Rome's Fiumicino airport, known officially as Leonardo da Vinci, has been rated Best European Airport for the fourth time in the last five years. The important international recognition, awarded by Airports Council International (ACI), is in the category of hubs with over 40 million passengers. "Those who know this airport will not be surprised" -...

Physical and mental health are essential to persevering through these challenging times. This May, many readers share my concern on how to keep fit and optimistic during the various stages of lockdown. Personally, I've been running on my treadmill at home and doing a lot of push and sit-ups. But all of this exercise would be for nil without proper...

Deciding whether to include Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast on your Italian itinerary is a tough decision. I know first hand as I had to make this decision myself when planning my first trip to Italy. I mean, both areas have a gorgeous seaside locations, incredible food, fabulous views, and great hiking trails, but they also have many differences....

With a fascinating historical past stretching again 1000’s of years, a few of the world’s most spectacular mosaics, an interesting pedestrianized heart and tasty, genuine delicacies, Ravenna deserves excess of a day journey. The city Dante Alighieri picked for his exile is house to lengthy sandy seashores, historical pine forests and nature reserve...

The punctual spring arrival of our desire to escape routine has us planning our next getaway.  We’re thinking of spring climates and beautiful days lying next to a swimming pool. Our perfect answer is a mini holiday on a farm in Italy.  Here we've selected 10 holiday farm houses, all with with pools, in some of the places we would most love to be,...

How can FIU inspire its students to broaden their perspectives by experiencing the world outside Miami – say, in Italy? Recent graduate Amelia Raudales '22 and student Michelle Puentes have ideas. The two were recently awarded a weeklong trip to Genoa, Italy, by FIU Global to experience the city’s rich culture and history; meet with local universit...

Carnival Cruise Line – proudly known as America’s cruise line – is teaming up with Costa Cruises – Italy’s favorite cruise line – creating a new concept for Carnival’s North American guests when COSTA® by CARNIVAL® debuts in the spring of 2023 and Costa VeneziaTM joins the Carnival fleet sailing from New York. Costa Venezia will be followed by Cost...

"Sweetie, where are you going on that bike?” If you like oldies made in Italy, you are probably familiar with the refrain from the 1951’s eponymous song, Bellezza in Bicicletta – incidentally, an interesting story, that of this song, but we’ll leave it for another time! Cycling is more than a healthy way to move around, it’s the perfect way to disc...

A few years ago, and quite by chance, I discovered the beauty and magic of Gran Sasso. Because of my interest in history, I decided to plan a trip to Campo Imperatore (“Emperor’s Field”), the great plateau located above Gran Sasso (Big Stone). In Campo Imperatore, there is an old hotel where Mussolini was once held prisoner, before being rescued by...

A trabocco is a kind of shack on a pier that juts out from the beach into the waters of the Adriatic on the coast of Italy’s Abruzzo region. Festooned with poles and nets, it’s a machine for catching fish; an ancient technology said to be developed by the Phoenicians. Along what’s known as the Trabocchi Coast, stretching south from the aptly named...