On 7-Nov-2017 Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker told the CAPA Asia Aviation Summit that Meridiana would be rebranded after its subsidiary Air Italy and aim to become "the flag carrier of Italy". He predicted robust growth for Meridiana, after an extended period of contraction. An important first step will be to secure the appointment of a new CEO fo...

Indeed, at the times of the Empire, all roads led to Rome, especially when you think the Romans are behind the creation of the first Italian and European communication arteries in history. Don’t we all know about the Via Aurelia, the Via Salaria or the Via Appia? Aren’t we all more or less familiar with  their names and the people they were christe...

Positano is imposing a permit fee of €1,000 (£880, $1,160) to people taking photos for commercial purposes. Tourists and journalists are exempt from the fee.  The town’s mayor said: “Not everyone can be allowed to link their brand to Positano.”The idyllic fishing village of Positano, perched on the Amalfi coast, has to be one of the most Instagramm...

Within minutes of tickets going on sale, they were gone. That's the way it is when the Rolling Stones comes to town. The band was heading to the historic Italian town of Lucca just as we were. We had no hope of securing tickets but we were there in the lead up. We witnessed the preparation for the concert, a heck of a big deal. The Stones were to p...

Let us introduce the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. Not only does it produce some of our favorite culinary delights (balsamic vinegar, Parma ham and Parmigiano, to name a few) but it’s also the birthplace of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati; and that’s quite a claim to fame. Taking you from the chic streets of Milano, into Parma via a pitstop a...

Una rete di sentieri, percorsi, tratturi, strade asfaltate che attraversa l’Italia come fosse un sistema venoso. E’ l’Atlante dei Cammini che dal 4 novembre è online sul sito del ministero dei Beni culturali (www.camminiditalia.it). Un modo nuovo per incentivare il turismo lento e far conoscere una parte del Belpaese che sta ai margini dei classici...

For many travelers, Italy is seen as romantic, mysterious and a bit chaotic, with torpid heat, gorgeously rich colors and irresistible food. In reality, of course, every region has a distinct culture and identity. But Palermo, the ancient capital of Sicily and jewel of the Mediterranean, lives up to the Italy of popular imagination. It’s joyful and...

Pictured in Rome, Livia Hengel is an Italy insider who shared her secret places with Forbes. Rome-born writer and photographer Livia Hengel describes herself as a person who has “a penchant for la dolce vita and a severe case of wanderlust.” After leaving Italy as a child, this citizen of the world lived in Peru, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turke...

Italian museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenue, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry's most-visited and most-lucrative list.  The ministry on Monday issued a three-year review of its revolutionary decision to bring in non-Italian museum directo...

For many travelers — both those who have had the chance to visit in person and those who dream of it — a trip to Italy is often envisioned in the summer, when they can stroll the piazzas eating gelato or take a dip in Lake Como. But Italy, much like gelato, is something to be enjoyed year-round, and one of the best times to go is November. Sandwich...