Judy Starkman, who worked as a London-based feature documentary filmmaker for networks, such as ABC, CBS, CNN, and SKY-TV, alongside several incursions in still photography and the shooting of commercials, has been constantly training her storytelling skills, from a visual and informative perspective.  She is married to Bill Lagattuta, a former awa...

In survey after survey, marketing firms, tour operators and consortia name Italy as the most or second-most popular destination of choice for Europe-bound American travelers. The country’s multifaceted appeal is certainly a draw. History buffs, art lovers, architecture aficionados, fashionistas and — perhaps most notably — foodies will find plenty...

Take a trip to Italy to discover the fascinating community of Cinque Terre. The town unites five distinct Italian villages that are full of character. Cinque Terre made up of five separate villages. You can arrive at this town from the nearest airport in 90 minutes. Monterosso offers the most hotel choices of all five villages. Vernazza is best for...

Bologna, the capital of Italy's northern Emilia Romagna region, has three curious nicknames: the red, the fat, and the learned. Contributor Dina Caruso explores the story behind each one. Bologna, the capital city of Italy's northern Emilia Romagna, often doesn't make it onto tourist itineraries, but after a year studying here, I can't imagine livi...

With the Giro d'Italia well underway, perhaps you've been inspired to explore Italy on two wheels. The country has plenty to offer cyclists, with long stretches of coastline, mountain ranges to explore, and hilly countryside from north to south. And taking to your bicycle is a great way to see parts of Italy you may not otherwise have thought to ex...

There’s a reason Rome and Venice are on just about every traveler to Italy’s bucket list. These cities are special and we love both of them for different reasons. If you’ve never been to Italy before, one or both should definitely have a place on your itinerary. But if you’ve been there and done that, Italy has a lot more to offer than La Città Ete...

Often referred to as the green heart of Italy, Umbria is a treasure trove of exploration. You couldn’t possibly ignore Umbria’s fertile landscape, olive groves or seducing vineyards. But it’s also easy to get swept up by the tourist traps. Once you’re taken in, it’s harder to discover the authentic finds in the region. We’ve been there before, so t...

Puglia, the region taking the travel industry by storm – and rightly so. If you’re not sure what to expect from this beguiling region, let us lend a helping hand. At the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is a visionary delight. ‘Baroque’ architecture in abundance, rural villages that stand still and pretty beaches. Puglia’s boom in popularity also has a...

I remember the first time I went to Italy at an age when I was aware enough to take in what I saw.  At an age when I was able to compare and contrast, New York, my home, and Southern Italy, my ancestral home.  My parents took me to their villages, of course.  To where they had been born and raised, even married, before they left one winter in 1967,...

Foreign tourism in Italy is heading toward a new record this year, with annual spending by foreigners approaching €40 billion, a report from the Bank of Italy shows. The study will be presented today in Venice during the annual conference organised with the Ciset research center of the Cà Foscari University. Between 2013 and 2015, the total moved f...