At the start of the Italian film director Edoardo Winspeare's ''Quiet Bliss,'' a world-weary woman moves her family to live in an olive grove. Italy's enduring recession has brought the family to its knees and, forced to close their textile factory, they've come to work the land.   Here — amid the cream of stone, the green of olive, the blue...

Italy is one of the most beautiful, historical, delicious countries in the world. From ancient ruins in Rome to couture boutiques in Milan to cobblestone streets in Florence, everyone will find something in Italy to fall in love with.   But culture shock is a thing, and it definitely happens in Italy. There are lots of things that Americans...

From the North to the South, many are the Italian cities which are famous for their wonderful architecture, rich history and breath-taking views: from Florence and Rome to Venice and Milan, tourists from all over the world come to Italy and regularly fall in love with its majestic architecture and the charm of its cities.   But there's anoth...

by Ingrid K. Williams Palermo is a city marked by past con­querors, each Baroque church and Norman-Romanesque facade a reminder of prosperous eras past. But while many of the Sicilian capital's architectural landmarks could best be described as crumbling, amid the cracks are hints of progress: like a budding contemporary art scene and forward-thin...

By Luigi Letteriello Numero tondo: 50. Con Langhe-Roero e Monferrato sono saliti a 50 i siti italiani che fanno parte della World Heritage List dell'Unesco, il patrimonio artistico e ambientale dell'umanità.   È un altro prestigioso riconoscimento per l'Italia che ha il maggior numero di siti al mondo nell'elenco (più altri cinque della lis...

by Claudia Astarita   Holiday in Tuscany are usually associated to good food and wine, as well as nice monuments and art galleries to visits.   However, what many foreigners, and maybe many Italians don't know, is that there are parts of this beautiful region that have remained inhabited, and wild, until a few decades ago, with only a...

by Annamaria Capparelli   Italy is the superstar among the tourist destinations for the summer 2016. The terrorism emergency and the serious attacks in these last days have profoundly changed the flows that are moving away from the traditionally most popular areas of Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt but also the French coast towards Italy, which is...

Tourism to Italy's so-called "art cities" is expected to rise in 2015, following a trend over the past four years in which tourism to these cities has increased by 11%, according to a study released Friday by tourism labor union Assoturismo Confesercenti. The 11% increase represents a total of 3.9 million more visitors between the years 2010-2014....

On the subject of travel, my father used to say: "You can't go back. Avoid the places you loved when you were young, because they'll have changed, and you'll be disappointed." Occasionally my husband agrees, "That's right, you can't go back."   But does that mean that the cities and countries where we were happiest and most enchanted must fo...

by Everett Potter   Italy may well be the European destination most beloved by American travelers. But stereotypes and misconceptions persist about the country. So here are five myths about Italy that should be laid to rest.   1. When you visit Italy, you should avoid doing the touristy things, like taking a gondola ride in Venic...