by Silvia Marchetti   Many people have heard of the Slow Food movement -- the global organization founded in Italy to counter fast food and the "fast life". Its adherents favor gastronomic tradition and the calm, contemplative enjoyment of cuisine and life in general. Now another idea is taking hold in the wake of Slow Food -- the ques...

Anche in questo primo scorcio di 214 l'Italia resta al centro dell'attenzione degli operatori turistici americani. Sulla scia del successo ottenuto nel 2013, Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Usa, si protrae anche nei primi mesi del 2014 l'attività di co-marketing già pianificata dall'Enit in collaborazione con l'ITPC (Italian Travel Promotion Coun...

By Miho Favela   U.S. second homebuyers are checking out Europe this summer, with the UK, France and Italy enjoying the lion's share of their interest. According to InsureMyTrip, the three European countries will be the most popular destinations for travel beyond the US's borders between June and August 2015.   But it's not just a vac...

Irresistible Sicily has lured me into her clutches once again. Without fail, it is precisely like every other time that I hop on the ferry to cross the Messina straight. Instinctively, I close my eyes and take a deep breath of sea air.   As I feel the warm Southern Italian breeze blow through my hair, I can't help but feel like I am coming h...

Since 2003, Italian citizens and dual citizens have been able to vote abroad for Italian elections. A political group, Free Flights to Italy, which is not affiliated with any Italian parties, demands that all Italians living abroad, especially in North and Central America, get the same Italian dual citizenship benefits as citizens living outside of...

For high school students, one of the most exciting things to experience is the chance to study abroad in a whole new country and be immersed in something very different to their usual norm. If not personally experiencing that themselves, the next best thing is getting to know someone who is a foreign exchange student.   This year, Fillmore C...

Sure that Italy is on the decline economically, politically and from a cultural point of view? Is our country truly condemned to a modernity that is imperfect, unfinished, deprived of that which Leopardi called "società stretta" (a sense of responsibility, a sense of honour, pleasure of conversation) and therefore incapable of being "normal"? &nbs...

Italian hotels and destinations rock, according to the 2016 "Travelers' Choice - The Very Best of Travel", the list of TripAdvisor chosen by millions of international travelers. Casa Portagioia in Castiglion Fiorentino was voted best B&B worldwide. Hotel Bellevue Syrene in Sorrento ranked 3rd in the Top Hotels category. Hotel La Minerva in Cap...

by Madeleine Luckel   Italy is a country with thousands of cities—literally—but most visitors flock to the "big three": Rome, Venice, and Florence. Might we suggest branching out? For those who want an Under the Tuscan Sun experience in Florence but shudder at the thought of hordes of tourists, consider these five charming under-the-radar ci...

Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism has published an online travel guide for the Roman Catholic Holy Year with 20 routes guiding pilgrims through the Eternal City's 2000-year church and cultural history. The routes take the traveler past a total of 354 sights, introducing them with short texts in Italian and English. Included are sma...