An Italian man puffed his way up the narrow road — literally. His hands clutched his handlebars, leveraging them for power as he cycled uphill. That left only one place for his cigarette: between his lips. He smiled in greeting as we passed. Headed in the opposite direction, I had just crested the hill and my speed was picking up. On this sunny Sat...

The Dolomites in Italy consist of a mountain range in the northern Alps. Eighteen peaks in all, which are located at an altitude of over 3,000 meters and that cover an area of 141,903 hectares. The mountains feature one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes with their vertical walls, long and deep valleys and sheer cliffs. While the Dolomites ar...

Palazzo Bonocore is a magnificent 16th-century building on Piazza Pretoria, (also known as “Piazza della Vergogna” – that is “Square of Shame” – because of the naked statues in the amazing fountain at its center). The neoclassic style of the façade dates back to the first half of the 1800s, and echoes Milan’s La Scala Theater – an obvious influence...

The Province of Catanzaro is bordered by Cosenza in the north, Crotone in the northeast, Reggio Calabria in the south and Vibo Valentia in the southwest. It was once the largest province in Calabria until the 1990s when its territory was divided to form the new provinces of Vibo Valentia and Crotone. The province currently has 76 municipalities and...

The concept of going to a bar, and the definition of the bar itself, is very different in Italy from that held in any Anglo-Saxon or Northern European country. A bar in Italy‘s a place for refreshments, where one can have a quick breakfast in the morning, usually consisting of a coffee or cappuccino (strictly drunk in the AM) and a croissant. Throu...

On a rocky bastion that precipitates right into the sea, Torre Truglia rises on the promontory of Sperlonga. It is a symbol of the Lazio town, and an evocative location offering a breathtaking view. Built in 1532 over a pre-existing, Roman-origin tower, Torre Truglia was part of the local defense system, which also included Torre del Nibbio (part o...

L’Italia attira un pubblico straniero altospendente tanto da battere persino località esotiche extraluxury come le Maldive o la Polinesia o luoghi prediletti dalle famiglie come DisneyWorld. Buone notizie sul fronte del luxury tourism sono arrivate nel corso di un incontro organizzato da Enit al TTG Travel Experience due giorni fa. Il nostro paese...

Barolo is a small town located in the Piedmont region in Italy in the famous wine producing region of Langhe. The town is famous for its many vineyards and its many varieties of red wine which are made from the nebbiolo grape. Barolo is located in the Cuneo province and it can only be called a village. Barolo is spread over a tiny area of 5.6 sq...

As I sipped strong Italian coffee, the sun played with the clouds against the Neapolitan sky. Breakfast was served on the terrace of our hotel, hemmed in by lemon trees, laden with fruit, which made the experience enjoyable. Now and then a stray sunbeam would light up the huge mosaic dome of the basilica. The sun was in its elements. We had planned...

William Shakespeare is one of the most read authors in the English language. “The Bard” was a British poet, actor, and playwright. Despite being such a big name in the world of literature, a lot of his personal life is still a mystery. Shakespeare’s works however, have been turned into movies and graphic novels. They continue to be performed onstag...