The Italian Lake District is the perfect escape for those looking for a holiday in Italy full of relaxation, beauty and culture, amid a stunning natural backdrop. From the picturesque scenery to the delicious Italian food and charming town squares. With nearly 25 years’ experience, Travel Department has become a specialist for Italian Lake District...

In Vidracco in the Piemonte region, not far from Turin, there is one of the biggest underground cathedrals in the world: the Temples of Humanity. The spectacular hypogean construction is linked to the Federation of Damanhur, a community that philosophically believes mankind to be the bearer of a divine spark and that believes in the sacrality of th...

Spello is located in the province of Perugia. It is one of the prettiest Umbrian towns, full of that characteristic charm of the Italian hinterland. It is no coincidence that it is awarded the Bandiera Arancione (orange flag) and is part of the Most beautiful villages in Italy. The History The origin of Spello is very ancient. It was founded alread...

It may be the off season, but the influx of foreign tourists to Italy remains high this autumn, providing a much-needed boost to the country’s tourism sector. But with each European country setting its own guidelines and the rules shifting every few weeks, many would-be visitors have found themselves mired in confusion over exactly what’s required...

Today, I’ve decided to show you the best coastal towns in Italy. There’s a reason why Italy attracts so many people every year. It’s not all about going to affordable beach towns in Italy. Rather, it is all about the people’s kindness and honesty. And about the local, affordable dishes in the best beach towns near Rome Italy, Naples, or Rimini. Bec...

Rita Graziano, an Italian-American California Bay Area native who has lived in Umbria, Italy for a little over a year now, told The Local how, of the many striking differences she’s found compared to life in the USA, it’s the little things – and the positive things – that stand out to her the most. While it’s easy enough to complain about Italy’s f...

November in Italy begins with the religious festivities dedicated to Saints and the Dead; the days get shorter, the temperatures colder and the fog often covers valleys, forests and cities. A somewhat spooky atmosphere ensues, enhanced by rainy or gloomy autumn days, an ideal atmosphere to go exploring mysterious, ghostly places, at times abandoned...

If you cannot think more than pizza and pasta as Italian food, you should visit the Tuscany capital, Florence. Although all of Italy are masters of diversified cuisine, Tuscany and her epicentre, Florence, perhaps stands alone in utilizing some unique animal parts and veggies to prepare delicious meals. Fondly labelled as the poor kitchen, Florenti...

Venzone is not only one of the most beautiful villages in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, but also in Italy. In fact, a few years ago, it was elected as the most beautiful village in Italy for the 2017 edition of Il Borgo dei Borghi. Venzone is a small medieval village of 2000 inhabitants. It is located in the province of Udine, not far from the banks of th...

Rome's Arch of Janus, or Arco di Giano, reopens to the public this month for the first time in 28 years. The reopening is thanks to collaboration between the city's special superintendence and the Fondazione Alda Fendi - Esperimenti which is based in the building overlooking the ancient monument. The semi-forgotten arch in the Forum Boarium has bee...