In Verona today, far from just Shakespeare's canvas. Here to dish out the real deal. We're hitting streets rich in stories. I'll take you to spots only locals know. We're discovering hidden wine bars, debating soccer in dim corners. Yes, we'll hit the famous sites. But I'm exposing Verona's raw edges, the parts your classic guidebooks skip. We're p...

Sardinia usually conjures images of Mediterranean beach vacations, where blue-green waters lap at shores and celebrities float their yachts along the harbor of la Costa Smeralda. While that is a part of the island scene, it’s not the reality for most Sardinians, and certainly not what life is like in Barbagia, the mountainous interior region southw...

When it comes to Alpine wellness, you are spoiled for choice in Northern Italy where cozy, welcoming mountain resorts are aplenty. Unwind with top spa and wellness facilities after a day of hiking or skiing, or simply switch off from a busy life. These splendid mountain views and curated well-being programs will surely bring your body and mind back...

The Palace of the Popes in Viterbo represents the true symbol of the city, built on the occasion of the transfer of the papal seat from Rome to Viterbo, decided by Pope Alexander IV (1254-1261). The Palace of the Popes hosted over 40 popes and their court for more or less long periods, throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The move to thi...

Ancient candy-coloured Venice, Italy, is among the world's most uniquely beautiful cities, and is also one of the most photographed. Millions gather each year to gaze at the gondolas gliding through its otherworldly canals as they pack themselves onto romantic bridges and throng its magnificent piazzas – all eager to get that one perfect picture in...

What did the Romans ever do for us? Well arguably, they created the most important thing of all. Holidays. Inventing the proper way to vacay, despite the time and expense, citizens of the Roman Empire still managed to create a way for safe travel as they trotted around different continents.  It wasn’t for everyone – it was vastly expensive – but st...

There’s a rule of thumb when visiting Italy: The harder it is to get to a destination, the more beauty lies in store for you. That rule is about to get a little less hard and fast as the Amalfi Coast gets its “own” airport. Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport will “open” in July, 45 kilometers (28 miles) southeast of the city of Amalfi and 21 kilometers...

Aosta’s cuisine combines the best of both worlds, blending the rich flavors of Italian cuisine with the unique Alpine influences of the Aosta Valley. This region, nestled in the Italian Alps, boasts a culinary tradition that celebrates hearty and comforting dishes using locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. The cuisine of Aosta is characterized...

Italy, with its timeless charm and captivating landscapes, stands as one of the most romantic destinations in the world. From major cities such as Rome and Milan, to the cobbled streets of small villages off the beaten track, and lakes or rugged coastlines, there is something for everyone. No wonder an Italian honeymoon is popular among recently ma...

Piazzas are a typical architectural feature of Italian cities. Ever since the time of the ancient Romans, they have been the main public place in historic centres, connection points for commerce, the administration of politics, religion and local justice. These urban spaces have always represented fundamental places for social life in Emilia-Romagn...