Air Italy has added 10 new destinations to its network through the signing of a Special Prorate Agreement with Alaska Airlines. The new interline agreement start the airlines’ partnership with 10 destinations across the US and Mexico: Anchorage, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, San Diego, Newark, San Jose (CA) and Guadalajara (...

Sardinia, the Cilento area of the southern province of Salerno and the Maremma zone spreading between Lazio and Tuscany were the parts of Italy to come out strongest in the 2019 edition of the annual guide of seaside resorts prepared by Legambiente and the Touring Club Italiano. Pollica, near Salerno; Castiglione della Pescaia, in the province of G...

Sicily is full of superlatives, many of them relating to treasures of the ancient world. In Agrigento's Valley of Temples, for example, you'll see one of the three most perfect temples in the Greek world. At Selinunte is one of the largest of all known Greek temples. Villa Romana del Casale in Enna, with more than 3,500 square meters of mosaics, is...

Viticulture enthusiasts in Piedmont, a renowned wine-producing region of Italy, can wander the halls and rooms of a castle that dates back to the 10th century to trace the evolution of wine’s significance to humankind. The journey begins in nature, then moves into the discovery of wine and how it’s impacted civilizations and cultures throughout his...

Sardinia has an age-old story, told by the archaeological evidence dotted throughout the territory. The tangible signs of the prehistoric island are endless: menhir, dolmen, domus de Janas, sacred wells, tombs of the giants and countless Nuraghe complexes. Enormous stones that have been guarding secrets for four thousand years. Buildings, often int...

Pennabilli helped Anna Bonavita recover. Now the Edina woman hopes to return the favor. Bonavita was living in Italy and mourning the death of her husband, Italian-born Massimo Bonavita, when she first encountered the medieval hilltop town in the Emilia-Romagna region in 2017. A friend brought her there, hoping to renew her spirit. “She wanted to s...

What can a long-dead writer tell you about travelling in Italy? A lot you'd never otherwise see. History enthusiast Stewart Skelt shares some of his favourite travel writing about Italy throughout the centuries. All armchair travellers and lovers of Italy surely enjoy travel writing on Italy – such books extend the pleasure of the actual journey fo...

Certainly, there is no shortage of magical destinations within a country as diverse as Italy to take your fancy but as you know as well as me, it remains a very popular country to visit. Many people come with stars in their eyes and very determined and full itineraries to hit the hot spots that they’ve read so much about online.  Cinque Terre, Veni...

Carlo Tacconi is the worker who gets on the highest and most beautiful roof of Florence. The only one that enters the golden ball of Verrocchio on top of Brunelleschi’s Dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the symbol of the city. Up there, 116 meters from the ground, after 463 steps, opens the window and enjoys a unique view. “We get on...

Fourteen completely renovated rooms have opened on the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, forming a new large section of paintings dedicated to the 16th century, the golden century of Italian painting, featuring Venetian and Florentine masterpieces from the Medici collection. The new arrangement comprises 105 works of art, a part of whi...