History-lovers visiting Rome in 2022 are in for a treat, because the historic Area Sacra in Largo di Torre Argentina is set to undergo extensive restoration work that will make it accessible. The sunken area is where the remains of four Republican-era temples are located, all built between the second and fourth centuries BCE. The Theatre of Pompey...

Classified as one of Italy’s most beautiful historic villages, Civita di Bagnoregio will be vying for Unesco World Heritage status.  The proposal came early this year from the Italian Unesco commission and is backed by the Lazio region, where the village is located, and by Italy’s Culture Ministry. A response is expected in 2022.  Surrounded by ste...

Rome's archaeological site at Largo Argentina is about to undergo major works, funded by luxury jeweller Bvlgari, to open up the city's fabled 'Area Sacra' to visitors for the first time. Best known as the scene of Julius Caesar's assassination, the Largo Argentina site includes four Roman Republican temples, dating from between the third and secon...

Given the country’s rich history, world-renowned gastronomy, and spectacular natural beauty, it’s no wonder that people across the globe have been dreaming about their next vacation to Italy. As the steady rollout of vaccinations continues, there’s no better time than the present to start scoping out the perfect destination for your next trip. For...

I think we all agree on this: Palermo is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Crossroad between East and West, it is a melting pot of cultures, people, flavors and colors. It is reminiscent of the Middle East like no other place in the country and, for this reason alone, it would be magical already. But it has so much more.  For instance, did you...

Calabria, otherwise known as the “toe” of Italy’s boot, is a rustic region rich in culture, cuisine, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. With its abundance of postcard-perfect landscapes, inviting Mediterranean climate, and timeless towns dotting the coastline, Calabria represents a fantastic investment opportunity for those look...

Of Italy’s many tempting wine regions, those devoted to producing its legendary crus are essential stops for oenophiles wanting to sample the marvels of a celebrated DOCG territory at the source. Brunello di Montalcino, which like its powerhouse counterpart in Piedmont, Barolo, has been dubbed the “king of wine” (although they rely on different gra...

In theory, the plan of the Italian government is: opening up some islands. The criteria include having an adeguate hospital system, at least one ICU, and follow the safety and health measures. This way, the islands should be able to guarantee a safe summer. The concept is: vaccinate here first. And vaccinate the whole population of the islands. The...

La Primavera brings us outdoors to revel in the delights of Italy’s gardens. Here Mamma Nature is tamed to glorious effect, with each spot reflecting the unique character of its creator. These five beauties were inspired one way or another by women: Gardens of Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore In 1632, Carlo III Borromeo decided to transform one of his fa...

THE BASILICA DI SANT’ANDREA STANDS in Mantua’s historical center, overlooking the Piazza Mantegna. In the crypt are kept two reliquaries with earth soaked in the blood of Christ. Christian tradition holds that while Jesus was being crucified, a Roman soldier named Longinus pierced his side with a lance. After Jesus died, Longinus repented for his s...