All roads might lead to Rome, but when they reach here, they are likely to be dug up, shut off or under renovation as the city undergoes a monumental facelift ahead of the 2025 Roman Catholic Holy Year. The Vatican expects up to 32 million tourists will descend on the Italian capital for the Jubilee, putting Rome's antiquated infrastructure under e...

For too long Sicily was an island given not much more than a side glance. Now a rising star in Italian tourism, she is making her mark as a top travel destination. Tourism statistics show 4.89 million visitors crossed Sicily’s shores in 2022, a number up significantly from the 1.17 million in 2016. Television’s The White Lotus may have bolstered th...

In 2023, the cultural sector in Italy showed tangible signs of recovery after the post-Covid crisis. Photographing the situation is the 20th Federculture Annual Report “Impresa Cultura,” the volume that takes stock of the Italian cultural system each year through data on consumption, funding, employment, and tourism. For this year, it was found tha...

Venice is set to raise its day-tripper entry fee in 2025, after launching the trial scheme earlier this year, in an effort to reduce crowds arriving in the Italian canal city. The €5 entry ticket, in effect on 29 days including public holidays and weekends from 25 April to 14 July, was introduced to ease pressure on Venice from mass tourism. The ci...

Italy, with its breathtaking landscapes and rich history, also boasts a gigantic natural treasure, very often hidden, we are talking about its waterfalls. We know that when the water of a river or stream undergoes a jump due to a sharp drop it inevitably goes on to create a waterfall, the size and grandeur of which, of course, depends on the flow r...

If you're looking for a last-minute destination this summer then we might have the answer for you. Particularly if you're after sun, sea and stunning scenery. This location is only a two-hour flight from the UK capital so there's no need to travel far. So, where is the place? It's Rimini in Italy which is located on the Adriatic coast and is in the...

Anacapri, barricaded and set on the heights of the island of Capri, is a place where time really seems to have stopped, even in ecstasy in front of its beauty. Far from the tourist frenzy of the nearby and highly sought after Capri, this charming village offers an authentic and wild experience, steeped in tradition and natural beauty. With its cobb...

A few years back, I tasted my first granita. Today, with a spoon in one hand, a brioche in the other, a grin from ear to ear and a heaped-high glass of the stuff placed just beneath my nose, I concur: I am a self-confessed granita addict. I am an utter freak, both fiend and fanatic for this iciest of confections.  If you too have delighted in tasti...

Amalfi’s oldest cloister , that of the Capuchin monastery, has been restored and is now the site of an accommodation facility, theAnantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel. Located just a 10-minute walk from the center of Amalfi, the ancient, 13th-century building retains its distinctive historical features intact, including a striking Baroque church...

A hot start to summer in Europe along with escalating overtourism protests have brought sustainable travel into focus. Italy has been particularly hard hit with excessive heat and overcrowding in popular destinations like Venice and Lake Como. According to UN Tourism, Italy hosted more than 63 million international tourists in 2019, making it one o...