In Italy there are some villages that are truly one of a kind, capable of capturing the curiosity of tourists from all over the world. Many of them are famous for their history, others for their specialties of excellent food, wines and crafts, but some are truly noteworthy above all for their particular…profile. This is the case of Centuripe. Centu...

I cycled into birdsong, into colour, the light glimmering against the white of the low stone walls. There was a spaciousness as I cycled, a lateral stretching of soundscape, big skies, birds fluting. I didn’t meet anyone else on the narrow lanes and had a sense of being completely alone on an island of 2,000 people. Is there anything happier than b...

April 1982 marked the beginning of theArtichoke Festival in an area of about 700 hectares dedicated to artichoke cultivation. Now, 42 years later, the festival remains a reflection of the dedication of the residents of Cerda (Palermo), who have a true passion for growing spiny artichokes, a source of pride for this town’s agriculture. The Cynara Fe...

When Rubia Daniels heard a town in Italy was selling off abandoned homes for $1 apiece, she had to take a look for herself, NBC News reports. The Berkeley, Calif., resident booked her first flight to Mussomeli, Sicily, in 2019 and quickly ended up buying not one, but three, fixer-uppers at a bargain price. Daniels, 50, has a construction background...

While you can’t ditch your passport just yet, advances in facial recognition technology are slowly but surely making physical identity documents obsolete. Case in point: Two Italian airports, Milan Linate and Catania airports, are currently trialing FaceBoarding, a facial recognition system that allows travelers to go through security checkpoints w...

In the marvelous setting of Sicily, particularly in the historic and enchanting city of Messina, which boasts an extraordinary cultural and gastronomic heritage, you can find a bakery laboratory unlike any other, offering much more than simple baked goods. Panyllo is a place where tradition meets innovation, where recipes handed down for generation...

Thanks to yet another grant that Italian-American businessman Paul Butera bestowed on the municipality of Cinisi (Sicily), the new road connecting the “Redemptoris Mater” church to SS 113 has finally been completed. The important roadway will be inaugurated in his presence on Saturday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. and will be dedicated to the memory of th...

Italy, as a nation-state, has existed in its current form for about a century and a half – no more. Regular visitors, travellers and property owners will be fully aware that this nation-state is in fact an amalgamation of many similar but different regions and peoples, who eat differently, live diverse lifestyles, and often – at home at least – spe...

Sicily is a special land, rich in traditions and stories. A fantastic place capable of dragging you into a romantic, dreamy dimension, caressed by the sound of the waves crashing on the shoreline and a light breeze blowing from the sea. Crystal clear water and an infinite variety of beaches to choose, from those with very fine sand, to deserted and...

Three of the world's 50 most beautiful beaches are Italian: two in Sardinia, Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzè, and one in Sicily, in Lampedusa, the "spiaggia dei conigli". This is certified by the U.S. website worlds50beaches.com, which assigns second place to Cala Mariolu, 19th to Cala Goloritzè, on the same coast in Baunei, Ogliastra, while Conigl...