History as it lives and breathes. History written but with chapters still to write. Fiorentina and Atalanta are finalists again. One in the Europa Conference League final after progressing late against Club Bruges, the other in the Coppa Italia and now Europa League finals after a triumph over Marseille. They are the finalists. A statement of fact....

In this article, we delve into the 20 best places to retire in Italy for US citizens. Navigating retirement planning involves strategic decision-making, and for numerous US citizens, Italy has emerged as an enchanting destination to retire to. These American retirees are attracted to the richness of the Mediterranean lifestyle, the beauty of stunni...

Even as you approach Bergamo and first see it from a distance, you can already sense that you’re in for something special. The name Bergamo – or Bèrghem as the locals call it in their dialect – comes from the name of the Celtic mountain god Bergimus, and your first impression is that of its upper part, a fine Italian hilltop walled town set against...

Wearing a crimson and sunshine-yellow flower crown, the young man is surrounded by his family, before there is the pop of the vino frizzante and the royal blue cups are filled for a merry toast to celebrate his graduation. The fading afternoon light dances on this scene taking place near the small central Fontana Contarini in Piazza Vecchia, in Cit...

From the beaches of Sicily to the medieval wonders of Florence, you’d need a lifetime to see everything that Italy has to offer. And while you may have visited Milan, the capital city of the northern Lombardy region, there’s a good chance that two of its close neighbours, Bergamo and Brescia, have slipped under your travel radar. If so, 2023 is the...

Italy's joint Capitals of Culture for 2023 are Bergamo and Brescia, earning this honor for their robust cultural offerings. Yet travelers who want to put a more outdoorsy spin on their visit to these marvelous cities can enjoy a brand-new hiking trail that connects the two. Along the way, trekkers will pass by two Unesco World Heritage sites, 34 co...

The geographical diversity of North Italy is its most outstanding feature. It has a sun-drenched Riviera and Adriatic coastal areas contrasting with Alpine Alps and glacial lakes. Many local delicacies and cultural gems are there in the towns. Italy Northern cities include some of the country’s wealthiest counties and are a top location for premium...

Nestled in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy lies a city that is often overlooked by tourists in favor of the more popular destinations of Milan and Venice. But for those who take the time to explore its winding streets, towering churches, and ancient walls, Bergamo reveals itself to be a hidden gem of Italian culture and history. Founded over...

Bergamo and Brescia have unveiled a packed programme of dozens of events scheduled for spring this year that make it the must-visit destination of 2023. First, the exhibitions: unpublished, avant-garde, retrospective.  At the Accademia Carrara (Bergamo) and the Santa Giulia Museum (Brescia), respectively, the works will be on display of two major a...

In the first few months of 2020, huge swathes of Northern Italy were hit by the COVID-19 virus. Soon the death toll in the city of Bergamo reached such heights that an army convoy had to transport coffins out because its cemeteries and crematoriums were full. In his powerful doc “The Walls of Bergamo,” which world premieres on Friday in Berlin’s En...