2nd-century funerary complex rises. On one side of Via Latina, which runs along a row of Rome’s slender pines, this brick temple stands out, intact, since the times...

Buongiorno a tutti! Nada's Italy Small Group Tours is ready to hire a "Journey Expert" for its new upcoming location in Delray Beach, FL! (we are keeping the Charlotte, NC office, so don't worry, more parties coming soon!!). Do you live & breathe to travel and want to share your excitement with others? Are you in love with anything Italian? Are you...

Rome was the world's 12th most-visited city in 2016, one of four Italian cities in Euromonitor's top 100 city destinations ranking presented on Tuesday at the World Travel Market event in London. Italy's most-visited cities also included Milan in 27th position, followed by Venice in 38th and Florence in 44th, according to the ranking drafted by the...

Venice at the height of its power conjures images of merchant traders, carnival masks and debauchery. But for all its decadence Venetian life was governed by a well-established democracy with strict standards of behavior that held society together. The State empowered citizens to police each other and even encouraged them to denounce unlawful misco...

The heart-stopping curves, pulse-racing gradients and breathtaking elevation: the rewards that make Europe’s finest Alpine passes so compelling are, by their very nature, what also make the world’s best roads so inaccessible. In Italy’s slice of mountainous heaven, for instance, Stelvio, Gavia, Del Rombo, Great Saint Bernard and other famed passes...

With the heady fragrance of fresh truffle wafting from the kitchen, my mouth waters as I await the plate of handmade tagliolini pasta that will soon be coming my way, while sunlight filters onto the patio. It’s easy to think that this is the perfect Italian hill town. But then, there are so many to choose from. I’m in Umbria, the region that lies b...

When it comes to scenery and dramatic picturesque settings, it is difficult to find any place in the world more spectacular than Ravello  Italy. Even the worst photographer in the world becomes Ansel Adams in Ravello because there is a photo op in every direction. Ravello is not a destination for first-time travelers in the sense that it makes a go...

Ferrara: oh, the tragedy of having overlooked this beauty of an Italian city for so many years! But we’re in the good company of a whole lot of other folks, it seems, with their heads in the Italian sand. Thankfully, this egregious error was corrected on a trip my husband and I shared recently.  Strategically located on the expansive Po River delta...