Lazio is certainly one of the most important regions of the Italian peninsula, and not only because of the presence of Rome, the bureaucratic capital of the Italian state and the moral capital of art and culture. Lazio is also a land full of charm and mystery, where the anthropic action has been able to mix well with the boundless beauties of the n...

The author opens his book with a quote from Winston Churchill writing about the Balkans, ‘They produce more history than they can consume,’ underlining the problems facing any writer trying to bottle the essence of Sicily. He cites beauty, conflict, civilisation and chaos as being the four ingredients that define the island. He has split his book i...

When Napoleon declared himself emperor, he was reinvoking a title with strong links to Ancient Rome. However, his family also had very real links to the city which is how there came to be a Museo Napoleonico in Rome. The Napoleon Museum sits just off the Lungotevere, across from the Supreme Court. On the first floor of a noble Palazzo, the museum i...

Italy is one of the best beach destinations, with so many beaches it may be hard to pick one, but have you ever wondered which are the top 10 beaches of Italy? Most beaches in Italy offer calm and serene surroundings, which can be a welcome break for people living in crowded urban areas. More importantly, most of them are extremely clean, offering...

Across Italy, these are the most romantic hotels – the centuries-old palazzos to hide out at in Venice, the cliff-front villas with the best views on the Amalfi Coast and the cave hotels built into the rocks in Matera. SANTA CATERINA AMALFI The best bit of this old-school favourite – run by the fourth generation of the family that founded it – is t...

On the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War Museum, a 300-square-meter space celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Remodeled in 2015, the museum offers an interactive, multimedia and multi-sensory itinerary that invites visitors to relive the drama of the First World War, in the exact location...

Apulia (in Italian Puglia) is one of the favourite destinations for Italians to spend their summer holidays. This results from a report of the agency Marketing 01, one of the 30 Google Premier Partner in the world, that shows a great success of Apulia in web research on Google. The research rate of the keywords "Puglia" and "Sardegna" (in English S...

There are almost 300 lakes in the region of Trentino, from big ones like Lake Garda, Lake Caldonazzo or Lake Molveno, to small alpine lakes nestled in the mountains. There are lakes ideal for water sports, others to admire while cycling along their bike paths. There are lakes where you can bathe, others where it’s enough to simply contemplate while...

It has taken two attempts to return to Rome and just a smidge of patience, but I finally arrived back in the Eternal City on June 26th. Of course, I was flying from within the EU – Ireland – and that certainly made things easier. Yet, at the beginning of May when I began looking for flights there were slim pickings indeed. While both Ryanair and Ae...

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the first archaeological park to obtain an official ‘Covid-free’ certification. “We expect the certification to be a great boost for international tourism; we have developed so many measures to guarantee the safety of visitors and staff that we were the first to receive an official virus-free certification,...