The famed island of Capri, playground of the contemporary jet set began its life as a luxurious destination well before today. It seems that the city of Capri has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with evidence of human settlement being discovered during the Roman era, yet its status was cemented when Emperor Augustus chose the island as his...

The coming of Summer brings to each and every one of us different emotions: for school kids, it is synonym with holidays and mornings spent in bed. For city dwellers, it brings about frightful images of blasting AC in the office and boiling hot public transports on the way home. For those lucky enough to live in a touristic area, the Summer coincid...

The rating of the world’s most attractive places of interest has been recently released by Tripadvisor, the famous website for trip planning and booking. Duomo, the Milan cathedral dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, is among the top ten most appreciated tourist attractions. The closest competitors of Duomo are Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dh...

Stretching from Valle d'Aosta and South Tyrol to Umbria and Lazio, Italy boasts some of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Lake Como tends to dominate visitors’ itineraries when it comes to the country’s lakes, and especially since George Clooney moved in, but there are plenty of others which are just as stunning - and you might avoid the crowds and ra...

Virtuoso travel advisors and Brides Magazine determined the leading romantic resorts for newly married couples looking for the perfect honeymoon destination. According to their experts, the top resort in Europe is Le Sirenuse in Positano: stylish and chic, the hotel is in southwest-facing side of Positano, at a mere 10-minute walk from an enchantin...

As United celebrates 20 years of service to Italy, the airline today announced it will be offering customers year-round nonstop service between New York/Newark and Rome. Expanding its current summer seasonal daily schedule, United will now also offer the service from November 2017 through to March 2018 – operating between three times a week and dai...

Sicily sits at the toe of Italy's boot, just 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the mainland, at its closest point, and a short ferry ride from the town of Messina. But our gateway to Sicily was on the other side of the island, flying into the capital Palermo. We have holidayed in Italy before, but now with my partner and our 6-year-old daughter Kitty i...

Baking summer heat has forced Rome to close some of the drinking fountains known as "big noses", or "nasoni", that constantly gush fresh water on thousands of street corners, causing a public outcry. Hit by the soaring temperatures drying out southern Europe, the Italian capital has started turning off up to 30 of the 2,800 distinctive curved metal...

A decade ago, I would never have said much about wines from Abruzzo or Molise, except for those from a handful of producers. And even in those few cases, save for Valentini (first without equals), I wouldn’t have done so in the generally glowing terms I use today. For Abruzzo’s and Molise’s white wines were generally neutral and oxidized quickly, w...

Hanno sguardi pieni di curiosità e pensieri rivolti a ciò che, tanti anni fa, raccontavano i loro nonni: i biglietti solo andata «Cuggiono-Magenta-Genova-Stati Uniti d’America», la speranza di una vita lontana dalla fame e il lavoro nelle miniere, che durava dieci-12 ore al giorno e anche di più. E poi le discriminazioni subite, e perfino i raid de...