NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Said to be one of the most walkable cities in Europe, the Italian city of Bologna offers a wide range of interesting attractions that visitors are able to easily access on foot. Located to the north of the country, Bologna's history can be traced back to around 900 BCE, with many of the narrow streets in the city centre built before cars were inven...

I’ve had the privilege of writing and talking about many of Italy’s little gems over the past few years, but few could be more "gem-like" than Parma, a lovely corner in the heart of Emilia-Romagna where art, history and food get along almost too amiably. You sense it as you stroll through Parma: the beauty of the city’s streets, with their elaborat...

As I saw the images—the first time in 2,000 years that anyone had laid eyes on them—I felt a great surge of emotion, especially because they remain only yours for a few moments before they are consigned to the admiration of the whole world. We had just uncovered stunning frescos inspired by the Trojan War painted on the splendid black walls of a ba...

It is not easy to make a list of the most beautiful beaches in Calabria. We are talking about 800 km of coastline, which is surprising for its evocative and diverse landscapes: white sandy bays, Mediterranean maquis and rocky cliffs overhanging the sea. The sea is one of its most prized assets, and both Italians and foreign tourists appreciate it g...

If you have been to Italy, you have most likely come across those small, colorful boxes of candies, usually displayed beside the till in virtually every café. If you bought some, their pastel hues and delicate flavor, I bet, found a special place in your heart because who doesn’t like something that—forgive the out-of-context pop reference—kawaii?...

In 2023, Puglia was the most sought-after Italian region by foreigners who decided to tie the knot in Italy. It was a record year for the destination wedding sector, with a turnover of nearly €850 million. And the upcoming season already shows a positive sign. In addition to tourism, Puglia has become a confirmed destination for those who want to g...

Are you looking for an experience that will leave you breathless and allow you to connect with the natural world? Look no further: the Stanghe Waterfalls are waiting to give you an unforgettable experience. Come discover this hidden treasure of Racines and prepare to be enchanted by its beauty. A journey into adventureIn the picturesque alpine regi...

In agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Trenitalia will offer a discount to Italians registered with AIRE. The purpose of the discount is to provide Italian citizens living abroad and travelling in Italy with the possibility of purchasing Trenitalia-Frecciarossa train tickets at special conditions, t...

Italy's lakes have a firm place in our collective imagination as the epitome of luxury: dreamscapes peppered with yachts, ivy-clad villas and picturesque fishing villages, all crowned with the snow-capped Alps in the background. But when push comes to shove, most people can only name two: Lake Como, Hollywood's very own European enclave with its ne...

Rome has paid tribute to Mary Gayley Senni, the American founder of the city's rose garden, with a plaque at the Roseto Comunale on the slopes of the Aventine hill. The unveiling ceremony on Friday was attended by city officials and the grandchildren of the garden's founder who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1884. Mary, whose father James...

The City of Florence and MUS.E are offering from May 25, 2024 and throughout the summer a rich program of visits to explore the towers, gates and fortresses of Florence, all of which have endless stories to tell. Visitors will thus have the opportunity to enjoy unprecedented views of the city and delve into the history of Florence in its urban deve...

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Pecorino” is likely “Romano” (or Toscano or Sardo, if you know and love your cheeses). But the name of everyone’s favorite piquant-to-the-core cheese is shared with another Italian comestible: a crisp, aromatic white wine. Once you get to know it — and you’ll want to get to know it — Pecorino will f...