Far from the Apulian coast and close to the border with Basilicata there is a city famous for the identity of the historic center and for its gastronomic excellence: Altamura. Let’s better know this pearl of Puglia. Altamura is located in the hinterland of the province of Bari, almost on the border with Basilicata and very close to the city of Sass...

Why do tourists go to San Gimignano? It’s an inspiring medieval town. All those towers get photographed, water colored and sketched by artists and wanderers. Yes, there’s good gelato to be found in San Gimignano. But there’s no need to travel to a town without a railway station just for gelato. You come for those towers. You want to see the Manhatt...

Food in Parma is all about our unique products – parmesan cheese, Parma ham – and the way we prepare them, as antipasti or as fillings for pasta. The best quality is found at the traditional salumerie and cheese shops on Piazza Ghiaia. Cibivari, half a mile away on Strada XXII Luglio, is a bakery and deli recently opened by the dynamic Roberta Boni...

The American magazine The Travel has published a ranking of top 10 most beautiful villages in Italy according to international tourists. This list of villages in Italy excludes some of the most well known villages that attract thousands of tourists every year, and instead focuses on small villages on Italy that are less well known but no less fasci...

Have you ever wondered which are the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Italy? The Christmas atmosphere spreads long before in the streets of the towns and villages of our country. Little Santa Clauses starts appearing on the balconies of houses, illuminated by coloured lights. Shop windows are adorned with decorations and illuminations, as are th...

Those who want to unplug from the stressful daily routine are waiting for the weekend to organize something relaxing, such as a spa stay. In Italy, springs surface everywhere and there are many, therefore, spas capable of providing physical and mental well-being: some of the most beautiful spas in Italy can even be found in the basements of large o...

Set in the jagged Dolomites of Northern Italy, just two hours from Venice airport, Cortina offers low-key glamour, stunning scenery and a taste of la dolce vita. What was once an icy battleground during the First World War is now the resort of choice for well-heeled skiers, as well as a few A-listers. Also known as ‘queen of the Dolomites’, the are...

The night before we arrived at Locanda La Raia, a winery and boutique hotel just north of the tiny town of Gavi, we had dinner with two Italian friends at their Milan apartment. When we told them we were spending the next few days in Piedmont, their reactions were spontaneously enthusiastic. “It’s as beautiful as Tuscany but not yet as discovered.”...

Well, figuring out where to travel in Italy is hard enough: From Venice and Milan in the north, Rome, Florence, and Tuscany in the center, and the Amalfi Coast and Sicily in the south, there are so many destinations to choose from. You'll have to figure that out on your own—but we've done the legwork to find amazing vacation rentals in all of the c...

Where the Alps curl into the Apennines and the Apennines stretch southward, plunging on both sides into the sea, it marks not only the natural boundaries of Italy but presents a landscape of rugged, dramatically picturesque beauty perfect for couples. On your visit to Italy, there are nine must-see natural parks, three each from Italy's three geogr...