Two commercial divers recently discovered a wooden shipwreck off Camogli, Genoa which could well be the remains of the Santo Spirito e Santa Maria de Loreto, a storied ragusa-style galleon that went down in 1579. Two divers from an underwater construction company, Edoardo Sbaraini and Gabriele Succi, encountered a set of wooden timbers at a depth o...

Summer 2020 promises to be an exciting time of year. It is not yet clear if and how we can visit Italy, but one thing is certain: we look forward to it. If you too are thinking of visiting Italy in summer and you are looking for characteristic places where you can spend a few days in complete relax, this is the right article for you. Below we propo...

Palazzo Gerolamo Grimaldi is one of the 42 “Rolli”, Genoa’s historical buildings that were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2006; it was built between 1536 and 1544 by one of the city’s bankers, Gerolamo Grimaldi Oliva. Now a renowned historical home, it is also known as “Palace of the sundial” obviously due to the sundial painted on its fa...

“È importante essere qui in questo momento di difficoltà per il settore turistico. Perché in questa situazione il turismo delle radici può dare delle risposte ed essere uno slancio per il rilancio”. Si è aperta con queste parole del Direttore Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero della Farnesina, Luigi Maria Vignali, la terza edizione del Tavolo di...

As “resta a casa” mandates and travel bans continue to be the new normal, many of us have found extra time to daydream, to get lost in thoughts that whisk us away from reality. For me, those dreams often center on travel to some beautiful Tuscan hill town as I lounge under a pergola while savoring a fine Sangiovese. Or perhaps fantasies of dipping...

Following the collapse of the Morandi Bridge on 14 August 2018, a quick construction was needed to once again connect the sides. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the renovation sought to adapt Italian infrastructure in a modern and functional way. "The new bridge must be simple and straightforward, but not ordinary. It is going to look li...

A visit to the Italian Riviera, a destination for millions of travelers each year, may not be in the offing for a while because of the pandemic, but you can keep its home region of Liguria front of mind through virtual tours and performances and by sampling some of its special flavors at home. Here’s what to do until the clouds break and you’re abl...

Workers in face masks laid the final section of a new viaduct in Genoa on Tuesday, as Italy's prime minister paid tribute to the 43 people killed when the road bridge it is replacing collapsed less than two years ago. While the country's severe coronavirus epidemic has halted most construction projects nationwide, teams building the link across the...

Only good things have the power of bring back the life. Art is one of them, as you can see in Bussana Vecchia. It’s an old, small town on the hills above Sanremo (yes, the famous city of Festival), in Liguria, abandoned due to an earthquake in 1887. After many years, in the 60’s, Clizia, a famous ceramist, moved his atelier from Turin to this small...

While COVID-19 has forced us all to social distance, it hasn’t stopped some people from keeping their tennis game sharp. Two neighbours in Finale Ligure, Italy have been captured on video playing a friendly game of tennis on their ROOFTOPS! Now that’s what we call talent… and social distancing ingenuity!