From an esoteric point of view, Turin is one of the most significant cities in the world. Today when we think of the Piedmontese city, we mainly think of the splendour of the Savoy era, Fiat and the Mole Antonelliana. However, not everyone knows that Turin is an esoteric place of great importance, recognised the world over. In fact, it is one of th...

Did you know that Basilicata is the second least visited region in Italy? Not only this, but my adventure to Basilicata even avoided the most popular tourist spots in one of the least visited regions of Italy. The idea of the Viaggio Italiano trip is to discover nine remote villages — known as the Borghi Italiani — across the region of Basilicata a...

But for centuries, artists, writers, poets and intellectuals have been visiting the medieval town for its sheer beauty and rich history. Poet Giosue Carducci, the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, described it as the “town with a hundred horizons.” It has also been called the “Pearl of the Province of Treviso.” Located on a hillto...

When you look at Venice, the first feeling you get is that an artist built it to embody Beauty. That is why it is not easy to say which are the most beautiful places to visit and the best things to see in Venice. This city is all magic floating on water. Stroll through the ‘calli’, savour the silence of the water creeping under the bridges, imagine...

In the heart of Italy, Abruzzo is a well-guarded and often sadly-forgotten treasure. Here, with virtually no flatland in between, the most majestic peaks of the Apennines slope down to the Adriatic Sea in an intoxicating variety of vistas that alternate between peaks and beaches, national parks and medieval villages. The Gran Sasso and the beaches...

In a city full of wonders, the Trevi Fountain still manages to stand out in Rome. The monumental fountain reaches 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide, and is largest fountain in the Eternal City. You will hear it before you ever see it as the water thunders out of an ancient aqueduct. So what makes the Trevi Fountain so specia...

The Gulf of Tigullio, as much of Liguria area, matches seas and mountains. So inspiring that we conceived the so called Tigullio Trekking first in our thoughts, then in practice, mainly through the web. It is a ring travel path in the Tigullio area, between mountains, seaside and historical villages. A 65 km route, suitable for everyone, no matter...

Hidden away in the grounds of Villa Torlonia - off the tourist trail - is a remarkably unexpected building that seems to have fallen straight out of a fairytale. Known as the Casina delle Civette, or the little house of the owls, this curious complex was designed originally, in 1840, as a "Swiss cabin" for Prince Alessandro Torlonia. However the ca...

Since the rise of social media and trendy food trucks, the concept of “street food” has been surrounded by buzz, but it’s certainly not a new concept–at least not in Italy. I still have fleeting flashes of my first trip to Italy in 1985 as a six year old, when trips to the market were for buying porchetta from a truck and pizza rossa (a classic fla...

About two hours travel from Rome, in the province of Frosinone - in that area known as Ciociaria in Lazio - stands the charming town of Anagni, the pride of medieval Italy and a symbol of political, economic and cultural prosperity of that time. Known as 'city of the Popes' and for the famous episode of the outrage suffered by Boniface VIII, an eve...