During the excavations started in 2023 in Insula 10 of Pompeii's Regio IX, the interior structures of two houses were uncovered, one of which contained an impressive banquet hall with frescoed walls. The painted scenes depict pivotal moments preceding the Trojan War: the fateful meeting between the young Paris and the beautiful Helen, which will sp...

Milan—a beguiling blend of old and new, perhaps better known for its cutting-edge fashion and design scenes than for its historic architecture—is a city that rewards curiosity.  Its beauty “is not necessarily the facades, such as in Paris, or the ancient ruins, as in Rome,” said Italian architect and designer Hannes Peer. “It’s not an obvious beaut...

Whether you have just come out of a serious love affair or are a hardened single looking for new love, traveling and discovering new places is the answer! And what better time than summer to find your new soul mate or put love on standby!  The Italian beaches have always been the scene of the hot season. Whether you are young students shaken by hot...

Orvieto is a city situated atop a tuff cliff in the heart ofUmbria. Famous for its thousand-year history and artistic and cultural heritage, Orvieto is enveloped in a special medieval and Renaissance atmosphere. The cathedral, a Roman-Gothic masterpiece, holds treasures such as the Brizio Chapel, an artistic unicum. Frescoed by Luca Signorelli, the...

From north to south, including islands, all Italian regions boast fascinating popular traditions and customs worth getting to know. Many cities and towns over the peninsula arrange folk festivals to celebrate their cultural roots, and often even the smallest villages are enthusiastic about telling their origins and customs through particular festiv...

Italy is Europe’s greatest cultural overachiever. It has almost too much to offer tourists—between its food, alta moda, Roman and Palladian architecture, picturesque landscapes, and overwhelmingly beautiful art (Stendhal barely made it out of Florence’s Santa Croce basilica), its neighbors to the north can’t compete. Then, as if it needed more to o...

The summer is coming, and Italy is getting ready to welcome millions of people eager to enjoy its beauty. This is nothing new, as the essential role of tourism in the country’s economy and welfare is well known.  Indeed, tourism significantly contributes to both Italy’s GDP and employment: in 2019, before the pandemic, Italy attracted over 94 milli...

A beautiful Italian town is hailed as 'a feast for the eyes' but nobody has heard of it. Sirmione is a resort town on Lake Garda in Lombardy, Italy. It’s known for its thermal baths and medieval castle. It has been included in a list of the best places to travel in Europe this year by European Best Destinations, alongside Batumi in Georgia and Ponz...

When I visited Bordighera last summer, the lush neighborhoods, Anglo legacy, and settled affluence reminded me less of places I know along the Italian Riviera and more of the Hamptons, New York’s perennial summer playground–at least the East End towns I remember before they became the high-wattage resorts they are today. Granted there are plenty of...

The Sicilian granita is the pride of this enchanting island, an incredible triumph of flavour that refreshes and delights the island's sunniest summers. But how did such a delicacy come about? And what delicious flavours can we find? Read the article to find out all this and much more, including the country that, according to myth, gave birth to Si...