Traveling for real may be  difficult right now, but nothing says we can’t travel with our minds or  preparing for our next trip somehow. To do both at once, I thought it may be nice to take an ideal taxi ride — walking may take too long and, with all those Sanpietrini, we may get sore feet if our shoes are not comfortable! — through  Rome’s many qu...

Avoid the crowds this autumn with our pick of the best off-season adventures. Grape-gathering in Gavi, Piedmont Autumn is one of the most magical times to visit the northern wine-producing area of Gavi, when the harvest starts and the leaves of the steeply raked vineyards begin to take on an autumnal tinge. Locanda La Raia is a sprawling, biodynami...

Let’s start talking about Mantova by recommending a visit to Palazzo Te, the villa of leisure and entertainment, made at the request of Federico II Gonzaga in the first half of 1500, by Giulio Romano. The idea is to transform a stable of horses of the Gonzaga family in a villa of fun to use to welcome international guests and organize pompous parti...

Alberobello’s trulli are among the most characteristic buildings in Italy. They are so rare and beautiful that, today, they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Their name comes from the Greek and means “dome.” Their structure is characterized by a circular central room with, when necessary, other circular rooms around it, each with its own...

Twelve villas and two ornamental gardens scattered throughout the Tuscan region constitute a Unesco World Heritage site that testifies to the influence exercised by the Medici family on modern European culture through the patronage of the arts.  Built between the 15th and 17th centuries, they represent an original system of rural buildings designed...

Talking about Matera, the Basilicata’s stone jewel, words of astonishment are never enough. The suggestive Sassi, the ancient houses carved in the rock, the symbol of the city, are increasingly arousing admiration the visitors, not only the first time. Matera is not just Sassi: that’s why we have managed some “taylor-made” itineraries to live it be...

North of Sicily and south of Amalfi is Calabria. In the toe of the boot that is Italy, it is surrounded almost entirely by sparkling seas, and filled with dramatic cities teetering atop cliffs, ruined Byzantine cathedrals next to Norman castles, lush valleys, ancient forests and rugged mountains. Greeks, Romans, Saracens and Bourbons have all laid...

In normal times, the idea that you’d get a clear view of the Grand Canal from the Rialto Bridge or that you wouldn’t have to wait in line for hours to visit the Doge’s Palace is a fanciful delusion. But these aren’t normal times and in 2020 we have the rarest of sights: Venice without the crowds. It’s mid-August and my wife and I are wandering the...

How limiting to be visiting a place based on just one world-famous site in order to take a quick snapshot to post on social media and then leave. This is often the case for Pisa, known the world over for its Leaning Tower, and many do pass by this Tuscan town just to see-photograph that.  However, with its rich past as a powerful Maritime Republic...

Elettrico, fortemente innovativo, attento al territorio e dallo spiccato contenuto social: sono le quattro caratteristiche principali di #EViaggioItaliano, un tour tra le eccellenze regionali ideato per il rilancio del turismo nazionale che mette insieme natura, cultura, enogastronomia ed alta tecnologia e vedrà la sua prima tappa in Campania dal 4...