Soft, hard and somewhere in between, the types of pecorino are innumerable and produced in nearly every region of Italy. They’re aged in caves and with cherries and chili peppers, but all have one feature in common — ewes. Pecorino comes from the Italian word for sheep, pecora, which grazed freely in today’s Lazio where the cheese was first ferment...

Not so far from Colosseum and Vatican City, Trastevere is the widest among Rome's neighborhoods, a very crowded place loved by tourists, students but even by the citizens, for a nice walk or a romantic dinner. The stunning beauty of this district lies in its amazing glimpse, its alleys, its decadent buildings and its liveliness, given by the presen...

Discover Italy from a unique perspective with a memorable cruise. Our selection of the 10 best cruises in Italy brings together the most exclusive travel experiences the Bel Paese has to offer. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, an action-packed adventure or a relaxing family vacation, there is a cruise to Italy for you. From the charm...

“I just can’t do a lot of stairs.” My mother tells me this on our first afternoon in Puglia as we’re munching on eggplant-stuffed Panzerotti in Ostuni’s sprawling town square, the kick-off to what will be a two-week journey around Italy. Unfortunately for her, that fateful plea was the equivalent of trying to avoid sand in the Serengeti. We eventua...

In ancient Rome, an hour was not a consistent unit of time. In the summer, it could be as long as 75 minutes – and in the winter it sometimes lasted just 45 minutes. At first it just appeared to be a plain block of carved stone. The limestone lump was lying face-down in the mud at the site of an ancient Roman town in central Italy, and it was thoro...

Professor Stefaan Missinne, of the Royal Geographic Society, gave a lecture on 14 March 2024 on his new discoveries relating to Verrazzano's journey(1485 – 1528), and his relationship with Leonardo da Vinci, which were completely unknown until now. The conference, organized in hybrid mode, both online and in person, at the Cushwa Center of the Univ...

The ancient Necropolis of Cerveteri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a unique window into the lives and beliefs of the Etruscan civilization, one of ancient Italy's most fascinating and enigmatic cultures. Located just northwest of Rome, in the Lazio region of Italy, this archaeological site is renowned for its remarkable tombs that span sever...

The trouble with Rome is that it has so many treasures. Its heady mix of must-see classical ruins, flamboyant fountains, Renaissance palaces and masterpiece-filled museums can make a trip to the Eternal City as exhausting as it is exhilarating – and that’s before you’ve even set an aching foot in a designer store or strolled along a cobbled street...

The dog days of summer are upon us. Or so the ancient Romans named the dies caniculares that followed the rise of the “dog star” Sirius which the ancients believed to signal the oncoming sweltering heat and drought of summer. As succinctly summarised by Stoic philosopher Seneca the Younger “summer returns, with its heat; and we must sweat”. Summer...

Luxury jeweller Bulgari will finance the construction of the Mausoleum of Augustus Museum with funding of €700,000. The mayor was speaking at the launch of the Bvlgari Foundation whose aim is to "establish new partnerships and strengthen existing ones to create new professional opportunities and specific training projects for new generations in the...