As I sipped strong Italian coffee, the sun played with the clouds against the Neapolitan sky. Breakfast was served on the terrace of our hotel, hemmed in by lemon trees, laden with fruit, which made the experience enjoyable. Now and then a stray sunbeam would light up the huge mosaic dome of the basilica. The sun was in its elements. We had planned...

Why travel to Italy in the fall? The better question is: "Why not?" While the country's peak summer tourism season is over, insiders know that September through the fall is in fact the best time to travel to Italy. "Italy is gorgeous in September," says Fulvio De Bonis, the founder of Imago Artis Travel, a Rome-based company that sells luxury Italy...

The "entire" Italy spirits and liqueurs sector is at risk from US tariffs, wine and spirits federation Federvini said Wednesday. "The US tariffs put at risk the entire sector of the production of spirits, liqueurs and cordials," it said. "Trump's axe may hit a hundred or so companies and several thousands jobs," it said. "The tariffs will spell a n...

“It takes time to know a place and have the chance to capture the spirit of it as well as provide practical information on what to see and do, how to get around, and tips for organizing an Amalfi Coast vacation,” says Laura Thayer, the author of “Moon Amalfi Coast – With Capri, Naples and Pompeii,” a newly released guidebook by Moon Travel Guides (...

While exploring the villages of the Amalfi Coast, voyagers are certain to notice that the lemons there are larger than they are used to. They are sure to come across the Sfusato lemon (about two to three times the size of a supermarket lemon) and will be further shocked when they are confronted with the giant-sized, Cedro Citron variety of lemons....

The Amalfi Coast is what Italian summer dreams are made of. It is a region so dreamlike that many have tried to capture its beguiling beauty in literature, film and on millions of Instagram accounts around the world. However, to truly appreciate the essence of the Amalfi Coast, it must be experienced, and slowly savoured like those final moments of...

Tourism in Italy is a growing industry. The country was a holiday destination for 420 million visitors in 2017, smashing records by 4.4 per cent compared to the previous year. According to Istat figures, this is 5.3 per cent above the European average.  Rome remains the most popular destination, attracting almost 27 million of these visitors, or 6....

Less known than Amalfi and other towns of the Amalfi Coast, Furore, a bunch of houses scattered on a mountain overlooking the sea, delights visitors with its frescoed churches, itineraries through woods and waterfalls, and the newly inaugurated Flight of the Angel on the fjord. The fiord is surely one of Furore’s main attractions, a narrow inlet wh...

The famous tart-sweet liqueur known as limoncello requires only four ingredients: lemon peels, grain alcohol, sugar, and water. However, like many of Italy’s most important culinary traditions, the simplicity of the recipe can be deceiving.  As in making a good risotto, a fine wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano, or a bottle of traditional balsamic vinega...

For three days in early October 1968, a provincial port about 43 miles south of Naples loomed large in the trajectory of post-war aesthetics. Hosting works by a number of contemporary Italian and international artists—many of whom would come to form the core of Arte Povera —“Arte Povera + Azioni Povere” (loosely translated to “Poor Art + Poor Actio...