Exploring under the Tuscan sun has always been a dream of mine. During our visit, Florence effortlessly weaved itself onto my list of the best places in the world. I was sure I was going to be disappointed since we left Positano (one of the most beautiful places) for Florence. But I just fell in love all over again! We arrived in Florence after tak...

Italy is known to be one of the most prosperous cultural and historical holiday destinations in the world, and its significant sites are known to everyone. However, what about the things left unseen and overlooked by the general public? If you wish to know what they are, look through our list of the top 10 hidden gems in Italy!  1. Castelmezzano, B...

It’s a summer Saturday on the Amalfi Coast, and it feels like everyone has come to Positano. Only one street leads up from the harbour through the village, and it’s packed — a long snake of people winding their way up, the swell of the crowd moving as one. Initially, it’s hardly appealing, to be honest — the reality of overtourism dampening the bea...

You can search the entire Mediterranean coastline for the best rustic village, surrounded by vineyards and steeped in tradition, and not find a more rewarding escape than tiny Vernazza, my favorite of the five villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre is a stretch of Italy’s Riviera tucked into the mountainous shoreline between G...

While anxiously waiting to finally resume in-person travel, our virtual journeys embrace the whole of Italy. Our aim is to deeply focus on lesser known, smaller, often ignored territories. This new appointment takes us to Cilento, in the Campania region, precisely to three coastal towns of jaw-dropping beauty. Campania is one of Italy’s most visite...

What to see and visit in Arquà Petrarca? The medieval village, one of Italy's Most Beautiful Villages, unfolds placidly at the foot of Mount Piccolo and Mount Ventolone. Without a doubt, it is a must-see for all travelers to the Euganean Hills spa area. Like a jewel in the crown of this undulating area covered with woods and vineyards, Arquà Petrar...

An underwater village reemerges from the depths of the sea: It’s a more common story than you may think. In May of 2021, in a story fit for Hollywood, the remains of a submerged Italian village were revealed for the first time in over seven decades. The village was found at the bottom of Lake Resia, a 2.5-square-mile artificial lake nestled near th...

The Medicis, the Borghese, the Barberini—these are but a few of the famous Italian collecting families with sagas and intrigues so impressive we still repeat their names today (their lives could fill seasons of streaming series). Indeed, the fruitful and at times fraught relationships between patrons and painters have flourished in Italy perhaps mo...

The first time I visited the Domus Aurea in 2002, I knew I was lucky to see such an extraordinary site from Ancient Rome. I couldn't believe we could go underground and visit this incredibly intact 2000-year old ruin, and see such vivid paintings and well-excavated rooms. I was awed by the details I could see in the ancient artwork, and the octagon...

I was born in this area and carry it in my heart. Here I grew up seeing the sunsets and sunrises over our hills. I’ve visited the Palladian villas and tasted dishes and wines that have been handed down for generations. In short, Vicenza is my home and I am proud of it. Today, I am taking you with me on a journey of history, culture and, food and wi...