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...

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is the most popular museum in Italy on Instagram, with 400,000 followers. The renowned Florentine museum, which is the 24th most popular in the world in terms of Instagram followers, is relatively new to the social media platform but has grown exponentially over the last year. The Uffizi is just behind the Getty Museu...

Whether you're a first-time visitor or long-time resident, there's always more to discover in Italy. Writer John Henderson recommends ten places to add to this year's bucket list. This month I will enter my seventh year in Italy, my ninth over two stints, and not a calendar gets tossed without me discovering new hidden hideaways I’d never heard or...

Venice's Caffè Florian, the world's oldest coffee house, is preparing to celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2020. The landmark Venetian bar, nestled amid the arcades of the central Piazza S. Marco, has been serving locals and visitors to the lagoon city for three centuries. Opened on 29 December 1720, Alla Venezia Trionfante - as it was called orig...

Not so tall, not so jaggedly dramatic, and rather youthful at merely 20 million years old, the mountain range and smaller parallel chains strut down the centre of the Italian peninsula, curving from northeast to southwest, from thigh to toe, with a bit of a dogleg in the middle. (IT) It’s just about impossible to go from the Adriatic to the Mediter...

Ho iniziato il 2020 con un libro che a definire profetico o messianico non esagererei. Si tratta di Naploitation – Napoli, la tradizione e l’innovazione. Autore Marco Demarco, pubblicato da Guida Editore nella collana PrimaPagina creata dallo storico Giuseppe Galasso. Il volume è dedicato a due grandi napoletani, da poco scomparsi, Giuseppe Galasso...

American pop diva Jennifer Lopez (photo) triggered a flood of invitations after she said in a magazine interview that she dreams of living in Italy. Best known as J-Lo, the 50-year-old singer-actress and fashion designer was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. Lopez, who lives in Los Angeles, told Vanity Fair this month that she pines for a m...

2019 was another record year for passenger numbers at Rome's two international airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino, which between them welcomed 49.4 million passengers - up from 48.8 million in 2018 - according to Aeroporti di Roma (AdR). The news was particularly positive for Fiumicino, also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport, which registered 43.5 m...