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...

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a region in Italy's north-eastern side, on the border with Slovenia. It counts many arts cities, offers some nice beaches for families and has a long tradition of wine production.   Trieste is the main city of this region. When walking around in the centre, you can't miss Piazza Unità d'Italia, the largest European s...

In our Bethesda location, you will enjoy 8 classes of history, geography, art and archeology of Rome and its region. Starting from the Etruscan civilization and the origin of the "eternal city", you will learn about medieval Rome and Lazio, the origin of papacy, Rome and its monuments of the Renaissance, of the 17th and 18th centuries. The course w...

Delta Air Lines has begun its seasonal nonstop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Rome on Wednesday. The Atlanta-based carrier celebrated the latest addition to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's list of global destinations with preflight water arches and Italian fare. Delta is the dominant carrier at MSP, offering its customer...

by Silvia Marchetti   Many people have heard of the Slow Food movement -- the global organization founded in Italy to counter fast food and the "fast life". Its adherents favor gastronomic tradition and the calm, contemplative enjoyment of cuisine and life in general. Now another idea is taking hold in the wake of Slow Food -- the ques...

Anche in questo primo scorcio di 214 l'Italia resta al centro dell'attenzione degli operatori turistici americani. Sulla scia del successo ottenuto nel 2013, Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Usa, si protrae anche nei primi mesi del 2014 l'attività di co-marketing già pianificata dall'Enit in collaborazione con l'ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Coun...

By Miho Favela   U.S. second homebuyers are checking out Europe this summer, with the UK, France and Italy enjoying the lion's share of their interest. According to InsureMyTrip, the three European countries will be the most popular destinations for travel beyond the US's borders between June and August 2015.   But it's not just a vac...

Irresistible Sicily has lured me into her clutches once again. Without fail, it is precisely like every other time that I hop on the ferry to cross the Messina straight. Instinctively, I close my eyes and take a deep breath of sea air.   As I feel the warm Southern Italian breeze blow through my hair, I can't help but feel like I am coming h...

Since 2003, Italian citizens and dual citizens have been able to vote abroad for Italian elections. A political group, Free Flights to Italy, which is not affiliated with any Italian parties, demands that all Italians living abroad, especially in North and Central America, get the same Italian dual citizenship benefits as citizens living outside of...