One of the best ways to visit Italy is definitely on a cruise. There are many stops that the entire peninsula offers to those who decide to visit Italy on a cruise. A few steps from the sea are some of the most important Italian beauties and attractions. There are many cities you can visit on a cruise, but here are the best 5 stops to visit absolut...

Half-past eight on a Sunday night in Naples and I was given a seat with a view. Across the room at the Ristorante Umberto, in the upscale Chaia neighbourhood, was a table of four consisting of an older couple and a middle-aged one. I presumed it was a family dinner of some kind. All but the elder gentleman at the table had finished what was on thei...

Even though — I confess — I don’t know how to cook, I like to hear my mother’s stories. Donna Imma has hosted a lively Neapolitan cultural salon for 40 years, in addition to being a passionate cook devoted to tradition, which is sacred in my city. She is a powerhouse of ideas. She is beautiful and so infectiously enthusiastic that she once asked ba...

What a twist. The Musical genre was not born on Broadway in the nineteenth century but in Naples in the sixteenth century. A beautiful book has just been published in Italy by the publisher Argo and entitled "Il chiaro e lo scuro". The volume is edited by the well-known ethnomusicologist Gianfranco Salvatore, a great expert of Afro-European musical...

Italy is a place where you can experience the unique culture in each region – not just through historical sites that will take your breath away, but also through the outstanding food and wine they produce. From the bustling metropolises of Rome and Milan to the stunning coastlines in Puglia, every nook has something worth tasting and enjoying. The...

An exhibition of erotic art found among the ruins of Pompeii will aim to show inquiring minds that racy scenes were present in homes across all sections of society and public spaces and that the images were not looked on in a scandalous or embarrassing way. About 70 relics, including two medallions decorated with images of satyrs and nymphs that ca...

If you know us a little bit, you will already know that we are great lovers of Italian cuisine. In every city we travel to, one of our priorities is to taste some of its typical dishes. We think it’s an essential part of a trip, and we love it! We once lived in Bergamo, and when it came to food, we were very lucky! From one side, Bergamo is not amo...

The Easter traditions in Southern Italy is characterized by the presence of numerous rites that, in the South of Italy, preserve deep and remote ties with ancient traditions. From Campania to Sicily, in fact, pilgrimages, processions and ancient and sometimes bloody rituals mark the days of Holy Week recalling and representing the death and resurre...

What is it about Italian food that makes people so thrilled? Here are ten — luxurious — reasons why. Italy's food at its best: have a quick reminder of the most lavish, delectable, luxurious ingredients of Italian cuisine. As you scroll through the ingredients we have rolled up, you will come across products you probably know about but have not yet...

Easter lunch in Italy is a celebration of the colors, scents and flavors of the new season, spring. While there are common dishes and ingredients, from north to south, such as lamb, boiled eggs,  savory pies, chocolate eggs and colomba, each Italian region has its own typical dishes or variations on Easter classics. Each region would need its own d...