NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Over four million tourists came through the UNESCO heritage site of Cinque Terre in 2023, all crammed into an area no larger than one kilometer. Sure, the collection of towns is an icon for a reason, but they aren’t entirely unique, especially in Liguria. Kaleidoscope-colored houses, windows selling oily focaccia, clear and sparkling sea, and hikin...

A pretty city has been named one of the must-visit destinations in Europe this summer, with its landmark being voted as Italy's finest by travel experts. Taranto, nestled on the gorgeous Ionian Sea, boasts a rich history that makes it a worthwhile visit. On the face of it, Taranto is a functional, workmanlike city. It is a significant commercial po...

The Italian steamship Stampalia seemed enormous to the small dark boy hailing from Bonito, but that didn’t scare him: it seemed only fitting that the vessel was almost as big as his dreams. It was 1915, Salvatore was not 17 yet, and he had only 150 liras in his pocket — about $30. With a suitcase full of his mother’s cooking and a head filled with...

Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region is a land of vineyard-draped hills, truffle-filled woods and Michelin-starred restaurants. New rail routes, one of which is already in operation, are making it easier to explore this area by train. This summer, you can ride the rails between the sparkling wine-producing town of Asti and the white truffle capital...

Sardinia is an ancient land, rich in history and traditions. The various dominations it has undergone, together with its geographical position, have contributed to the development of Sardinian culture: complex and fascinating, with original yet conservative traits, clearly visible in its people, who hand it down with pride. The art, culture and tra...

The day after… the European elections and a few days before the G7 summit in Puglia, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was the only leader of a major EU country to emerge and be strengthened from the vote. Her party, Fratelli d’Italia (ECR), won 28.8% of the vote, an increase from 26% in the 2022 general election, which confirms its first place...

Apulia's 10 most beautiful beaches, with their fascinating variety of landscapes ranging from fine sands to imposing cliffs, are a must-see destination for every type of traveller. These coastlines, lapped by crystal-clear waters, stretch over 800 kilometres, offering a unique experience that combines nature, history and culture in one magnificent...

Bikini to swimsuit. Factor 15 to 50. Paperback to Kindle. The answers to my holiday prep questions have changed over time, but this year there was one extra decision: pedal bike or electric? I was off on a four-day cycling tour in the South Tyrol with my 16-year-old daughter. Her idea of a holiday errs more towards Instagrammable moments involving...

Foligno is a city located in the region ofUmbria. Its history dates back to pre-Roman Umbrian times, when the ancient Umbrians probably founded it around the 10th century BC, under the name Fulginia. Later, the city began its urban evolution, and in 1255 it came under the control of the Trinci family of Lombard origin. Under their rule, Foligno ext...

They call it "the balcony of Monferrato" because, from its 549 meters above sea level, it offers an incredible panorama of woods, vineyards, and mountains. We're talking about Albugnano, a tiny municipality in the Asti area that, since 1997, has also boasted a little-known Denomination of Controlled Origin. Albugnano: the territoryOne of the issues...

As summer approaches, our tables begin to brighten with an array of fresh, vibrant vegetables. Among these, zucchini is a versatile and beloved ingredient in many Italian dishes. Its subtle flavor and tender texture make it a favorite in kitchens from the northern regions to the southern tip of Italy. Let’s explore the rich history, varieties, nutr...

On Aug. 24, in A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, shooting over 3 cubic miles of debris up to 20 miles (32.1 kilometers) in the air. As the ash and rock fell to Earth, it buried the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. According to most modern accounts, the story pretty much ends there: Both cities were wiped out, their people frozen in time. I...