With a fascinating historical past stretching again 1000’s of years, a few of the world’s most spectacular mosaics, an interesting pedestrianized heart and tasty, genuine delicacies, Ravenna deserves excess of a day journey. The city Dante Alighieri picked for his exile is house to lengthy sandy seashores, historical pine forests and nature reserve...

The punctual spring arrival of our desire to escape routine has us planning our next getaway.  We’re thinking of spring climates and beautiful days lying next to a swimming pool. Our perfect answer is a mini holiday on a farm in Italy.  Here we've selected 10 holiday farm houses, all with with pools, in some of the places we would most love to be,...

How can FIU inspire its students to broaden their perspectives by experiencing the world outside Miami – say, in Italy? Recent graduate Amelia Raudales '22 and student Michelle Puentes have ideas. The two were recently awarded a weeklong trip to Genoa, Italy, by FIU Global to experience the city’s rich culture and history; meet with local universit...

Carnival Cruise Line – proudly known as America’s cruise line – is teaming up with Costa Cruises – Italy’s favorite cruise line – creating a new concept for Carnival’s North American guests when COSTA® by CARNIVAL® debuts in the spring of 2023 and Costa VeneziaTM joins the Carnival fleet sailing from New York. Costa Venezia will be followed by Cost...

"Sweetie, where are you going on that bike?” If you like oldies made in Italy, you are probably familiar with the refrain from the 1951’s eponymous song, Bellezza in Bicicletta – incidentally, an interesting story, that of this song, but we’ll leave it for another time! Cycling is more than a healthy way to move around, it’s the perfect way to disc...

A few years ago, and quite by chance, I discovered the beauty and magic of Gran Sasso. Because of my interest in history, I decided to plan a trip to Campo Imperatore (“Emperor’s Field”), the great plateau located above Gran Sasso (Big Stone). In Campo Imperatore, there is an old hotel where Mussolini was once held prisoner, before being rescued by...

A trabocco is a kind of shack on a pier that juts out from the beach into the waters of the Adriatic on the coast of Italy’s Abruzzo region. Festooned with poles and nets, it’s a machine for catching fish; an ancient technology said to be developed by the Phoenicians. Along what’s known as the Trabocchi Coast, stretching south from the aptly named...

Capraia, in the province of Livorno, is an island of volcanic origin, still particularly wild and uncontaminated, which owes its name to the historic presence of wild goats on its territory, which is just over 50 kilometers from Piombino, and it is also the furthest from the mainland of the Tuscan Archipelago islands. Much of its territory falls wi...

On the placid waters of Lake Bolsena in central Italy is the mysterious island of Bisentina, which takes its name from the nearby ancient Etruscan-Roman town of Bisenzio. Isola Bisentina is the largest of the two islands found on Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, with a circumference of 43km, located in the Tuscia area, between Rom...

Rome is to launch the city's first Virtual Reality Bus, an immersive 3D experience which brings to life the central archaeological area of the capital. From 23 June it will be possible to travel among the ruins of ancient Rome and discover how they were 2,000 years ago, with the Virtual Reality Bus, a 16-seater vehicle equipped with cutting-edge te...