Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years. "People have always come in the summer for the beaches," says Riccardo Binda, cutting into a succulently tender slice of Florentine steak, grilled over embers. "Now we're g...

The sustainability, promotion and accessibility of the cultural and regional heritage of “secret” Italy are the principles that underpin the new partnership launched between Costa Cruises and Associazione de I Borghi più belli d’Italia, which was presented today at the head offices of the National Tourism Agency in Rome . With the initiative “The T...

Traveling to Sardinia, about 120 miles west of Italy, is like stepping back in time. Ancient ruins lie preserved, and Sardo, the island’s official language, is similar to Vulgar Latin, the mother of Romance languages. Oliver’s Travels—a London-based outfitter with more than 2,000 quirky villas and châteaux around the world—is capturing a piece of t...

Vacanze in famiglia: come evitare la folla e scoprire sia l’Italia storica sia quella moderna? La meta da non perdere è l’Emilia Romagna, con le prelibatezze di Parma (dal Prosciutto al Parmigiano), i mosaici paleocristiani di Ravenna, Bologna con la sua avvincente storia raccontata dal Museo della Città e ancora l’arte con la A maiuscola a Ferrara...

The summer before my husband, Dan, was diagnosed with coeliac disease we hired two Tuscan villas overlooking a pool with three other families. For the next week, the whole gang (eight adults, eight children) ate pizza in nearby Florence, ordered bowls of pasta at the local trattoria and bought bundles of fresh bread to eat poolside with cheese and...

The Etruscan city and capital of the 'green heart of Italy' is often the focus for tourists who visit the central Italian province of Umbria. But from the high valley of the River Tiber to the shores of Lake Trasimeno, northern Umbria has much more to offer. When it comes to northern Umbria, Perugia tends to hog all the news. And for good reason. T...

It’s easy to get lost wandering the maze of charming streets in Genoa, but your biggest challenge will be navigating the mouthwatering cuisine of this splendorous city in Northwest Italy. We all know (and love) pizza, pasta and gelato, and, of course, Italy is, the place to sample those heavenly delights, but the region has much more to offer. Whet...

In occasione di una settimana ricca di eventi dedicati all'italianità, le Marche sono state raccontate per le loro eccellenze e come territorio meno battuto dalle mete turistiche più tradizionali, affermandosi oltreoceano come esempio di una terra che non ha permesso che le cicatrici del recente sisma ne compromettessero la vitalità. Durante l'even...

While Perugia is the capital city of both Umbria and the province of Perugia, it remains a largely underrated destination in Italy. Located in the center of the boot, it isn’t overcrowded with tourists or commercial shops, making it a charming, genuine locale to explore. One of Perugia’s main draws is its rich history. This Umbrian city was one of...

Rome’s Spanish Steps are famous around the globe. As too are Venice’s stepped bridges crossing her countless canals. And the Vatican Museum’s Bramante spiral stairway is one of the most photographed in the world. But Italy is also home to many more historic staircases. From Michelangelo’s Florentine work of art to Rome’s biblical centerpiece to Sic...