Across Italy, these are the most romantic hotels – the centuries-old palazzos to hide out at in Venice, the cliff-front villas with the best views on the Amalfi Coast and the cave hotels built into the rocks in Matera. SANTA CATERINA AMALFI The best bit of this old-school favourite – run by the fourth generation of the family that founded it – is t...

On the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War Museum, a 300-square-meter space celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Remodeled in 2015, the museum offers an interactive, multimedia and multi-sensory itinerary that invites visitors to relive the drama of the First World War, in the exact location...

Apulia (in Italian Puglia) is one of the favourite destinations for Italians to spend their summer holidays. This results from a report of the agency Marketing 01, one of the 30 Google Premier Partner in the world, that shows a great success of Apulia in web research on Google. The research rate of the keywords "Puglia" and "Sardegna" (in English S...

There are almost 300 lakes in the region of Trentino, from big ones like Lake Garda, Lake Caldonazzo or Lake Molveno, to small alpine lakes nestled in the mountains. There are lakes ideal for water sports, others to admire while cycling along their bike paths. There are lakes where you can bathe, others where it’s enough to simply contemplate while...

It has taken two attempts to return to Rome and just a smidge of patience, but I finally arrived back in the Eternal City on June 26th. Of course, I was flying from within the EU – Ireland – and that certainly made things easier. Yet, at the beginning of May when I began looking for flights there were slim pickings indeed. While both Ryanair and Ae...

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the first archaeological park to obtain an official ‘Covid-free’ certification. “We expect the certification to be a great boost for international tourism; we have developed so many measures to guarantee the safety of visitors and staff that we were the first to receive an official virus-free certification,...

The area, however, is actually known for hundreds of centuries and to give evidence of this are the various archaeological documents, the oldest of which, referring to Roman remains, present us the springs as "Aque Passeris"; we also know that in the following medieval period the springs were very popular because Bagnaccio was on the road of "via f...

As Italy gradually lifts travel restrictions, some US-Italy flight connections were reinstated in June. But as The Local's readers report, being able to buy tickets is no guarantee that passengers will be allowed to board the flight, as the restrictions for travelling into Italy have not been lifted completely. "Non-essential" travel into Italy fro...

La Ue allenta le restrizioni e riapre le frontiere turistiche ai voli extra Schengen ma non a quelli provenienti da Usa e Russia mentre nel caso della Cina gli arrivi sono soggetti alla conferma della reciprocità. Una spallata all’industria turistica italiana che in un solo colpo rischia di perdere i suoi migliori ospiti. I soli clienti americani n...

Ah, the Isle of Capri, as in Sinatra’s tune from his “Come Fly with Me” album. A playboy’s and playgirl’s paradise known for its marina, piazzetta of fashionable sidewalk cafes, and “Capri pants” of the ‘50s and early ‘60s—made a fashion sensation by Grace Kelly. But take a public bus just three kilometers to the other side of the figure-eight-shap...