American pop diva Jennifer Lopez (photo) triggered a flood of invitations after she said in a magazine interview that she dreams of living in Italy. Best known as J-Lo, the 50-year-old singer-actress and fashion designer was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. Lopez, who lives in Los Angeles, told Vanity Fair this month that she pines for a m...

2019 was another record year for passenger numbers at Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, which between them welcomed 49.4 million passengers - up from 48.8 million in 2018 - according to Aeroporti di Roma (AdR). The news was particularly positive for Fiumicino, also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport, which registered 43.5 m...

Art had a cultural currency beyond monetary value during the Renaissance. Representing the tastes, desires and, often, whims of the elite, paintings and sculptures served as manifestations of power. Those who controlled the finest works of art would go down in cultural history. For this reason, Scipione Borghese became one of the most ruthless and...

For some, the prospect of buying a cheap home in Italy is a chance to leave their old life behind and start all over again. But the latest town to offer tumbledown houses priced at just over a dollar wants buyers to bring it with them -- encouraging families or groups of friends to buy multiple properties. Bisaccia, a picturesque destination in Ita...

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...