In agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Trenitalia will offer a discount to Italians registered with AIRE. The purpose of the discount is to provide Italian citizens living abroad and travelling in Italy with the possibility of purchasing Trenitalia-Frecciarossa train tickets at special conditions, t...

Italy's lakes have a firm place in our collective imagination as the epitome of luxury: dreamscapes peppered with yachts, ivy-clad villas and picturesque fishing villages, all crowned with the snow-capped Alps in the background. But when push comes to shove, most people can only name two: Lake Como, Hollywood's very own European enclave with its ne...

Rome has paid tribute to Mary Gayley Senni, the American founder of the city's rose garden, with a plaque at the Roseto Comunale on the slopes of the Aventine hill. The unveiling ceremony on Friday was attended by city officials and the grandchildren of the garden's founder who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1884. Mary, whose father James...

Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, is known as “one of the biggest activity playgrounds in Europe.” Picturesque villages, medieval castles, and lakeside promenades dot the shoreline. The lake has a diverse landscape with beaches along the southern shores and rocky cliffs above the northern shoreline. Lake Garda is known for its clear water, great fo...

Are you an art history enthusiast? Would you like to discover the marvellous masterpieces preserved in Italian museums and created by the great masters, famous painters, and sculptors that make up the immense Italian cultural heritage? Italy has a constellation of prestigious public and private museum institutions that exhibit, preserve, and enhanc...

At the moment, you can’t see the largest, most detailed handmade model of Imperial Rome for yourself. That’s because the Museo della Civiltà Romana, the institution that houses it, has been closed for renovations since 2014. But you can get a guided tour of “Il Plastico,” as this grand Rome-in-miniature is known, through the new Ancient Rome Live v...

If you want to experience the culture of Italy, then you need to do more than just visit historic sites or museums. Markets are an integral part of the fabric of Italy, and their existence over centuries is possible because of their relevance in the daily lives of Italian citizens. They are a great place to taste local foods, pick up a souvenir, vi...

Lerici is one of our favorite places to walk along the sea, eat seafood, wander the historic streets along the Gulf of Poets, and not attempt to get to the Cinque Terre on a horribly packed train. Like many other places in the vicinity, it pays tribute to Dante. It has shelters, tunnels built under the castle and in town to protect folks from WWII ...

Villa Monastero, in Varenna, is a gem set in the breathtaking panorama of Lake Como, a place that embodies the beauty and history of the Province of Lecco. This ancient mansion, transformed from a Cistercian monastery to an elegant patrician residence, now offers itself to visitors as a House Museum and Botanical Garden, attracting lovers of histor...

If we think of a white city in Puglia, of course, we think of beautiful Ostuni, but there is another one: Locorotondo. Locorotondo, one of the Borghi più Belli d’Italia, is located in the heart of Puglia’s Valle d’Itria, at around 410 meters above sea level. Awarded the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club for its beauty and quality of life, thi...