Along the Tiber River, guarded by the peaks of theTuscan Apennines, lies the Valtiberina, a splendid area straddling Tuscany and Umbria, characterized by its natural beauty, its rolling hills that then give way to mountains, dense forests and verdant landscapes, and a very rich cultural history that has seen some of the greatest artists in the hist...

Demand for Italy keeps ramping up and airlines are following suit with more routes to smaller cities to which travelers would have previously had to take the train or fly through a transfer with a regional airline. Earlier this month, Delta Air Lines  (DAL)  flew its inaugural flight between New York's JFK International Airport and Italy's Naples-C...

The excavated archaeological site of Pompeii is unlike anything you’ll ever see. Even if you’ve visited in the past, continuing excavations have unearthed new wonders worth a second stop—and if it’s your first visit to southern Italy, a stop here is a must. But the site is immense and gets millions of annual visitors, so we have some tips to help y...

Isola Bella, a well-known destination in the Italian Lakes District, is located in Piedmont, within the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, and lies just a short distance from the renowned city of Stresa and a couple of hours by car from Turin.  Its history is connected with the Borromeo family, whose influence on Italian cultural and political life...

Tourism in Italy hit a record high last year and foreigners made up the majority for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, national statistic bureau ISTAT said on Tuesday. Registered arrivals in accommodation such as hotels rose a yearly 13.4% to more than 134 million in 2023, the highest ever figure. The total number of nights spent in hotel...

A new hiking trail winding through the wild, nature-rich landscape of Italy’s Dolomites mountain range has just opened. The Cammino Retico is named after the ancient Raeti people who once lived there in pre-Roman times. It connects various remote villages between the Veneto and Trentino regions. The circular route is 170 kilometres long and can be...

It’s easy for beach bumming enthusiasts to forget that 1.5 million people reside on the Italian Riviera–that’s nearly half the total visitors that touch down on just the Cinque Terre each year. Yes, several small Ligurian towns hibernate come winter. But there are also cities like postcard-perfect Chiavari, with a population that exceeds 27,000, th...

Talk about Italian fashion and you immediately think of Milan and its haute couture or pret-a-porter fashion shows. You talk about design and again you think about Milan, you discuss urban planning and contemporary architecture and Milan comes back again and the continuously changing face of its squares and districts. And it is always Milan that co...

The treasures of Tuscany have been a long-time lure for us Brits. For centuries this central Italian region has been a magnet for lovers of history, high art, fine food and breathtaking scenery – so popular, in fact, part of it was tagged “Chiantishire”. With its golden rolling slopes, fortressed hilltop towns and winding roads – elegantly lined wi...

When my wife and I recently took our ninth trip to Florence, a good friend asked, “Why go to Florence again when there is so much ‘real Italy’ to see?” A fair question and a cause for reflection. Can “real Italy” still be found in the city where Dante Alighieri gave birth to the Italian language, but where English is now default in the historic cen...