Bologna isn't a common feature on most tourists' Italian itineraries and for that reason, it is a city that has long been one of the best-kept secrets of northern Italy. When I was planning a little Italian getaway last month because I won a trip to Florence, I was keen to extend my stay an extra couple of days and see another nearby city because,...

The Italian-flavored cruise line, MSC, arrived at the port of Miami in style, making quite a first impression with a floating escort of four Fiat 500's. The Fiats aren't the only Italian export lending some dolce vita to the MSC Divina, the first of the brand's ships positioned in North America year round, in this case, sailing from Miami to the t...

La "top trenta" dei siti più visitati d'Italia è un viaggio emozionante nelle bellezze della Campania. La classifica è stilata dal ministero dei Beni Culturali che prende come punto di riferimento il numero di visitatori e crea l'elenco.   Al primo posto c'è, ovviamento, il Colosseo. Subito dopo gli scavi tormentati di Pompei e poi, via via,...

Few business journalists make their way into pop culture. Then there's Maria Bartiromo, who was dubbed as the "Money Honey." Joey Ramone of the Ramones was clearly smitten with her, too. He sang her praises in his song, "Maria Bartiromo."   "I've traveled the world, largely on business going from Asia to Europe and Brazil," says the 46-year-...

Italy is only eighth in the rankings of the most competitive countries in tourism according to the World Economic Forum, the organizer of the Davos summit.   In the biennial report that lines up 141 countries based on the "Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index," Italy has improved its placement since 2013 (26th) but it still comes in behi...

Rome's history dates back nearly 3000 years. And, amazingly, some of its oldest heritage is either still in use like the Pantheon, still standing like the Colosseum or still visible like the Circus Maximus. But Rome is an historic iceberg; more of it lies underground than above.   Scratch the surface for Mussolini's World War II bunkers. Dig...

Persiste la diminuzione del 6% dal mercato italiano, colpa di crisi, cambio euro-dollaro e riduzione dei voli. "Dopo anni di crescita eccezionale una battuta d'arresto, anno difficile anche per Francia, Uk e Spagna" Con 702mila251 arrivi fino a tutto ottobre negli Stati Uniti, il mercato italiano recupera lievemente le perdite attestando la diminu...

From the Empire State Building to the Blue Mosque, plenty of people take photographs of iconic architecture when on holiday.And now Google Maps' Panoramio 'heat map' of the world allows people to see the most photographed travel destinations. Three of the five most photographed places on the planet are in the EU, according to the popular service,...

Exploring Contemporary Cultures Through Art – that's what a group of University of Wisconsin-Platteville students did during their recent Winterim. Funded in part by the Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement, the short-term, faculty-led study abroad program partnered with the Istituto Pontificio Sant'Apollinare in Rome, Italy to give stu...

Rome was the most popular Italian city for foreign tourists during the first six months of this year, according to data compiled by leading online hotel reservation company Hotels.com.   The capital was particularly popular with Russian visitors, as well as tourists from Argentina, France, Spain and the US. Venice came in second place on the...