An Italian motto says, the Epiphany takes all holidays away. Unfortunately, it doesn't wipe out the typical Italian appetite! Below, we reveal 5 traditional Italian regional desserts recipes for Epiphany. Do you know them? The Pinza de la Marantega (Veneto) Pinza is a typical cake from Veneto, although the tradition to make it for Epiphany has move...

Sicily's most inspiring natural beauty spots are protected by numerous parks and reserves that dot the island. Walking trails abound in the parks and you can visit isolated beaches, pristine forests and active volcanoes. Plus you can spot all manner of local wildlife and visit traditional villages where life is little-changed in decades. Here are e...

Come for a stroll through the Christmas Market in Catania. The handmade artisan products are stunning. Plus there are lots of the flavors of Sicily to sample. Watch as a woman demonstrate carpet making the ancient way, a family craft that has been in her family for centuries in Catania. We also get a great view of Catania from the roof of one of th...

Tourist high-season in Italy is usually in the spring and summer, when the country is drenched in sun and packed with seasonal festivals and events. January is typically ski season for travelers to Italy's north but -- even in the dead of winter -- heading south guarantees warm temperatures and a mild Mediterranean climate year-round. You'll miss I...

Spectacular ski runs and engaging trails, where to devote yourself to ski as well as to freeriding, cross-country skiing, snow-kiting or take on an exciting off-track ride: in central and southern Italy there are many (sensational) destinations where to enjoy snow sports. The most renowned destinations include Gran Sasso and Mount Etna, Aspromonte...

Troina is a very ancient city. The first settlements in the territory go up again to the prehistoric period while the first nucleus of the inhabited center goes up again to the IV century to. C. Many studious identify Troina with the ancient Engyon, center of the pre-Hellenic temple devoted to the cult of the Goddesses Mothers. Because of its geogr...

The train is a delightful way to travel on Sicily, although large swaths of the island are not served. The main line runs east from Palermo to Messina and then south to Syracuse via Catania. Trains on these routes are fast and comfortable. A web of secondary lines with much slower trains and more limited service covers some other parts of the isla...

Regardless of how long you intend to stay in Sicily, the town of Taormina should be at the top of your list of places to visit on the island. From pretty piazzas to an ancient theater to lots of shopping, the city is worth dedicating a few days out of your travel schedule. It’s as gorgeous as you can imagine an Italian town to be right from the mom...

Can a dish tell a story? Can it bring someone to a special place even if living on the other side of the world? In other words, can you feel you are in Sicily without having to move, not a single step, from London, Berlin or New York?  The answer is yes, absolutely. A dish can do this and many other magic things, especially at Christmas time.And we...

Syracuse is a city and an ancient port in eastern Sicily, including the small island of Ortigia, which today represents its original nucleus, with a fascinating history. The origin of this city is due to the Greek colonists from Corinth who founded it in 734 BC. Today, its exceptionally mild climate and remarkable historical and artistic wealth mak...