La Sardegna sempre regina nella graduatoria del mare più bello, secondo la graduatoria stilata da Lega Ambiente e Touring Club Italiano, che hanno presentato oggi l'edizione 2018 del "Mare più bello". Sul fronte lacustre, invece, medaglia d'oro al Trentino..La guida (Guida blu) racconta 44 tra le piu' belle zone balneari del nostro Paese e una seri...

Trying to pack in all of Italy's sights can start to feel a lot like hard work. So why not swap the obligatory attractions for actual labour on one of the country's organic farms? As contributor Paul Batty discovered in the Tuscan countryside, a working holiday doesn't have to be a dull one. From the leaning tower of Pisa to the marble marvels of F...

Up until the middle of the fifteenth century, each and every book in Europe was handmade. Books were precious, expensive, and prized possessions of monasteries and learned collectors wealthy enough to purchase them. With Johann Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type in the 1450s, plus other advances in engraving, book printing, and distribution, al...

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...

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...