In Italy there are many seaside resorts highly appreciated by both Italian and foreign tourists such as Vico Equense in the Sorrento peninsula. This town, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, is of ancient origin. In fact, it was the territory of the Etruscans, the Greeks and finally the Romans. The Roman nobility used to spend their summer holidays in...

Italian history reflects in the many beautiful monuments and buildings of historical interest that dot the country. These include the castles and fortresses, which still bear witness to a time when defense against external attacks and strategy were of crucial importance. Although Romagna is a predominantly flat region, its hills are home to magnifi...

Have you ever found yourself in front of your office window staring at the birds and trees beyond the glass and fantasizing about how nice it would be to work out there? Maybe you are envying those freelance writers who can work behind a screen on a wonderful beach of the finest sand, or in a desolate chalet with the scent of pine among the highest...

Roads chiselled into cliffs, villages spilling down the rockface, some of Europe’s most lusted-over hotels and the Tyrrhenian Sea twinkling away, safe in the knowledge that nothing created by humans can ever outshine it. No wonder everyone loves the Amalfi Coast. This year, that love will be even fiercer as attentions turn to the Bay of Naples, whe...

Winter is gone. Get rid of coats, scarves and gloves: the outdoor season has begun! With its mild, pleasantly sunny days, Italian spring is the perfect time to visit hidden jewels or usually very crowded summer places. Here are 10 destinations you absolutely must visit in May. It's time to hit the road! 10. Sea holidays in Ponza with no summer crow...

What comes to mind when you think of the top Rome attractions? Ancient empires and Renaissance art? Sticky sweet gelato and carbs galore? Cobblestone streets packed to the brim with tourists? Rome definitely has all of these things. But it also has so much more. Though Rome is probably one of the most famous and touristy cities on the planet, it ha...

THE THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY OF CONZA della Campania, a town in the southern Apennines of Italy, was interrupted by the earthquake of November 23, 1980. A magnitude 6.9 tremblor, it killed 2,914 people, including 184 in Conza alone. If one travels to “Conza della Campania” today, they will be in a different place, a new town of modern villas, with lar...

With its checkered history dating back more than 2,700 years, Palermo is a melting pot of history, architecture and food. For many, this is a jumping-off point en route to Cefalù, Ragusa or Taormina, but fascinating Palermo has plenty more to offer. Strategically located where East meets West, Sicily has been invaded by everyone from the Phoenician...

In the deep south of Italy, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and 500 miles of Adriatic and Ionian coastline, is the enclave of Puglia that sits on the sun-baked heel of the Boot. I first visited years ago and fell in love with its sleepy whitewashed villages, colorful folk traditions, its unique trulli set amongst olive trees, endless plates of m...

In an hidden place on the slopes of the Western Carnic Pre-Alps, a few kilometres away from Pordenone in Friuli Venezia Giulia, it is located the small village of Polcenigo. A hidden gem that shines of its own light. Considered Friuli's green jewel box, the enchanting village is surrounded by lush nature and surrounded by lots of water. Besides, th...