The capital of the Middle Ages, Gradara, pays tribute to the figure of Francesca da Rimini and her cursed love with Paolo Malatesta through the artistic and contemporary expression of street art. Gradara: the capital of the Middle Ages As we have already told you in a previous article, Gradara is a medieval village in Pesaro - Urbino. It is part of...

When you say Halloween in Italy, there are still those who turn up their noses because we give space to a product and a holiday that does not belong to us. But are we sure of this? We all know that it's an American holiday with an Irish tradition dating back to Celtic times. But there is a good chance that Halloween in Italy existed before the Celt...

Located at the top of a hill in the homonymous town, the Castle of Gradara towers over the valley below with magnificence and elegance. It is a medieval fortress located in the province of Pesaro-Urbino, in the Marche region, at the border with Emilia-Romagna.  The Castle of Gradara is a magical and time-less place, that towers over the adjacent to...

If we had to retrace the trip to Italy in the footsteps of the legendary XVII-century Grand Tour, we should take a long journey full of charming stopovers anywhere in the country. After retracing the best historical and cultural places in northern and central Italy, we now resume our journey and go south: must-do stops of our modern cultural grand...

In the Canto XXI of Paradise, 106-111, Dante Alighieri the supreme Italian poet, through the mouth of Pier Damiani describes the area located between the two coasts, Tyrrhenian and Adriatic in the middle of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, not far from Florence, “where there are mountains so high that the thunder falls much lower.” There is the top of...

A place to be discovered is certainly the so-called Riviera Delle Palme, located in the south of the Marche region, on the border with Abruzzo. We are talking about a long stretch of coastline that overlooks the Adriatic Sea, set in a mainly hilly environment, which preserves at its best its historical traditions as well as its nature, which allows...

Salami lovers, it's your time to shine. You can win a free trip to Italy just by posting a picture on Instagram with Galileo's new Welcome to the Family sweepstakes. Yes, you read that right. The salami-making company is launching a sweepstakes that will give one lucky person and a guest of their choice a trip to the Le Marche region of Italy. The...

Fall in Italy is synonymous with vendemmia (grape harvest), so this makes it a perfect time to visit small towns and villages immersed among rolling hills and vineyards, where you can enjoy nature and its changing colors, as well as taste Italy’s great wines, accompanied by local delicacies. Every region of Italy makes wine, so the choice is plenty...

A new 1,300-pound marble monument showcasing the artistic traditions of Cagli, Italy, and bonding the small town with Spokane is on permanent display at the Connections Garden at Riverfront Park. Cagli is Spokane’s newest Sister City, a relationship established in 2016. Spokane’s other Sister Cities are Nishinomiya, Japan; Jilin City, China; Limeri...

The Rocca di Gradara and its Fortified Borgo (in the Marches Region) represent one of the best-preserved Italian Medieval structures; its set of two surrounding city walls (one of which extends to almost 2,625 feet in length) that protect the Rocca, also make it one of the most aesthetically-imposing. The Castello or Fortress stands on a hill at 46...