Founded in the 4th century and repeatedly renovated until the 18th century, the Basilica of San Marco Evangelista in Rome is nestled between the façade and the courtyard of Palazzo Venezia, which in the mid-15th century was the residential palace for Venice-born Pope Paul II, and later became the embassy of the Republic of Venice. The basilica, ded...

No matter where you’re, if you want to see what a country really is like, you have to leave the highway, forget about the city and turn into a country road of your choice: stop in a village and check out the real deal. I had the luck to get to know the US this way, since I always stayed with one of my dearest friend’s family and they live in a vill...

Most tourists coming to Italy choose the summer months for their trip, but in truth, December can be an amazingly charming time of the year to visit. For some more holidays ideas, make sure to check our Holidays in Italy Section. The majority of tourist destinations are open throughout the month of December: you may want to take a note of this, for...

There are three members of the Italian Parliament elected in the foreign electoral colleges that include the United States: two members of the House deputies and a Senator. Their jurisdiction is enormous: in addition to the United States, it also includes Canada, Mexico and Central America. Campaigning in such a large territory is very difficult, j...

The irresistible and legendary beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast has drawn millions of visitors and inspired artists, writers, and musicians for centuries. Each town along its 30-plus miles of famously winding, narrow S-shaped curves, tunnels and hairpin white-knuckled turns has its own unique charm.   Most Italians and other experienced motorists lov...

Rocca Calascio: you are probably more familiar with it than you think. Its name may not ring any bell, but what if I mention Richard Donner’s iconic 1985 movie, Ladyhawke, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Rutger Hauer and Matthew Broderick? Who doesn’t remember the love between Isabeau of Anjou and Captain Etienne of Navarre, forced to live their existence...

Air Italy will bring nonstop flying from San Francisco International to Italy back into vogue next year when it launches new nonstops to Milan's Malpensa Airport. Currently, the only nonstops to Italy from the Bay Area are on Norwegian Air with seasonal summer-only flights from Oakland. It's long been rumored that Alitalia would bring back the SFO-...

Tuscany, the picturesque region in central Italy, is the perfect place for a road trip. If you’re looking for rolling hills, sloping vineyards, olive groves, quaint medieval villages, and outstanding art, you’ll find it all here. After all, Tuscany was the birthplace of Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci, Dante, and countless other masters whose wo...

Sassari is the second largest city in Sardinia with a population of 122,000; it is also one of the oldest settlements in the city and has a great deal of history and important cultural establishments. Located in the north west region of Sardinia, this city is actually the firth largest municipality in Italy and has a large economy based on tourism...

Norwegian Air again challenged Alitalia on routes to the US by launching the Rome Fiumicino-Boston route for next summer. From Sunday, March 31, the carrier will connect the Italian capital to Massachusetts 4 times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. During the 2019 summer season, the long-haul low-cost airline will connect Rome Fi...