Sicily is famous for some of Italy's most picture-perfect beaches. But venture out of the seaside resorts and you'll be rewarded with rugged coastline, ancient caves and deserted diving spots, writes contributor Peter Briggs. A few miles southeast of the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo in north-west Sicily lies a expansive nature park: Riserva Nat...

L’Italia ospita dei tesori unici e uno di questi è sicuramente Bagno Vignoni, un piccolo borgo di 30 abitanti, una frazione di San Quirico d’Orcia, in provincia di Siena. Ciò che rende straordinario questo luogo tra le verdi colline toscane è la sua piazza d’acqua alimentata da una sorgente d’acqua termale. Avete capito bene, qui non troverete la c...

Generally, the most visited tourist destinations in the world are famous for their magnificent and historically important cities. Instead, the sea coast is somewhat neglected as something purely recreational, but this prejudice is completely unjustified. Indeed, Italy is home to some of the most beautiful islands of the entire globe. Therefore, we...

Even though present-day hospitals all around the world are basically centers providing medical assistance and rehabilitation of the sick, the forerunners to these institutions were originally conceived in a broader sense as "places of hospitality:” hence the similarity between the two terms (both deriving from the Latin hospes, that is, guest). In...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #104 magazine of We the Italians! While We the Italians is working for great news, which we hope to be able to announce soon, this month we have been part of three important events here in Italy.

In his 1865 book about the history of the local Grue family – which between the 17th and 19th centuries included many fine maiolica painters – expert Gabriello Cherubini wrote about the famous ceramics traditionally produced in Castelli, a beautiful medieval town in the province of Teramo: “It is a small town in the area of Teramo in Abruzzo, found...

Summer is on its way, or so we all hope here in Italy. The weather remains unstable, albeit temperatures are pleasant and I happily enjoyed my first seasonal swim in the sea over a week ago. In any case, with the coming of June, and especially with the end of the school year, thoughts immediately run to a world made of colors, sun cream and ice lol...

A team of scientists spent three years looking for aged trees to study, and Pollino National Park, where Italus lives, has many examples of trees that have lived for hundreds of years. When they saw Italus, they knew this tree was remarkable. Dating Italus was tricky. Inside the tree, much of its core wood has disintegrated, which made it impossibl...

Fairy landscapes, quaint surroundings, a view of the peaceful sea and the ideal climate. You can easily find your dream oasis on the beautiful beaches of Italy. Book your hotel in dazzling islands such as Sardinia, Sicily or the romantic Capri, and you will not make a mistake.  Explore a region that interests you or enjoy the summer far away from t...

Italy’s borghi (hamlets) are one of the pleasures of Italian travel, where you can get a more authentic feel for life in the Bel Paese, places where traditions persist, life has a slower pace and history has been well preserved. Usually located in picturesque spots in the countryside or by the sea, perched on a hill or near the mountains, many Ital...