From Venice’s labyrinth of scenic canals to Tuscany’s rolling olive groves, the cosmopolitan capital of Rome and the sun-drenched beaches along the craggy cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, it’s no surprise that Italy is a perennial favorite among travelers of all ages. But there’s far more to this storied destination than its classic draws—be it Turin’s...

Good news for U.S. travelers yearning to visit southern Italy: on Thursday, United Airlines announced a brand new flight from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Palermo, Sicily. It'll be the only daily nonstop flight from the U.S. to the capital city of the Italian island. The new route, which will launch on May 20, 2020, is espec...

The Italian Studies program at Chapman University is greatly pleased to announce the recent establishment of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Endowment for Travel Courses in Italian Studies. The students’ ability to fully commit to their passions for learning Italian language and culture through travel courses is an essential step in their educ...

Fresh from victory at the 90th Academy Awards for best adapted screenplay, director Luca Guadagnino’s beautiful film Call Me By Your Name is set in the northern Italian town of Crema and surrounding countryside. “Crema has a sense of timelessness that I like, but I also think that it is quintessentially Italian without being an idea of Italy,” said...

When visiting Italy, most travelers make a beeline for famous cities like Rome, Venice, Florence, and Milan—but some of the country’s dreamiest holiday destinations are tiny, little-known towns and villages off the beaten tourist track. From sleepy Sicilian seaside escapes to postcard-perfect Tuscan hamlets, we’ve rounded up the 15 most beautiful s...

Dolce and Gabbana's villa on the island of Stromboli is on sale. The villa has been the designers' summer retreat since the 1990s, the home where they have entertained international stars and organized big parties. The property owned by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is located on one of the most beautiful and wildest of the seven Aeolian islan...

Syracuse and the necropolis of Pantalica are two different Sicilian sites that contain archeological remains that date back to Greek and Roman times. In Pantalica, the necropolis holds more than 5,000 tombs carved into the rock close to the stone quarries. Most of these tombs date between the 7th to 13th centuries BC. There are also several ruins f...

The ancient and far-reaching history of Europe is often veiled in mists of mystery. Enigmatic peoples , diverse cultures , and strange legends are all left in the past, with not a lot left behind them to assemble a proper tale. And one of these enigmatic cultures belongs to the ancient Etruscans. Once opulent and sprawling, the Etruscan civilizatio...

If you travel on the slow ferry from Naples to Capri, it may take up to 90 minutes to cross the Gulf of Naples and reach the island that is divided into two towns. To the west, Anacapri spreads across a plateau covering about two-thirds of the island and overlooking the town of Capri. When you land, – at Marina Grande, – the funicular will take you...

A few weeks ago, I took a solo vacation to Italy. Part of the trip was a weeklong art retreat sponsored by an Alexandria business, Artistic Artifacts, run by owner, Judy Gula. She led our group in creating mixed media art journals during our stay in a medieval town called Ischia di Castro, and our daily excursions, which included visiting religious...