Quali sono le città del mondo dove si vive meglio e con poco? Le mete per le quali vale la pena «mollare tutto e partire»? La rivista americana Forbes ha redatto una top-ten per scoprirlo, e a sorpresa, dopo località ben più blasonate come Lisbona, Cali (in Colombia), Bali, Belize (sul mar dei Caraibi) e Linguadoca (in Francia), al sesto posto c’è...

I love travelling and have spent most of my life living far from my home. However, every time I come back and have the possibility to spend some time on the island, I feel like I am living in a paradise on earth. The weather, the lifestyle and the incredible beaches that form the northern coast of the region make the time spent here absolutely wort...

Dubbed “La Rotonda” because of its unique architecture, it is a rare example of an eight-sided Catholic church. Construction began in 1594, and it’s believed the architect, Francesco Zamberlan, chose the octagonal shape for the symbolism of the number eight in the Christian religion.  The structure is actually composed of two polyhedrons: the churc...

Let’s play a game of word association. The theme: la dolce vita. Wine? Cheese. Pasta? Pizza. (Have both, you’re in Italy.) Lake Como? George Clooney. If you don’t associate the actor and longtime frequenter of “sexiest man alive” lists with Lake Como, consider yourself one of the unsullied few. Tabloids zealously chronicle his comings and goings fr...

Italy’s largest bank by assets, Intesa Sanpaolo, has announced a deal with the country’s culture ministry to inject €5 billion into the Italian tourism sector. A big chunk of that money will be used for restoration and redevelopment projects, making more buildings available for cultural use. The investment will take place over three years in a deal...

Palermo is Italy's Capital of Culture for 2018, and there are plenty of reasons to visit the Sicilian city. When the city was awarded the 2018 Capital of Culture title, its mayor said "we have all won". He added that the most important aspect of the city's culture was its "culture of welcome", referring to Palermo's efforts in assisting the thousan...

Are you planning a fancy a romantic escape in the mountains? There are at least five unique locations in Trentino to visit with your loved ones. For a sophisticated couple getaway, the Loggia Veneziana – Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento is ideal: a rose stone colonnade, ornaments, archways and frescoes overlooking the city of Trento. Wooden sculp...

La prima volta in Italia fu nel 1979 in Valcamonica. E negli ultimi 39 anni il loro numero è cresciuto, fino a toccare quota 53. Quella della numerosità dei siti Unesco riconosciuti come patrimonio dell’Umanità è una classifica che vede, anche ragionevolmente, il nostro Paese in testa. Più della Cina (30 volte più grande e 20 più popolosa), che si...

Sure, you’ve heard of the pastel-colored Amalfi coast, the glamorous island of Capri, and the foodie capital of Sicily, but what about Sardinia? One of Italy’s best kept secrets, the island of Sardinia has long been a vacation getaway for Europeans. From the high-end hotels, sprawling resorts, white sandy beaches, and high-end galleries of Porto Ce...

The loggia, which is part of a medieval merchant’s square, doubles as a whispering gallery. It’s an unusual acoustic phenomenon that occurs beneath perfectly domed buildings and archways around the world. The rounded, circular architecture of a whispering gallery allows even the softest sounds to travel to awaiting ears. According to local legends,...