Vicenza, founded in the 2nd century B.C., prospered under Venetian rule from the early 15th century to the late 18th century. Famous for its architectural heritage, the city holds the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the works of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (Padua, 1508 - Maser, 1580), who created the unmistakable style prese...

Milan, the dynamic heart of Italy’s Lombardy region, effortlessly combines its historical roots with a forward-thinking, cosmopolitan vibe. Milan is known worldwide as a fashion and design capital and offers much more than haute couture. It is a treasure trove of art, culture, and history, making it an essential destination for travelers. Among its...

INCHING nervously across a wet, metal rope, I looked down at the rocks and foaming river 40ft below, and thought: “This is a bit pazza.” Then a day later, as I clambered up and down slippery slopes in pitch-dark caverns with pipistrelle bats fluttering about my ears, I told myself: “Yup, this is definitely pazza.” Yet here, in the heart of Italy’s...

One of the most iconic sights in the Puglia region of Italy, Alberobello draws visitors with its unique and picturesque Trulli, traditional Puglian homes characterised by their charming conical, stoned roofs. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alberobello’s unique beauty and cultural significance make it a must-visit destination while spen...

Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Cagliari, Lecce, Siena, Palermo, Matera, Tropea, and Parma. The directory of former Italian and European Capitals of Culture reads as an all too tempting rundown of ‘where to visit in Italy’, with several of the country’s most outstanding destinations receiving the accolade. Indeed, joining the list of winners is somewhat...

When it comes to the Italian Riviera, people seem to patter on and on about Cinque Terre, but just down the coast is another (equally as charming) stretch of shoreline, with a literary history to boot. The so-called Gulf of Poets (Golfo dei Poeti), formally the Gulf of La Spezia, offers the same colorful towns and clear waters of its much-talked-ab...

Courmayeur Mont Blanc, an enchanting gem with spectacular views, nestled at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc, is the perfect destination for lovers of the mountains, hiking en plein air, and outdoor sports. This precious oasis of biodiversity is rich in historical, scenic, and artistic treasures which will captivate you. Whatever season you decide t...

Giovanni DiDomenico founded Shop Morris County at age 14 while still an 8th-grade student. As a lifelong resident of Parsippany, Giovanni has always advocated for the local business community. His early passion for business and his community laid the foundation for a remarkable journey. Starting Shop Morris County in the 8th grade, Giovanni made si...

How to decide what to do 2 days in Milan to optimize your time and enjoy the city without too much rush? Organizing your itinerary well is certainly an excellent start. Do you love fashion? Do you prefer art? Are you passionate about design? Or maybe you can't wait to spend a nice evening in one of the many trendy restaurants to be found in the cit...

The oldest libraries in our country safeguard literary treasures that narrate centuries of history and culture. From north to south, these sanctuaries of knowledge allow us to retrace the footsteps of the giants of Italy’s history, offering a unique glimpse into the richness of the Italian heritage. Here are 5 of the oldest and richest libraries wi...