NEWS FROM : ITALY  

From the glam see-and-be-seen hotspots of Amalfi and Costa Smeralda to little-known stretches of sand in Lampedusa and Elba, the best beaches in Italy gamely welcome all types of travelers. Some of these spiagge (that’s Italian for beaches) are conveniently located resort-side, while others require a bit more grit and up to an hour’s worth of hikin...

The Cinque Terre are one of Italy’s most picturesque destinations. Nestled along a rugged stretch of coastline of Liguria, these five towns form a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And in recent years, they’ve graced the feeds of Pinterest and Instagram users worldwide. Their iconic colorful houses, winding footpaths, and stunning sea...

It ought to be obvious that Leonardo came from Vinci, yet his birthplace goes almost ignored by Tuscany’s tourist hordes. Nobody gives a thought to Vinci, even though the town is attached to one of Western culture’s most famous names. I’ve certainly never given it a thought. Why did it never occur to me that Leonardo da Vinci must have come from Vi...

Bologna is the heart of the Emilia Romagna region, and an ordinary vacation would not be enough to explore it deeply and experience all its cultural, artistic and enogastronomic beauties. However, if you would like to get to know about other Emilia Romagna's territories, be aware that there are many interesting itineraries to consider, whether you...

The invention of radar, an acronym for Radio Detection and Ranging, is a key development in technology with significant military and civilian applications. While radar’s development was a collaborative effort involving many scientists and countries, the foundational work of our very own Guglielmo Marconi played a crucial role in its inception. Marc...

Lake Como conveys notions of easy elegance and the Italian art of slow living, and has come to stand for something bigger than it is. Officially called Lario, Italy’s third-biggest lake has been drawing visitors since the 18th century, when it was a popular stop for European nobles on their grand tours. More recently, it stepped into the spotlight...

It’s 9:42 am, and I am sitting at Caffe Di Rienzo, a caffè latte in hand, with a perfect view of Emanuele’s newsstand, known in Rome as an Edicola. The surrounding neighborhood buildings cast a shadow over the forest-green walls of the small octagonal structure. The morning is quiet, interrupted only by the low hum of cars and scooters, the whisper...

Drawings of gladiators believed to have been made by children inspired by watching battles at Pompeii’s amphitheatre are among the latest discoveries in the ruins of the ancient Roman city. The charcoal drawings were found during excavations at I’Insula dei Casti Amanti, a cluster of homes in Pompeii’s archaeological park that opened to the public...

One of the highlights of the latest edition of Cibus, featuring talk shows, masterclasses, and tastings, was the official debut of "Le Terre del Balsamico." This new consortium aims to enhance, safeguard, and promote both IGP and traditional DOP balsamic vinegars of Modena and the region they share. This initiative marks the end of a quarter-centur...

Bari, the famous city of the peninsula and capital of Puglia, is a city full of history and views, culture and traditions to discover and get to know. A weekend is enough to discover its beauties and immerse yourself in its lively atmosphere. This city, with a thousand-year history, is an unmissable destination for travelers - who flock to it to sa...

In contemporary Italian popular culture, few phenomena have entered the fabric of everyday life as deeply as Totocalcio. Launched in 1946 by Massimo Della Pergola, a sports journalist, along with his colleagues Fabio Jegher and Geo Molo, this soccer betting game quickly became a national pastime in a country that was keen to find joy and communal e...

The ancient Roman Colosseum is Rome’s most visited sites and one of Italy’s top tourist attractions. It’s best to buy tickets in advance or reserve your time slot (if you have a pass such as Roma Pass, reservation is required). The ticket has a specific entrance time for the Colosseum and currently also includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (g...