It’s common for hotels along the Italian coast to be closed during the winter months and full to capacity during the summer. But between these extremes, the spring months offer an attractive combination of mild temperatures and lack of crowds. Hotels from the Lake District to the Amalfi Coast, all the way to Sardinia offer discounts for the season’...

It will soon be possible to cycle around Italy's largest lake on an incredible 'floating' bicycle path. The path has already been called Europe's most beautiful bike ride, and it's not even finished yet -- but drone footage of the route under construction has been viewed tens of thousand of times on social media. When complete, the path will measur...

During the first semester of my sophomore year of college, I decided that I wanted to study abroad. I had heard the amazing stories of study abroad experiences through my friends and school administrators, so I figured it was time for me to experience the world, considering I had never left the continent that I was born and raised on. As I began to...

Every autumn, when a new Podestà (mayor) was elected, the fountain flowed with celebratory free wine. Red wine streamed from one of the woman’s breasts while white wine poured from the other. The torrent of free tipples lasted for three days, and the yearly tradition continued up until the fall of the Venetian Republic. The original statue, which w...

Si trova in Piemonte, nel cuore della Val Chisone, ed è uno dei maggiori monumenti italiani sia per dimensioni che per importanza storica; eppure sono ancora in pochi a sapere di lui, perchè è sempre stato ai margini dei più consistenti flussi turistici nostrani. Quella che vogliamo raccontarvi nel nostro articolo è l'incredibile storia del Forte d...

The Leitz family from rural Milford — Rhonda and Charles — are hosting a foreign exchange student this school semester. Lorenzo Argentero is 17 and from Sardinia, Italy, and had never seen snow before, and it’s his first time out of Europe. He arrived in a snowstorm Dec. 29, 2017, after his flight from Chicago to Indianapolis had been delayed sever...

Woodpecker Disco – Cervia, Emilia-Romagna: Woodpecker disco is a domed nightclub nestled in a pine forest near Cervia, in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. The structure was designed by architect Filippo Monti and began operating as a club in the late 1960s. It was considered one of the most popular clubs of the Adriatic Riviera until...

A small chapel was built on the island in the 5th century, most likely in honor of Saint Julius. According to legend, the island had been infested with writhing hordes of snakes and other reptilian monsters until the saint arrived on its shores in the fourth century and banished them. He was buried on the island, and his remains are still there to...

The number of visitors to culture-rich Italian 'cities of art' increased by 22.8% between 2010 and 2017, rising from 93.9 million to 115.3 million, according to data presented at the 22nd Arts and Events 100 Italian Cities Fair on Wednesday. The rise was spearheaded by Matera, the Basilicata gem that will be European Capital of Culture next year an...

The number of visitors to Italian museums and monuments crossed the 50 million mark for the first time in 2017, according to a study presented on Wednesday by Florence's CST tourism study centre and the Confesercenti business association. The report, presented at the 22nd Arts and Events 100 Italian Cities Fair, said that was an increase of almost...