The Sansevero Chapel, also known as Church of Santa Maria della Pietà or Pietatella, rises between the alleys at the heart of Naples, not far from Piazza San Domenico Maggiore. One of the city’s most fascinating places, it is famous for its wonderful works of art as well as for its many esoteric symbols and Masonic references, which have sparked th...

Among the lush hills and cascading waterfalls of the Lazio region lies Hadrian’s Villa. Only 30 kilometres north-east of Rome, this second-century archaeological site was built on 120 hectares of land by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Set at the base of the Tiburtini Mountains, the complex combines the architecture of ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome. St...

One of the greatest concerns of the leaders of the Italian American community scattered throughout the United States is to try to involve the younger generations. American kids of Italian origin grow up with the teachings of their families, but time passing from the era of mass migration inevitably makes it more difficult to celebrate the Italian h...

La vollero quasi mille anni fa il vescovo Anselmo da Baggio, poi eletto papa Alessandro II, e la contessa Matilde di Canossa, la donna più potente del tempo. Una chiesa più grande di quella fatta erigere dal vescovo Frediano nel VI secolo e divenuta cattedrale della città nel 725. Circa trecento anni dopo gli spazi di questo antico luogo sacro appa...

We all know how many beautiful places there are in Italy. Fly, take a train, drive, bike or walk just about anywhere, and you’ll find a spot that will take your breath away. As one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, it’s no wonder that people flock to the Old Country to marvel at its natural beauty and striking architecture.

Rome's Pantheon attracted more than 9 million visitors in 2019 - an increase of 4 per cent on the year before - according to Italy's culture ministry. The Pantheon, which is open for free, was the most visited site in Italy last year, attracting more tourists than other "superstar" sites, all of which have entry fees. The Colosseum attracted more t...

It's Saturday morning in Civita di Bagnoregio, and the locals are patrolling the medieval walls, eyeing the visitors as they make their way toward the village. As the tourists get closer, they call out to the locals -- who promptly flee. This, one of the most picture-perfect villages in Italy, is no ordinary tourist destination. And these are no or...

For one week the great tapestries designed by Raphael will return to the Sistine Chapel as the Vatican celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of the High Renaissance master. The 10 tapestries, which will be hung at eye level along the chapel's wall under Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling, will be on display from 17-23 February 2020. Commission...

Sempre più centrale il ruolo dell’enogastronomia nel turismo: il 71% delle persone in viaggio vuole vivere esperienze enogastronomiche che siano memorabili, mentre il 59% dei turisti dichiara che le esperienze a tema li aiutano a scegliere tra più destinazioni. “Si consolida l’interesse dei turisti verso l’enogastronomia nei Paesi occidentali, e so...

2020 is an important year for Parma, as it has been elected Italy’s own Capital of Culture, the city to represent our culture and heritage both in the country and around the world.   Let’s learn something more about this beautiful town, which’s been embodiment of Italian, timeless beauty since Roman times.  Parma goes far back in time, as the first...