Granted, Rome has so much to see that you may disregard any day trips outside of the city for, well, the next time. In reality, there are many great places of interest within easy reach of Italy's capital, and it may be nice to escape the crowds and noise of the big city for a few hours in charming, less frequented, history-rich small towns. Viterb...

It's never a bad time for an Italian holiday, but autumn is when the country really comes into its own. Read on for the top reasons you should book a trip here now. 1. The Colours - Whether it's the autumn sunshine illuminating reddish city buildings, the changing hues of leaves in the countryside, or glistening reflections in one of the country's...

Italy has produced many explorers of international fame, with one of the most famous being Marco Polo (1254 – 1324), the man responsible for epic voyages to China and the Far East. Polo is remembered also for his friendship with Kublai Khan, the subject of the 1797 classic poem that bears his name by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Also the world over kno...

In Italian they call it Il bel far niente, “the beauty of doing nothing.” It was hot and humid in Rome, and the city was lousy with sweaty tourists. I’d finished my business in Italy, and had scheduled some beautiful do-nothing time in Sperlonga, a beach town about 80 miles south of the capital in Italy's Lazio region. Sperlonga is a medieval villa...

“Travelling is more than an action, it’s a feeling,” Mario Soldati said.   It is on this idea that a new form of international tourism, dubbed “Cookooning” by the New York Times, is based. Cookooning is centered on the idea that modern 2.0 travelers want to explore a foreign country through its flavors, history and traditions, during a trip embraci...

I came across Monte Argentario few years ago and was mesmerized.  It amazed me with its beauty and variety -- in some places rugged and others manicured, chic but discreet. Ninety kilometers south of the Pisa airport, Monte Argentario is a promontory anchored to the Tuscan mainland by two narrow sandy isthmuses called Il tombolo di Giannella and la...

Starting from September 12th , 2017, applicants for the visa services will be able to fill the visa request form online and print it through the new platform “E@Application”. The request form, duly signed, must be physically brought to the Visa Office on the day of your appointment - accompanied by the necessary documentation- and it will not be po...

Most tourists come to visit Italy during summer time, but our country has a lot to offer evens after the peak season. September is a favored month by those in-the-know, as some famous bloggers say. Kiersten, who left her career in corporate finance to become a world traveler and run the popular “The Blonde Abroad” blog, is almost sure: in Italy, th...

Rome’s vast artistic heritage and Baroque splendor make it one of the most visited destinations in the world. In the last century the city’s house museums increased in number and scope, including not only noble dwellings but also the homes that celebrated the finest artistic minds, both Italian and foreign, who lived and worked in the Eternal City....

Tourism in Italy boomed in summer 2017, with an increase in visitor numbers expected to continue throughout the colder months. In total, almost 50 million people spent the night at an Italian hotel during June, July, and August this year. The exact number was 48.3 million, according to figures shared by Italian hotel trade association Federalberghi...