From the Roman Forum to the watery canals of Venice, Italy is one of the most iconic places for travelers to visit. Lovers throw coins into the Trevi fountain and backpackers hike Cinque Terra. Boasting Etruscan antiquities, Renaissance architecture, great techno clubs, a vibrant graffiti scene and some of the best wines in the world, the country t...

  We all know Tuscany, Umbria and Sicily -- but ever heard of Molise? The door to Italy's deep south -- though paradoxically dubbed its "Wild West" -- Molise is the least-known region in Italy, even among Italians. A land of wolves, wild boars and ghost towns -- sacked in the past by pirates and brigands -- it offers untouched landscapes and hearty...

International luxury travel network Virtuoso announced the winners of its highly anticipated 2017 Best of the Best Awards and we are delighted to announce that Relais & Chateaux Palazzo Seneca in Norcia, Italy was named ‘Best Hotel of the Year’. The family owned Palazzo Seneca is set in a converted sixteenth century palace with 24 rooms and was the...

“Traditional Florence cooking is... a poor kitchen, and making use of everything,” says chef Guiseppe Imparato of Florence's elegant Il Salviatino hotel, a former private estate which looks down on the grand city from its northeastern hills. The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of local specialties, highlighted by a three-course Firenze tasting...

Italy is always in style as a vacation destination for travelers from the United States, and this year is no exception. The country is a best-seller within the travel networks Virtuoso and Signature Travel Network, the latter of which has a double-digit growth in sales in 2017 for Italy trips. Flight searches are also up, but, fortunately, airfare...

From circumnavigating Mt. Etna, to views of lakes, rivers and natural reserves, classic trains remain a great way to see Italy in slow motion. Some climb through snow-capped fields in winter to reach peaks of more than 1,400 metres. Others slither their way round lakes, forests and volcanoes, cutting through swathes of majestic countryside from nor...

It's an Italy from a time before budget airlines, cruise ships and packaged holidays. Stunning photos have emerged showing some of the country's most precious historical sites, from Cathedral Square in Pisa to the Grand Canal of Venice, in age before mass tourism. The pictures, shot between 1890 and 1900, are part of a collection of Victorian postc...

Many people visit Italy every year and I assume that not even half of them know Italian, except for those few words that everybody around the world knows. If you are not interested in learning Italian at all, then feel free to speak English, but if you want to learn Italian to fully enjoy your first stay in Italy, read on to find out about my five...

It's no surprise that Italy has been a firm favourite for holidaymakers for decades. The weather is sunny, the food is famously delicious, and there's plenty to do whether you're after a cultural getaway or a beach break. Plus, you don't need to break the bank for a visit - there are plenty of cheap flights on offer, not to mention the wide array o...

Tu vuò fa l’americano, cantava Renato Carosone più di qualche anno fa in un brano diventato famoso in tutto il mondo. L’amore degli italiani per gli States, del resto, è cosa piuttosto nota e risaputa ma sembra proprio che, negli ultimi anni, ci troviamo di fronte a una vera e propria inversione di tendenza.Insomma, l’America sta qua. Nel 2016, i t...