The main problem for anyone planning a trip to Italy is that it's impossible to see everything you want in one trip! This leads to the biggest travel planning mistake that most people make in Italy: They try to see too many things in too short a time. We hate to be the bearers of bad news but overloading your itinerary is a recipe for stress. &nbs...

The new Managing Director of Trenitalia Ing, Vincenzo Soprano, and Dr. Gianfranco Battisti, Director of International Markets, announced a 2014 summer record for the Trenitalia train transport system in Italy.   Their forecast is supported by the planning that foresees 400 trains per day throughout the summer season supported by an extensive...

In the past couple weeks alone, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin celebrated their wedding weekend in Venice, accompanied by some of their best A-list pals, including Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Anna Wintour, Bono of U2, Bill Murray, and Matt Damon. In a less opulent affair, Instagram photos told the tale of La...

by Claudia Astarita   The three Corno del Renon (Bolzano) ski facilities have opened on December 13th. They have easy slopes, never crowded and with family friendly prices. They offer different activities and options, for the youngest and the eldest within an amazing natural scenario.   Surrounded by an astonishing view on the Dolomit...

Italian student Francesco Re Li Calzi has made his mark on America, a permanent display of school spirt for his adopted hometown.   Re Li Calzi, a senior at Armada High School, is a foreign exchange student from Catania, Italy. "I wanted to come to America just to, first for English, because I didn't talk very well," Re Li Calzi said. "It i...

In a 1953 Harper's Bazaar essay, John Steinbeck drew back the curtain on Positano, most likely changing the course of history for the most picturesque town on the Amalfi Coast. This romanticized 30-mile stretch of Italian coast on the southern edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula still impresses with cliffs towering above pebbled coves and villages hug...

by Marzio Bartoloni   Italians and foreigners are both eyeing vacation homes purchases with interest. After the collapse of the market in recent years and the first signs of recovery in 2014 (up 3%), sales of second homes jumped 7.6% last year.   This year, the trend should continue to be extremely positive. In particular, a snap...

by Laura Dominici   Positive summer figures for Italian tourism. The geo-political situation in North Africa and in the Eastern Mediterranean has significantly increased the flows from abroad. "In the months of June and July," comments Renzo Iorio, the President of Federturismo-Confindustria, "there was an increase of 19% in foreigners compa...

by Vincenzo Chierchia   The state controlled Italian National Tourism Agency (ENIT) will open new offices in emerging markets: from China to the Arab Emirates, according to its new three year plan.   Italy is going all-in on tourism. After years of budget cuts, the new plan will provide for €83 million of investments: €28 million in 2...

by Maria Shollenbarger   If you had to narrow Rome's many fetching attributes down to one single selling point, it would have to be how effortlessly the ancient past and the electric present merge everywhere: in its cuisine, its culture, and its hospitality. Because the city is compact and dense, three days is actually an ideal stay.  ...