For centuries, Italy was the preferred destination for poetically-minded nobles from across northern Europe. The “grand tour” was an exercise in communing with the ancient Roman world at a time when it was considered the height of culture to contemplate its romantically crumbling relics and vine-clad temples. But these “grand trippers” gave little...

"Where to Go Next" articles come and go, but America's love affair with Italy endures, verified by the sheer number of magazine covers, television series (buongiorno, Stanley Tucci), and Instagram feeds featuring its cities and landmarks. Up-and-comers like Sicily and Puglia are gaining tourist ground, but the classics (think Rome, Florence, Venic...

In 2021 rose to 58 the number of Italian sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now the ranking of the 10 most famous and visited has come out, thanks to the analysis of reviews on Google. All categories have been evaluated: cultural sites, natural sites (5) and cultural landscapes (8) that are part of the 58 UNESCO wonders. However...

“A small village, Portofino, stretches crescent-shaped along the edge of this calm bay.” Thus wrote Guy de Maupassant when describing Portofino, tiny sea village on the Italian Riviera circumscribed by the green of the Natural Regional Park and Marine Reserve.  This splendid sea resort with its lux, Mediterranean personality, also boasts an ancient...

Da bimba prodigio ad autentica promessa della musica internazionale il passo è breve. Romina Perri è nata soltanto 12 anni fa dalle parti di New York, a Summit per l’esattezza, ed ha già un curriculum da vera star. Il papà Luigi è emigrato dalla Calabria nel 1980 ed in America ha sposato Margherita, una signora polacca. Dei sei figli nati dalla cop...

Pesto is one of the most popular sauces in the world. The original recipe calls for seven ingredients, no more, no less. Basil, extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese, salt, and garlic. We are in Genoa, Italy. Here is where pesto was invented. And ask any Genoese you know, and they will tell you that pesto made outside...

Portovenere is a small, quaint village in the La Spezia province of Liguria, on the Riviera di Levante that gently arches towards Tuscany.  Once a fishermen’s hamlet, it is today a popular tourist destination, often bundled in day or weekend trips with nearby Cinque Terre. Portovenere is, however, special in its own right, so much so it became part...

On Italy's Ligurian coast, biologists and environmentalists are working to tackle the effects of climate change in the Mediterranean with help from a so-called "Smart Bay". Marine biologists fear the Mediterranean is becoming hotter and more acidic, which would affect the habitat of many native species and also lead to violent changes in weather sy...

Genoa, the 'Lady of the Sea', is one of Italy's four maritime republics with Amalfi, Venice and Pisa. Like many other maritime crossroads, Genoa's characteristic caruggi (vicols) have attended dramatic events and memorable stories, but also important people in the social field, in the Italia evolution towards self-improvement: the beauty of its mur...

According to multiple reports in Italy, American investment firm 777 Partners have formally bought a majority stake in Genoa for €150m. Several rumours suggested Genoa President Enrico Preziosi was about to sell a majority stake in the club to the American firm and according to multiple reports in Italy, the two parties finalised the agreement this...