Venere.com, the Online Accommodation Specialist, reports that both local and American tourists are increasingly choosing to spend their summer in the smaller, cheaper and less traditionally touristy towns of the Bel Paese. According to Venere.com, Expedia's Rome-based OTA, while reservation growth for Rome and Venice are slowing down as compared t...

United Airlines will fly nonstop between Chicago O'Hare and Rome next year, serving the route on a seasonal basis from May 16 through Sept. 23.   United's Chicago-Rome schedule will begin with five weekly flights before ramping up to daily service June 4. The schedule will then shift to six flights a week on Aug. 18 and continue though the r...

After meeting at the ITB trade show in Berlin, Gray Line and Carrani Tours, the leading tour operator in Rome for over 85 years, created a partnership that makes Carrani Tours the exclusive operator of all of Gray Line's sightseeing tours in Rome—effective immediately.   "Since 1925, we have achieved many successes; however, this exclusive a...

Carl Distefano è un cittadino americano nato nel Nebraska che per lavoro si trasferì a Los Angeles. Da un paio di mesi risiede a Catania e di tornare in America non ci pensa proprio. Noi lo abbiamo intervistato per capire a fondo le ragioni della sua scelta. Come prima cosa gli abbiamo chiesto perché avesse scelto di venire a Catania se abitava in...

Italy boasts more than half of Europe's historic or unusual cemeteries of interest to tourists but is poorly organised to develop this specialised sector of the tourism market, a survey made available exclusively to ANSA says.   As many as 192 Italian graveyards are of touristic interest, representing 55% of the total in Europe, followed by...

Italy has once again been voted as the world's best destination for 2014. According to The Local, readers of Conde Nast Traveller have voted the country as the world's favourite travel destination.   With its diverse landscape and rich heritage, Italy managed to retain its title for a fourth consecutive year. Meanwhile, the USA and...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we speak with Kathy McCabe, host and executive producer of the travel series "Dream of Italy," showing on PBS stations around the U.S. through spring 2017. The television series is inspired by the award-winning subscription travel newsletter and website, Dream of Italy, which McCabe founded in 2002,...

Superare un milione di turisti italiani negli Stati Uniti nel 2016. E' questo obiettivo che ha animato i lavori del 19° Showcase USA-Italy tenutosi a Torino, organizzato dall'U.S. Commercial Service del Consolato Usa di Milano e dall'Associazione Visit Usa Italia.   "Our Parks", ispirato dal Centenario del National Park System, è stato il te...

Vernon McClure, owner and recreational specialist for Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine, was recently named one of the "Great Tour Guides of Northern Italy" by Dream of Italy magazine. Vernon was the only solo practitioner specializing in active tours to be so recognized. To quote travel specialist Madeline Jhawar from Italy Beyond the Obvious, "Aptly...

Sono oltre 400mila i turisti attesi negli hotel e nei B&B di Roma fra Natale e Capodanno: il 4 per cento in più rispetto allo scorso anno. E positivi sono anche i numeri che guardano a tutto l'anno, misurando arrivi e presenze da gennaio a nomembre 2014. I dati sono stati elaborati dall'Ebtl e presentati stamattina in una conferenza all'hotel M...