How do I get there? Tucked away in a particularly mountainous kink of the Italian Riviera, the Cinque Terre villages were shaped by their profound isolation. Today the villages’ exquisite ruggedness still presents a few challenges for accessibility. Although all the villages can be reached by car, you’ll need nerves of steel for the narrow, twistin...

YOU HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN about pesto, have you? This is a public service announcement. I made pasta with pesto for guests recently, and they loved it. As in, could not stop talking about how good it was while they ate it as fast as they could and then asked for more. The happiness-to-effort ratio was approximately 1,000,000 to 1. I felt like I tied my...

With nearly 5,000 miles of coastline, Italy has countless beaches up and down the boot as well as its magnificent islands. Here are seven worth exploring for the Mediterranean seascapes as well as the surrounding areas: Cala Corsara, Spargi island (Sardinia) The Maddalena archipelago, a cluster of islands off the coast of northern Sardinia, has lon...

The Galata Museum in Genoa is the largest maritime museum in the Mediterranean. Located in what was once the arsenal of the powerful Republic of Genoa, where galleys were built, armed and launched, the museum, inaugurated in 2004, allows the visitor to make a journey through five centuries of maritime history and life, with the chance to visit a re...

Italy is surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea that make it the ideal place to travel by boat through the beautiful landscapes visible from the sea. Sailing holidays are increasingly appreciated and every year the number of fans increases. This is also due to the meteorological and climatic conditions that are favorable for this type of...

Regine delle "stories" a loro insaputa. Tanto belle da essere le più fotografate, condivise, ammirate: le spiagge italiane dominano incontrastate l'estate social, tanto da essere fra le più apprezzate e taggate su Instagram. A raccontarlo è il portale Holidu, motore di ricerca per case vacanza, che ha realizzato uno studio per capire quali fossero...

Italy’s riches extend to its 7600-kilometer coastline where you can find dozens of beaches with such lavish beauty it's hard to decide which one to choose. Here are seven of these spectacular coastal havens—ranging from north to south and to the islands of Sicily and Sardinia— that offer unforgettable seascapes and often surroundings that are as me...

Sono l’alter ego delle Bandiere Blu per i comuni rurali. Come quei vessilli azzurri certificano i migliori tratti di mare in base a una quantità di parametri ambientali, le Spighe Verdi sottolineano l’attenzione al territorio, alla qualità della vita, all’agricoltura e alla sostenibilità (anche quando, in certi casi, vengano assegnate a località ma...

The coastline that stretches from Tuscany to the French border, with Genoa at its center, has some of Italy’s most stunning scenery. Southeast of the city is the Riviera di Levante, home to the Cinque Terre, Portofino and Rapallo. To the west, travelers and locals flock to the sandy beaches of the Riviera Ponente. Liguria is a land of contrasts, fr...

The mayor of Genoa has asked the Queen of England for centuries' worth of royalties for the use of St George's Cross, the original symbol of the northern Italian port. "Your Majesty, I regret to inform you that from my books it looks like you didn't pay for the last 247 years," Mayor Marco Bucci said in a lighthearted message addressed to Queen Eli...