1. Marina de Pisciotta, Campania Lee Marshall, author of Telegraph Travel's guides to Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Sicily, recommends this unheralded spot in the Province of Salerno.   "Twenty years ago, I promised the friend who told me about Pisciotta and its Marina that I would avoid writing about it," he says. "But surely there must be a...

In my head, there's a certain certitude about Florence: this is where I have lived at some point, in some life. The certitude is entirely without reason. Yes, I know the city well, even intimately now. But have always just been a visitor to it.   Perhaps every visitor feels the same. As they take in the magnificence of the piazzas and the pa...

The love affair between Italy and the world brings more than 45 million travelers to the boot each year. Among them are thousands of Italian-Americans, generations removed from immigrant forebears, who come to bask in Italy's warmth and seduction — and, often, to find lost pieces of themselves.The unequaled beauty of Italy's cities and countryside...

Paolo Rossi, founder of the Italian travel site, Dante in America, is arranging for some exciting late summer travels that may interest the Italian community in New Mexico.   "I take groups of people on a journey through the regions of the world I know best, the places where I spent considerable parts of my life, truly exploring all their un...

The Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere is perched on a bluff above the Adriatic Sea, overlooking a patch of grapevines, olive trees, and a long sandy stretch of beach. In the Italian province of Chieti, the Abbey was completed in the 13th century and built over an old Roman temple – columns from which still remain deep in the Abbey's crypt, alongside...

If you want to visit Italy this summer, why not soak up the sun in the mild 65 to 68 degree temperatures of the Aosta region, Italy's smallest region. Although it is in Italy and bordered on the south and east by the Piedmont Region, Aosta is also neighbors with France and Switzerland. As a result, it has influences from these areas that make it ev...

By Marc Bona   Being 100 percent Italian, I was raised on traditional dishes. I took in the rich aromas of garlic and cheeses that wafted throughout the house, tore off bits of fresh Italian bread as I stole through the kitchen, and appreciated sauces that took all day to simmer.   With it came occasional cooking lessons. A little sal...

The new uniforms of Alitalia flight staff gave rise to curiosity and praise from passengers and tourists on Wednesday at Fiumicino airport. After almost 20 years, pilots and flight attendants are now wearing new ones reminiscent of 1950s and 1960s glamor, designed by Milan-based Ettore Bilotta. Female flight attendants are now wearing bordeaux-hue...

by Michael Lewis   When: June 18-September 2Where: International Poster Gallery- 205 Newbury St, Boston Wanderlust is the theme of our 21st annual Summer Show titled "That's Amore" – Travel Posters to Love." The exhibition traces the fascinating development of travel posters to Italy, the "Sunny Boot of Europe," from the rise of the railroa...

By Russell Shorto   As a writer I've always tended to seek out origins. My first book, about the search for the historical Jesus, was an attempt to get at the "real" story behind my Catholic upbringing.   After living in Manhattan for several years, I wrote "The Island at the Center of the World," a book about the Dutch settlement of...