Italy is surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea that make it the ideal place to travel by boat through the beautiful landscapes visible from the sea. Sailing holidays are increasingly appreciated and every year the number of fans increases. This is also due to the meteorological and climatic conditions that are favorable for this type of...

Regine delle "stories" a loro insaputa. Tanto belle da essere le più fotografate, condivise, ammirate: le spiagge italiane dominano incontrastate l'estate social, tanto da essere fra le più apprezzate e taggate su Instagram. A raccontarlo è il portale Holidu, motore di ricerca per case vacanza, che ha realizzato uno studio per capire quali fossero...

Italy’s riches extend to its 7600-kilometer coastline where you can find dozens of beaches with such lavish beauty it's hard to decide which one to choose. Here are seven of these spectacular coastal havens—ranging from north to south and to the islands of Sicily and Sardinia— that offer unforgettable seascapes and often surroundings that are as me...

Sono l’alter ego delle Bandiere Blu per i comuni rurali. Come quei vessilli azzurri certificano i migliori tratti di mare in base a una quantità di parametri ambientali, le Spighe Verdi sottolineano l’attenzione al territorio, alla qualità della vita, all’agricoltura e alla sostenibilità (anche quando, in certi casi, vengano assegnate a località ma...

The coastline that stretches from Tuscany to the French border, with Genoa at its center, has some of Italy’s most stunning scenery. Southeast of the city is the Riviera di Levante, home to the Cinque Terre, Portofino and Rapallo. To the west, travelers and locals flock to the sandy beaches of the Riviera Ponente. Liguria is a land of contrasts, fr...

The mayor of Genoa has asked the Queen of England for centuries' worth of royalties for the use of St George's Cross, the original symbol of the northern Italian port. "Your Majesty, I regret to inform you that from my books it looks like you didn't pay for the last 247 years," Mayor Marco Bucci said in a lighthearted message addressed to Queen Eli...

Six thousand families of Genovese and Sicilian origin once called this home. The salty sea air, ready-made port, date palms, bougainvillea, geraniums, olive trees, and cactus plants reminded many Italians of their sunny fishing villages back home. They painted their tiny wooden bungalow homes the colors favored by their ancestors. They built their...

Chinotto is a citrus fruit originally from China, exclusively grown on the Ligurian coast, in the Savona area since the end of the 19th century. These small, uniquely fragrant fruits, used to be sold candied and preserved in maraschino, after having been kept under a sea water brine for some time. At the beginning of the 1930s, the first chinotto s...

Minton's Playhouse, New York. Notte. Inquadratura fissa. "Fifty years are not a joke". Esordisce così Antonio Ciacca, direttore artistico del Festival del jazz della Spezia, nella conferenza stampa di presentazione della cinquantesima edizione della rassegna più longeva d'Italia, che si svolge ininterrottamente dal 1969 nei parchi, nelle piazze e n...

The tranquil sea below us merges with an azure sky: the colour scheme is broken only by pastel homes, randomly piled on a steep cliff jutting out of the sea. A reluctant trekker, I have just made one of my most excruciating climbs to the top of a vineyard in Manarola, a tiny fishing village perched on a cliff in Cinque Terre on the northwestern Ita...