The Sorrentine Peninsula juts into the Tyrrhenian Sea like a knobbly, pointing finger, its rugged shores sprinkled with some of Europe's most spectacular beaches, its bucolic interior moulded by the limestone Monti Lattari. Of course, the Amalfi Coast on its southern shore is well known, but the rest of the peninsula is just as beautiful, less infu...

È in partenza la delegazione pugliese che parteciperà al Travel Show del New York Times, che, giunto alla 15ma edizione, è il più importante momento pubblico di comunicazione delle destinazioni turistiche del Nord America. Alla manifestazione, che si terrà a New York dal 24 al 26 gennaio, con Pugliapromozione ci saranno dieci operatori pugliesi, il...

The fisherman’s island of Burano sits in the Venetian lagoon and, like most of Venice, is run through by a system of canals. While Venice can take on a melancholy feel, Burano’s cheery and brightly painted houses stand out. Burano is made up of a group of four small islands linked together by a series of bridges and held together even more solidly...

The village of Preci lies at the northern end of the Monte Sibillini Park in Umbria. Perched among rolling hills, sweeping pastures and scatterings of small farms, it seems the unlikeliest place in the world to have spawned a school of celebrated surgeons whose skills were virtually unrivalled in Europe for almost five centuries. Preci is one of It...

Close your eyes for a moment and think about ethnic food, and name as many dishes as you can for each country. I'll take a guess that Italian is the longest list. Think about the number of ethnic restaurants you can go to, and I would bet you have a pretty solid selection of Italian food. Now think about a fine wine, and I would bet something Itali...

Long before the modern lie detector and its harmlessly jittering graphs and wires were invented, the superstitious and untruthful faced a much more severe fate between the jaws of the Bocca della Verità, or Mouth of Fate, an ancient carving which is said to bite the hands off of liars. While no one is exactly sure when or why the frieze was created...

The coast of Favignana looks as though it’s been sculpted by Antony Gormley. It’s cubic and blocky, hard-edged and hacked about. I wonder if I’m staring at the foundations of a Roman city over my evening spritz. But no, these are the scars of volcanic tufa stone mining. The redundant quarries have collapsed into the sea, leaving a chomped-up shore....

Travel can be a paradox - we want to experience somewhere new, but we want to experience it as though it isn’t new at all. We spend countless hours curating the contents of our suitcase in hopes that our outfit choices blend seamlessly with the local style. We get lost in the weeds of travel forums searching for authentic eateries. And we pray we c...

On the small, sandy and mountainous island of Sardinia, researchers have found there are nearly 10 times more centenarians per capita than in the United States. They labeled it the first blue zone, an area or region of the world where people live significantly longer-than-average lives. There are now a number of blue zones around the globe, but wit...

The average hot tub costs around $2500. Throw in maintenance costs, a new swimsuit and a privacy fence to keep your neighbor from seeing your beer belly, and you’re looking at closer to $4000. If the residents of Saturnia heard that, they would probably fall on the floor laughing. They don’t pay a dime for their hot tub, and it’s state of the art....