Every mountain is different, sure. But, the rhythm of most ski resorts is predictable. So, when I heard about a “ski safari” in the Italian Alps, that involved crisscrossing the scenic towns and valleys of places like Cortina, Civetta, Val Gardena and Arabba, then sleeping at a different alpine inn each night (sadly, no tiger tracking), I was intri...

Welcome to Staffarda di Revello, in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont. The Staffarda Abbey (Abbazia Santa Maria di Staffarda, in Italian) was built here in the 12th century, on land Manfred I, Marquis of Saluzzo, donated to the Cistercian monks so they could start reclaiming the surrounding countryside and thus spur the economic development of the ar...

Italy is renowned for its priceless bounty of art and architecture, but with a millenia-spanning cultural legacy, the country’s contributions to the modern and contemporary art scene can sometimes be overlooked. Italy’s creative sectors have long embraced the future (and not to forget as you ogle historic masterpieces— many of the artists who creat...

In Italia il turismo dà lavoro a 4,2 milioni di persone e il nostro è il Paese europeo in cui le attività turistiche generano il maggior numero di posti. È quanto mette in evidenza il report di Eurostat 'Tourism Satellite Accounts in Europe', che nell'edizione 2019 sottolinea come il turismo abbia generato complessivamente 16,5 milioni di posti di...

Italian movie director Federico Fellini was relentless in creating memorable feasts for the eyes in his films. Who could forget the opening sequence of La Dolce Vita—in which a statue of Jesus flies over ancient Roman aqueducts, concrete construction sites, and bikini-clad bodies? Or the scene in 8½ in which an endless stream of quirky characters s...

Rome’s Mausoleum of Augustus is set to reopen to the public this spring following a €6.5 million restoration funded by Italian telecommunications company TIM, according to Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. The monumental tomb of Rome's first emperor is destined to become a major draw for tourists, after decades of abandonment, and is expected...

Get out your passport! There are a wealth of destinations to be discovered in 2020, but according to many travel advisors I spoke with, Italy tops the list! Here is the insider’s guide to Italy for next year. Rachelle Stepner, Luxury Italy Travel Planner, Tzell Travel Group, says, “Italy is tremendously popular because there is always something new...

NICKNAMED THE “LIGHTHOUSE of the Mediterranean” for its steady towering glow, Stromboli is one of seven volcanic islands that make up the Aeolian archipelago off Sicily’s northern coast. Barely a quarter the size of Manhattan, and measuring just 3,031 feet above sea level, it reigns as one of the world’s most active volcanoes, having spewed founta...

Forget about France, Germany or Greece — Italy is now the most popular European destination for Chinese tourists. Numbers are expected to continue growing in 2020, which has been designated the “Italy-China Year of Culture and Tourism”, and next year will also mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. According to Ital...

Ever heard of Cosenza, Italy’s alluring and undiscovered city in Calabria? Perhaps not. And, this is the reason that I’m sharing with you a little information on captivating Cosenza. Where is Cosenza? Mention to someone that you’re in Cosenza and typically, the response is “where?” My reply is always the same: “southern Italy, near the toe of the b...