San Vito Lo Capo is a real treasure of Sicily, located between Palermo and Trapani. This “postcard” sea and the long golden beach are the main reasons why many spend their holidays here. Yet, San Vito Lo Capo is also much more. San Vito Lo Capo offers postcard views thanks to its sea colored in blue and emerald shades. The establishments are all we...

Nestled among the Lucanian Dolomites of Basilicata is Pietrapertosa, a little-known medieval village rated among Italy’s most beautiful borghi, complete with a Saracen castle and timeless charm. Pietrapertosa made European Best Destinations’ 2022 list of Europe's best hidden gems.  European Best Destinations is a travel organization based in Brusse...

Hidden in the green hills of Umbria, you will find a small medieval village that will fascinate you for its uniqueness: Rasiglia. Walking through its narrow streets interspersed with small wooden bridges, you will be surprised by the abundant presence of water.  Streams flowing between the little stone houses, intertwining streams, pools and small...

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region, in northern Italy, and is known as “La Dotta and la Grassa” (which means “The Educated and the Fat”) for being one of the main cultural hubs in the country and Italy’s foodie city! Bologna hosts the oldest university in the Western world Hidden as well as some of the best Italian food, but it has...

For those who love uncontaminated places, which allow you to spend whole days immersed in nature, the MAB nature reserve of Collemeluccio-Montedimezzo is the ideal destination: established in 1971, it covers 347 hectares and is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. The MAB Program (acronym for Man And the Biosphere) was started by UNESCO in 1971 with the aim...

My town, Sarnano in Le Marche, has 3,400 souls. That number includes those in the historic center and surrounding area, homes climbing the hills, asphalted streets and fewer steps up than the Centro Storico. People say it is the Italy of memory, the best the country was, and is. There are less than a dozen North Americans, two or three returning to...

International students getting set to study at John Cabot University likely know of Rome’s deeply rooted historic and artistic reputation. However, they may not be aware that the Eternal City also boasts a large collection of green spaces, including an array of magnificent gardens and villas that are sure to make the spring season memorable.  These...

When it comes to choosing the destination of summer holidays, usually Basilicata is all too often underestimated: this beautiful Italian region, in fact, offers wonderful beaches, as well as beautiful places and rich in historical and archaeological finds to be discovered, perfect for spending a few days in complete relaxation between the sea breez...

Often overshadowed by popular Italian destinations like Florence, Rome, and Venice, Turin in northern Italy’s Piedmont region remains largely under-visited, which in the eyes of slow travelers is the perfect reason to go. With fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, and mouth-watering regional Italian cuisine, this multi-cultural hidden gem has...

Located in the Venetian Lagoon, the island of Giudecca is separated from mainland Venice by the Giudecca canal. Translated as "Long Thorn", the destination was once a luxurious retreat for Italy's in-the-know travellers, thanks to its bevvy of palaces and pristine gardens. But in the early-20th century, its factories and shipyards grew in might, ma...