Come l'atollo di Aldabra nell'Oceano Indiano, l'Arnavon community marine park, nelle Isole Salomone, il Parque Nacional dell'Isla del Coco, in Costa Rica, o la Reserva Marina de Galápagos, in Ecuador. L'area protetta di Torre Guaceto è stata premiata dal Marine conservation institute, fondazione statunitense, una delle più importanti al mondo, per...

While they may not be as trendy as their broody, ultra-dark mates, the vampires, werewolves have been certainly enjoying a bout of popularity in recent years, courtesy of a popular series of trashy, young adult novels — and subsequent movie franchise — of the early noughties.  Werewolves are also known, in a rather more elegant manner, as lycanthro...

Stretching more than 200 miles from tip to tip, Puglia is a land of exciting diversity. Many wine lovers are familiar with this southern Italian region’s stalwart grape, Primitivo, but a revisit might be in order to understand the variety’s true range. The most famous is Primitivo di Manduria Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC), a region in...

Why travel to Italy in the fall? The better question is: "Why not?" While the country's peak summer tourism season is over, insiders know that September through the fall is in fact the best time to travel to Italy. "Italy is gorgeous in September," says Fulvio De Bonis, the founder of Imago Artis Travel, a Rome-based company that sells luxury Italy...

Although the Italian territory has a long and illustrious history, Italy’s identity as a country has a much shorter history. That’s because prior to Italian Unification in 1861, Italy was divided into a number of city states and kingdoms vying for power. The country, in fact, is home to hundreds of castles and royal palaces that belonged to powerfu...

La “Guida alle Radici italiane”, presentata mercoledì scorso alla Farnesina, è stata resa disponibile e scaricabile gratuitamente online dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale nelle sue tre versioni, una in inglese/italiano, una in spagnolo/italiano e una in portoghese/italiano. La guida, che si rivolge alle nuove gen...

Italian Enthusiasts know that Italians love “taking” sun just as much as they love “taking” their espresso.  For me, I enjoy a nice beach day every now and then for maybe, 3-4 hours, but for many Italians during the summer months, it’s an everyday, all-day, affair.  Last month while in the southern Puglia area of Salento, I joined my local friends...

La Guida alle Radici italiane, il cui primo volume è stato presentato alla Farnesina, si rivolge alle nuove generazioni dei 6 milioni di italiani all’estero ed ai circa 60 - 80 milioni di italodiscendenti che vivono in tutto il mondo: un pubblico molto diverso rispetto ai tradizionali destinatari delle guide turistiche sull’Italia, un patrimonio ec...

“Expect four days of sacrifices,” Carmelina Colantuono told me a week before I left New Jersey to travel with her family and their 300 podolica cows from Puglia, where the cattle pass the colder months, to their home in the Molise region of Italy. I was joining an eager band of cowboys, herders and pilgrims, some on horseback, some on foot, who wan...

Puglia needs no special introduction. Its sea, the baroque grandeur of Lecce, its olive oil and fresh cheeses: all in the region of Italy’s “heel” calls for attention. Aficionados of the Middle Ages and mystery can explore Castel del Monte, while Gargano is perfect for sea holidays lovers and Alberobello, with the whitewashed walls of its trulli, b...