Calabria is one of the most overlooked Italian destinations—­underdeveloped and unfairly dogged by a louche reputation. (Easy Jet was forced to apologize after a 2020 ad cheekily promoted it as a land of “Mafia activity.”) The province, spanning the toe of the Italian boot, is home to breathtaking beaches, stunning mountain vistas, ancient hilltop...

Sergio Cossu’s nude awakening came in 1972, when, at the age of 16 and needing a getaway from his family, he ventured to Santa Teresa Gallura, whose stretch of wild, pristine coastline in northern Sardinia was a mecca for hippies from across Europe. “It was my first solo holiday away from the traditional family setting,” he said. “There was this fe...

Ischia has been named best island in the world by readers of the American magazine Travel + Leisure in the 2022 edition of The World's Best Awards, the annual international survey for top tourism destinations. Readers are asked to rate islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness and overall...

Does everyday life start to bore you? Do you find yourself constantly thinking about the moments when you can unplug and start living again? Life doesn’t have to be fun just on vacation. This is why so many people are considering buying a second home. It is, in fact, a great way to carry on with the daily routine, but in a different and perhaps mor...

The most beautiful hotel in the world is in Tuscany, near Montalcino. Among the hills and rows of vines stands the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco, an accommodation that is considered the best in the world. Pushing it to the top of the podium is a prestigious U.S. magazine, a true benchmark in travel and hotellerie, namely Travel & Leisure. Every yea...

Not only exotic countries have beautiful beaches to explore. Especially if you’re closer to Italy than Bali, you should definitely take a closer look to the Mediterranean area first. In the heart of the Mediterranean, you could find beaches you didn’t imagine existed, explore the best beaches in Italy that will take your breath away! Some of these...

Umbria is the heart of Italy, quite literally: it is almost perfectly at the center of the peninsula, nestled as it is between Tuscany, Marche, and Lazio. It is also known as the “garden of Italy,” because of the beauty of its hills and fields, and of the gentle symphony of colors they gift every visitor throughout the year. But Umbria is also the...

Italy has launched a project to help tourists discover the country’s best lesser-known attractions. The “Viaggio Italiano” (Italian journey) initiative hopes to lure visitors away from tourist honeypots like Florence and Venice. Instead of promoting popular sights, the scheme aims to introduce travellers to the country’s small villages and rural de...

In the Apulian hinterland, just a stone's throw from the popular Alberobello and lovely Martina Franca, stands a village where time seems to be suspended. It is one of the so-called white cities of Apulia and selected as one of the Borghi più Belli d'Italia (Most Beautiful Italian Towns). Its name is Locorotondo and in this article we'll discover w...

The mystery over the Riace Bronzes, two magnificent ancient Greek statues, remains almost half a century after the day they were recovered off the coast of the Italian region of Calabria in August of 1972. To this day, archaeologists and other scientists have been unable to identify with certainty who the bronze statues depict, when they were creat...