NEWS FROM : ITALY  

Ostia Antica was founded by king Anco Marzio in the 7th century BC to be Rome’s harbor. By the time it fell into decay at the end of the Empire, it had been embellished with incredible mosaics, both polychrome and black and white.   Small tesserae in calcareous stone, marble, flint, or colorful local rocks – brick red, pale yellow, brown, gr...

by Morena Pivetti   This weekend Italy will hold regional and municipal elections. About 22 million voters are eligible to choose the government of seven Regions, Veneto and Liguria in the North, Tuscany, Umbria and Marche in the Center and Campania and Puglia in the South.   Voters are also called to elect more than 1,000 municipalit...

To celebrate the two-year anniversary since Sicily's Mount Etna was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, June 21st, Google has added detailed photos of the volcano to it Street View feature.   Would-be mountain climbers with an internet connection can now virtually explore the highest active volcano in Europe, without experiencing any of t...

By Dennis Cozzalio   When he spoke these words, Italian film director Sergio Sollima, who died this week at age 94, was referring to his love of travel, of the ability to visit far-flung parts of the world, observing and absorbing varied and unfamiliar cultures afforded to him by his career.   But he always seemed to translate that lo...

ESP. Suplicio. Sufrimiento o dolor físico o moral de gran intensidad. ENG. Torture. A cause of severe pain or anguish. ITA. Supplizio. A heavenly snack.    As I stood next to the door of the apartment we rented in Rome, with keys in my hand and ready to say goodbye to the nice girl who checked us in, a question popped out of my mouth: "...

Brace yourself, Spring is coming! And there's no better way to enjoy spring in Lombardia than a trip to the Italian Lakes – Lake Como, Maggiore, Garda and Iseo, all four of which can be found in Lombardia! And if you want to know more about Lombardia food, here's our post about the best vegetarian Lombardia food!   Winter may not be over, bu...

Chianti and Upper Maremma – the portion of the Livorno province whose core lies between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci – have something in common on the real estate front: the demand for high-end second homes.   The demand is prevalently from overseas in Chianti, where the English, Germans, Swiss, Belgians and Americans have been regulars...

The arrival of The Americans was pretty much the sole subject of conversation in Piedmont when I was there in October 2015. Then just as things died down, the same Americans picked up another piece of prized Piedmontese land a few weeks before I arrived back there this summer. The Vietti sale started up the gossip machine all over again. &nbs...

By Francesco Prisco   It's a magical moment for Italian tourism: the first part of 2016 ended with an increase in stays of approximately 10%, due to the geopolitical situation in the Mediterranean basin which favored destinations, such as Italy, which are perceived as safer.   All in a global context that sees the sector growing by 3....

Rome covers almost one-third of the Lazio region and is the capital of Italy. Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome around 753 BC, the area has been inhabited for much longer according to historians, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. After the...

Si è conclusa con un altro grande successo la terza edizione di "Un'impresa ad arte. Gran Galà dell'imprenditoria italiana" che si è svolta sabato scorso, 27 luglio, a Gualdo Tadino nell'incantevole atmosfera della Rocca Flea.   Fiducia nel domani, voglia di fare, saper cogliere le opportunità, coraggio e passione: questi i termini che più f...

L'Italia a differenza di quanto si possa pensare può essere reputata decisamente la Regina dei social, almeno più dei blasonati Stati Uniti d'America. Secondo una ricerca dell'agenzia LiveXtension, infatti, l'Italia è più social di molti paesi che a livello infrastrutturale posseggono sicuramente migliorie tecnologiche. Confrontando i dati sull'ute...