STUBBORN AS A DONKEY, VIA del Borgo or Via degli Asini (The Donkey’s Road) has shuffled along since it was built in the 14th century. One of the most fetching features of medieval Brisighella is this arched passageway that was born as a plain, old road. As with many other roads in the Middle Ages, it was used as an outpost for guards. The road was...

Situated in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, on its own peninsula that juts out into the Garda lake for about four kilometers, Sirmione is a privileged destination for many Italians, especially for its precious thermal waters. The first settlements in Sirmione were in Neolithic; from the first century BC, as well as for other areas of the lake...

Moto Guzzi USA announced its adventure tour program will be taking a stateside trip. The Moto Guzz 'Experience' 2021 will get a North American leg and feature multiple tours for riders to participate in.  The program was launched in Europe, but this year will be the first time that the Italian brand will be holding such an adventure in the United S...

Marche is the wonderful region of central Italy that more and more visitors discover, love and come back to love again. Between the Apennines and the Adriatic, ancient villages perched on high ground, wide valleys and enviable natural and cultural treasures. But then, where to start our journey? Follow us in search of the absolutely unmissable stop...

The Cruise Division of the MSC Group, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Italian energy company Snam said Monday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a feasibility study for the design and construction of what would become the world's first ocean-going hydrogen-powered cruise ship. In the next 12 months the three companies...

If you have been an English major in university, mentions of Otranto immediately bring to mind the dark, ghostly atmospheres of Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto. Surprisingly enough, though, this beautiful town in the region of Puglia, known also for being the eastern-most settlement in Italy, does not evoke necessarily eerie thoughts in its visi...

Have you ever heard about the city of Padua? It is located in the Veneto region, in Northern Italy. Veneto is famous for being the region of Venice and also for the production of amazing Italian white wine. Padua is a beautiful city, that is absolutely worth a visit. One of the things that visitors should not miss is the botanical garden. Padua bot...

As true ambassadors of Italy and its many beauties we have set ourselves an impossible task: we have selected (Only) 10 beaches for you, do not miss them! As it happens in other countries bordering the Mediterranean, Italy has a love affair with its sea, which represents a spectacular tourist and environmental resource. As we know it surrounds almo...

From the snow-capped Alps to the pristine lakes to the flat green countryside, Lombardy plays host to incredible ingredients. Here are eight essential foods of Lombardy that reflect the diverse landscapes of the northern Italian region.  1. BresaolaThis PGI beef salami from Valtellina is made with beef (usually from the tip of the hip) that's been...

On this episode of You Me and Sicily we take you to Santo Stefano di Camastra in the Province of Messina. The present day town was founded in 1683 Giuseppe Lanza, Duke of Camastra, who rebuilt the town after a terrible landslide that destroyed the original town . The town is mostly known for its colorful ceramics and the many pina or pine cones and...