Italy is Top Destination 2021 according to Travel and Leisure, the famous New York travel magazine published for the first time in 1937 and led by Jacqueline Gifford: it was already announced in November that Italy would be top Destination 2021 with an article signed by Maria Shollenbarger. “All you have to do, really, is close your eyes, and you’r...

Erin Lewis likes to describe herself as “American by blood, Italian by heart.” She felt called to Italy for many years before finally deciding to make the move six years ago. She settled in Florence, where she had already lived before. There, she rented an apartment; as time went by, she gravitated more and more towards the countryside, until she d...

IT’S HARD TO DESCRIBE THE wilderness and abandonment of this spectacular archaeological site. Norchia was a satellite settlement of the powerful Etruscan city of Tarquinia, which dominated the coast of northern Lazio during the 4th-century CE. Norchia was likely established as one of the city’s outposts inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea, which also cr...

Italy's Culture Minister has declared Procida the Italian Culture Capital for 2022. The smallest island in the Bay of Naples, Procida beat out nine other destinations for the title. Often overshadowed by nearby Capri and Ischia, Procida comprises just two square miles on which a stack of compact, colorful homes conceals narrow, serpentine lanes tha...

Marina di Camerota is an exceptional destination on the Cilento coast, in the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. It’s located in one of the most enchanting areas of southern Italy, where nature is beautiful and unspoilt. Between 2000 and 2014 Marina di Camerota has received important awards for its crystal-clear sea and for the tourist la...

Rome’s fountains constantly hit the headlines due to misbehaving foreigners diving naked or partially clothed into their cooling waters. But they continue to add a sense of wonder and a touch of magic to Roman days and nights. Here are some of our favourites for you to visit this summer. Trevi Fountain Synonymous with Italian movies after its starr...

Few places evoke the mythic legacy of the Mediterranean as powerfully as the tiny Tyrrhenian island of Ischia. With its tangles of bougainvillaea cascading over parched rocks, lizards darting between slabs of volcanic tufa and cliffs rearing up over indigo waves, Ischia feels more like a place Odysseus might have visited than a typical Italian holi...

When things in Italy return to some semblance of “normal,” I know straight where I’m headed — to Via del Governo Vecchio in Rome. The “street of the old government” per translation — in reference to the former papal government office at No. 39 — offers the best of Rome squeezed into just 450 meters (about a third of a mile), a few steps from Piazza...

In a far distant past, Aosta was known as Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC, Aosta is the second Italian city with the largest number of Roman ruins still visible - in fact, it is sometimes called ‘Rome of the Alps,’ being located near the mountains in the north-western tiny region of Val d’Aosta, close to the French bord...

As an Italian tour leader and travel designer, this past year has been difficult to say the least. I miss my native land, taking my travel clients around, sipping cappuccino or wine, or strolling with a gelato in hand. But while we can’t travel to Italy right now, there’s no stopping us from planning our next adventure. Anticipation of a future tri...