DRAW IN SICILY'S STUNNING SOUTHEAST with Artist Teacher JESSICA HOUSTON and LA ROSAWORKS. Oct. 8 - Oct. 16, 2015   In the magical area of Southeastern Sicily, where the sea stretches before you and the Iblean Mountains rise at your back, we will have the opportunity to draw from the richness that Sicily offers:...

by Stefania Cassani   Un giorno ti svegli e dici 'lo faccio, metto due cose nello zaino e parto a piedi'. Non per dimostrare qualcosa, non perché stia diventando una moda; vuoi solo riprenderti il tempo e andare per boschi e sentieri. Scoprire le vie secondarie, spogliarti del tuo io più moderno e allearti al paesaggio.   Il mondo è m...

Turin, Italy's first capital, is home to Fiat, football, fabulous food, fine art and that most famous and enigmatic Christian relic, the Turin Shroud. As I stroll around this elegant and lively city, however, bordered by the Po and snow-covered Alps, part of the jigsaw is missing. It soon finds me. A rather gorgeous male (aren't all Italians in th...

A trip to Varese Ligure, Italy, will bring you face to face with a charming town of pastel-colored houses and a plethora of restaurants serving dishes with organic porcini mushrooms and chestnuts.   Stop at the bustling markets and you will see Italians who have traveled from far and wide to purchase the locally produced organic meats, chees...

Once a year, on the first Saturday of October, guided tours in Italian historic palaces take place in those buildings of great artistic value that are usually closed to the public. The thirteenth edition of "Invito a Palazzo" is programmed from 10 am to 7 pm on October 4th, in buildings scattered all over the country and owned by those banks which...

Negli ultimi 20 anni il turismo nelle città d'arte d'Italia è cresciuto a un ritmo del +3,5% annuo, generando una spesa complessiva di oltre 16 miliardi (di cui 12 degli stranieri).   Sono alcuni dei dati elaborati dal Centro Studi Turistici di Firenze e presentati alla 20/a Borsa del Turismo delle 100 Città d'Arte. Dal 1995 al 2015 il turis...

These are the haunting images of an Italian castle that still stands in pristine condition, despite being left abandoned for more than 20 years. The Castello di Sammezzano in Tuscany, Italy, was built in the early 17th century by Spanish nobles and was even visited by Emperor Charlemagne, before it was turned into a hotel-restaurant. It has b...

Do you want to meet the best Italian artisans inside their labs? Would you like to be the artisan's apprentice for a day, discovering the secrets of made in Italy? Italian Stories gives you the chance to find interesting stories and easily book authentic experiences inside the best artisans' lab. It is also possible to ask for custom...

Administration of the University of Arkansas Rome Center will be relocated to the Graduate School and International Education, effective July 1. The Rome Center was founded in and is currently part of the academic programs of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.   The center's academic course offerings have centered on architectu...

Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment? Welcome to Vernazza.   This Italian cliff town has been proclaimed the "loveliest" of the Cinque Terre, those five seaside towns on the northwestern Italian coast that are famous with hikers, who hop from one to the next on a netwo...