With more Unesco world heritage sites than any other country in the world and a history that spans millennia from the ancient Roman empire via Michelangelo’s art Renaissance to the world of operatic theatre preserving Italy’s historic culture is an expensive business. The trouble is, despite the millions of tourists who visit every year, Italy’s Cu...

In the madness of late spring at San Marco Square in Venice, amid the hordes pouring in from land and sea, hard by the hissing espresso machines and sizzling panini presses of overpriced cafes, I found the still point of the turning world. I found it in the library. It was 10 in the morning and I was standing, alone and enthralled, on the second fl...

Slow Tourism is becoming more and more popular in Italy. The 2017 edition of “Slow Spring” in the Po Delta, in the area between Veneto and Emilia Romagna includes 14 weeks dedicated to birdwatching and nature tourism, wildlife photography, cycling tourism, river tourism, food and wine, environmental education and sports tourism. a perfect opportuni...

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Textiles and art live in harmony in the Bonotto universe. The practiced hands of artisans operate the company's mechanical looms, turning out fabrics for Armani, Prada, Zegna, and Louis Vuitton. Speed takes a backseat to quality; craftsmanship matters more. Contemporary works of art dot the factory floor. Textiles inform art and art informs textile...

In the Italian Pavilion of the last Venice Bienniale, only twelve artists were invited, each of whom had a reserved separate room all for him/herself and the set up of his/her works. The choice was partly disappointing: in some cases for the choice of artists who, even if still active, being quite old did not have much to say about the novelties of...

The most widely known sparkling wine of Italy is prosecco, but there are many others that are worth recognizing, especially those of Franciacorta in Lombardy and those of Trento in the region of Trentino. Then you have those sparkling wines that are on the sweeter side like moscato d'asti and brachetto d'acqui. I've written about many of these in t...

“Do you want to fall in love with Verona or not?” Bob LeFavi asked the Hilton Head Town Council on Tuesday. The question from the department head for health sciences at Armstrong State University in Savannah came after a presentation on behalf of the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head, which urged council members to consider a resolution to enter...

Find some unusual places to visit in Italy for the summer vacation can be the perfect solution to avoid the mass tourism that characterizes the famous locations of the peninsula. Cities like Rome, Florence or Venice are beautiful, but it’s often very difficult to visit them properly. Fortunately, Italy has a lot of amazing spots outside the common...

Murano glass comes from its namesake island in Venice, which has produced the elegant glassware for centuries. The unofficial capital of glassmaking is perhaps known best for their dazzling chandeliers and opulent vases, which add a pop of color and sophistication to any room. Beloved by designers, celebrities, and homeowners alike, Murano glass is...