Fabriano is one of the few cities in the world where paper is still being made by hand as a testament to the will not to lose its ties with a tradition that is hundreds of years old. The first paper in the West was created here thanks to the technological innovations that this area brought to the manufacture of this product. The most important inno...

Equestrian enthusiasts will love a vacation on horseback in Italy: seeing the Bel Paese from the saddle is truly a unique and unforgettable experience. From north to south and on its islands, Italy boasts innumerable areas for excursions on horesback, ideal for discovering beautiful and unique places. Nature lovers can explore natural parks, immers...

Here we go again: Valentine's Day is here and you still don't know where to spend a weekend or just a romantic night with your soulmate, right? No fear! In this special Hidden Gems Love Edition we lead you to discover some of the most beautiful romantic places to visit in Italy - is there any other better occasion than Valentine's? In this article...

Although not as popular with tourists as neighbouring Tuscany and Umbria, Le Marche is blessed with beautiful hill towns as far as the eye can see. With the soaring peaks of the Sibillini Mountains on one side and the beaches of the Conero and Palm Riviera on the other, it also has two historic cities which are a must to visit: the ducal city of Ur...

Deliciously appealing, Stanley Tucci has returned to Italy this month to film an all-new, 10-episode TV series for National Geographic network that celebrates food and travel in the land of his ancestors. It is tentatively titled Tucci: The Heart of Italy. Pairing Nat Geo’s renowned expertise—creating stunning photography and evocative narratives—w...

Pesaro will hold the title of Italian Capital of Culture in 2024, following on the heels of twinned 2023 capitals Bergamo and Brescia. The official kickoff ceremony will take place on January 20. Set on the Adriatic Coast in the region of Le Marche, Pesaro will hold the title for one calendar year and will receive €1 million to carry out initiative...

Russell Crowe has been “on the hunt” to track down his Italian ancestors. The Oscar-winning actor has taken to social media to reveal that he's been trying to chart his family's heritage. Russell, 59 - who was born in New Zealand, but has spent much of his life in Australia - wrote on X: "I’ve been on the hunt to track down my Italian forebears for...

Every year on 6 January, I find myself drawn to the Renaissance town of Urbania, in the elegantly rolling hills of the central Italian region of Marche. Located around an hour south-west of coastal Pesaro – which Italy has crowned its Capital of Culture for 2024 – barely 6,000 residents live inside Urbania’s medieval walls. Yet tens of thousands mo...

Sarnano’s centro storico in 2023 has a population of less than five hundred, down from several thousand long ago, but families are returning who moved away because of war and loss. Young adults wanting excitement and opportunity in large cities to work in fashion and manufacturing drive or take the bus back as well. In the long summer, the town’s e...

The most beautiful villages in Italy are a series of municipalities under 15,000 inhabitants, all chosen for their splendor and distinctiveness. The goal of the initiative is to tell a different Italy, bringing hitherto considered marginal villages out of isolation. In the last few days, 7 new municipalities have entered the rankings: there are now...