Both inhabitants and tourists, call Merano “Pearl of the Alto Adige”. It is a lively city, where 40.000 both German and Italian mother tongue residents share different languages and customs. What comes out is a particular lifestyle that join not only languages but also cooking, culture and customs. Living in Merano like a local means to catch the e...

You may not know that Venice is made up of many islands. Experts actually cant really agree on the final number but its around 118-120 islands. Don´t worry, as when you travel to see Venice your visit will be to a handful of islands at the most. A popular cruise ship stop, Venice is served by Italy´s fourth busiest airport Venice Marco Polo. Here a...

Anneliese Alzetta, “era una bella signorina,” was a beautiful girl. Anna was the name she preferred. She grew up in the quaint village of Grizzo, in the region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. It lay at the base of the majestic Dolomites, about 60 kilometers west of the once-disputed city of Trieste. Young Anneliese, with flowing blonde hair, had a wonder...

The beautiful Padua, also known as the city of stars and of the "three without", is located in the Veneto region, a short distance from the more famous Venice. City of stars because it was during his stay in Padua that the great astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei spent the most fruitful years for his studies. He would later recall his time in...

It’s been six years since the devastating earthquakes that tore through central Italy, causing death, destruction and pain. People lost their homes, their loved ones and, in many cases, their livelihood; they lost their community, their social network and their familial heritage. Perhaps nothing comes as close to the idea of total, complete loss as...

Autumn is the ideal month to make excursions to discover the beauty of Italy along ancient paths such as the way of the gods that connects the cities of Bologna and Florence and like many others throughout the peninsula. This suggestive path winds through the‘Appennino , and unites these two important Italian realities. Here you can find out in det...

The Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri delivered the largest cruise ship ever built in Italy, the “MSC Seascape” to MSC Cruises. The ship was handed over in a ceremony held in the shipbuilder’s Monfalcone. The naming ceremony of the ship is scheduled to take place on December 7th in New York. The ship is the fourth to be built by Fincantieri for MSC...

During a cold autumn, nostalgia brings to mind the long days of a scorching Catania, animated by the frenzy of the Fera ‘o Luni market. For centuries, the bustling rhythms of the Sicilian city have been enlivened every morning by a wave of folklore and food that festively adorns Piazza Carlo Alberto. Much loved by the Catanese, the market has alway...

Thanks to archaeology, history and art, today we know quite a lot about the Ancient Romans, yet, there are still some mysteries to unveil: one of them is certainly that of the Vestals, the holy priestesses who dedicated their lives to Vesta, the goddess of the hearth and the family, whose worship was considered essential for the welfare and safety...

Rome is a desirable year-round tourist destination holding an impressive breadth of artistic and cultural heritage. Going on vacation to Rome for the first time means not missing a whole series of "must-see" stops, such as the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums. But outside of the "mainstream" circuit, so to speak, the capital still has plenty to of...