For over 2000 years the area of the Euganean Spas, immersed in the vegetation of the Euganean Hills, near Padua, has hidden the miraculous secret of its thermal treatments. The Euganean Thermal Basin, which includes the five municipalities of Abano Terme, Battaglia Terme, Galzignano Terme, Montegrotto Terme and Teolo, with more than 130 establishme...

A great deal of Italian identity is tied up with Italy’s material culture. Food, wine, art, architecture, clothing, shoes and all of the other things that Italy produces carry its essence and make culture accessible and assumable in physical form. This is especially true for Italian Americans and others who live outside of Italy, including Italians...

Four more regions will turn 'white' next week, the Italian health ministry confirmed on Friday, with the rest of the country expected to follow later this month. Based on the latest health data, the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto will be in the low-risk white zone from Monday June 7th, the health ministry stated. The latest...

Growing up in an Italian household, I heard the phrase “St. Anthony will help you find it!” so many times that the words were ingrained in me pretty much from birth! It didn’t matter what the “it” was, whether it was an object of little monetary value or an item more sentimental, my mother always had utmost trust and belief that if we prayed to the...

The great English playwright, William Shakespeare, set almost half of his works in Italy. Official sources affirm, however, that Shakespeare never visited "il bel paese" and yet his love for beautiful cities such as Venice and Messina... ...although known only through travel stories, has made them the scene of many of his most famous works, just th...

The Verona Opera Festival 2021 has become an ambassador for Italian culture and beauty, thanks to a close collaboration by the Verona Arena Foundation with some of the top museums and exhibition spaces in the country, from the Uffizi to the Vatican Library, in the most significant development for this year's opera season in the iconic Veneto city....

It was a travel conference that first drew my attention to Trento, Italy. Once I googled Trento, I knew I wanted to visit, and the possibilities for a trip through Northern Italy blossomed. Northern Italy leaves an indelible mark whether it be with its mountain ranges, glistening lakes, rolling vineyards, beautiful cities and towns, or its supersta...

It’s back to business on the Venetian lagoon with a new season of bespoke cruises (with an art twist) on Eolo, the 75-year-old traditional bragozzo Venetian fishing barge with standout russet sails. The lagoon around Venice is a vast enclosed bay of the Adriatic Sea (at 550 square kilometers, it is two thirds the size of the New York City). Explori...

In the UK you’d count yourself lucky to find a Shell garage with a Ginster’s-branded microwave and a working Costa machine. The average service station in Italy, on the other hand, is a culinary delight. Espresso is deliciously rich, arancini are made on site and there are little tables to stand around and read the paper. People stop there for the...

An astronomer turned remèr: Venetian Piero Dri ditched stars and planets for oars and oarlocks. Piero chose to carry on an ancient profession that has been essential for the community of Venice for centuries: the remèr, a Venetian word for the artisan who crafts by hand oars (remi in Italian) and oarlocks (forcole) for Venetian boats. There are onl...