“Italy is the most sought-after destination by foreign tourists and it is an honour for us to return to WTM in London as a premier partner.” This is how the president of Enit – Italy’s National Tourism Agency – Evelina Christillin had begun at the press conference that followed the cut of the ribbon of the Italian stand at World Travel Market in Lo...

Yesterday I attended an Alitalia press conference where the airline’s new chief commercial officer, Fabio Maria Lazzerini, just two months in the position, discussed what’s new and what the future holds for the airline. A few facts and figures for the airline: Alitalia and its partners fly to more than 1,000 destinations in the world. In 2016 custo...

Un comandante italiano nella cabina di un velivolo realizzato anche in Italia, in partenza oggi dalla Capitale e con la livrea di una compagnia norvegese che in questi mesi sta creando qualche grattacapo a quelle «tradizionali». Eccole le premesse del volo Norwegian Air DY7023, il primo collegamento diretto low cost intercontinentale dall’Italia. D...

It may lack the Botticellis, Guccis, and touristic icons of Venice, Florence or Rome, but Sicily still packs a punch. This island -- a little smaller than Massachusetts -- is home to some of Europe's most important ancient Greek sites, the most active volcano in Europe, and some of Italy's most intriguing architecture and tastiest food. While part...

Monumenti, magazzini, locali commerciali. E ancora portici, tabernae e Domus. Da oggi, dopo quattro anni di lavoro silenziosi, l'esperienza di una visita agli scavi archeologici di Ostia Antica si arricchisce di un importante pezzo di storia di vita quotidiana grazie ai lavori di restauro sul Decumano che hanno consentito il ritorno all'antico sple...

The second largest island in the Mediterranean boasts long white, sandy shores, clear blue seas, plus it’s sunny 300 days a year. Enjoy a taste of paradise at the five-star Resort Valle dell’Erica, on the Gallura coast in the north, where, in the distance, you can even see the French island Corsica, where Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was born. The ho...

Genoa once rivalled Venice for maritime importance and its huge intact medieval core, just a stroll inland from the port, is stuffed with vivid reminders of the past. The capital of Italy's Liguria province, Genoa's gritty charm permeates this network of narrow lanes and its historic centre that has been granted Unesco World Heritage status. Lined...

Though Italy is home to some absolutely incredible cities, there’s something truly magical about Florence. Hailed as the ‘birthplace of the Renaissance’, the Tuscan capital boasts spectacular art and architecture around every turn, with Michelangelo’s iconic David statue housed in its Accademia Gallery. Italian photographer Davide Sasso recently vi...

Matera is a haunting city nestled among the rolling hills of Basilicata in southern Italy. Four hundred metres above sea level, it is bisected by a ravine through which the River Gravina flows. On the cliffs along this deep gorge are cave dwellings in which families lived in poverty from Palaeolithic times until the 1950s when they were rehoused by...

Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years. "People have always come in the summer for the beaches," says Riccardo Binda, cutting into a succulently tender slice of Florentine steak, grilled over embers. "Now we're g...