by Chiara Baroncelli   Have you ever slept into an igloo or at the top of a lighthouse surrounded by mountains or sea? And what about spending a night inside a mill or on the top of a tree? Such places do actually exist in Italy. Hard to believe?   From Trulli in Puglia to a new age monastery in Umbria passing by an ancient and rich i...

by Alex Schechter   There's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Its exquisite beauty, its relaxed pace, its startling integration of the ancient and the modern—it all contributes to the magic.   Whether you're flying down pistes in the Dolomites, or sunning yo...

Italians in Italy don't like to rush things like in America...savor the day, and holiday...one at a time. Come the 1st of December though, Italians and visitors from throughout Europe will be ready to shop in Italy's traditional Christmas Markets. In Levico Terme, in Valsugana, the Historical Habsburg Park provides the fairytale location for the t...

Italy every year renews itself as a top destination for Alpine skiing. The trend of skiing the mountains during evening hours widens ever more, and more Italian ski resorts have begun offering extensive lighting on the slopes over the last few years.Trentino Alto Adige is the biggest hub for nocturnal sport on the snow. From Tuesday to Sunday, Pla...

Where the wafer meets the road — Loacker's is celebrating its 90th anniversary through its American Road Trip campaign this summer. While the iconic Italian wafer and cookie company has been based in the Sud Tirol region of Italy since 1925, its made waves in the U.S. only in recent years.   "We're thrilled to be celebrating our 90th An...

by Claudia Astarita   Christmas comes along with a beautiful atmosphere of love, family and...markets! This is a spread tradition worldwide that in Italy turns out to be very special thanks to the mouth-watering food and nativity scenes, finely made by local craftsmen. Let us explore some of the Italian best Christmas markets one should...

  WTI Magazine #49    2014 December, 10Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Visiting Trentino Alto Adige during the Christmas season is just magical!Besides the wonder of its snow-filled landscapes - highly-appreciated by skiers, of course - its magnificent Christmas markets, in Trento and Bolzano during Advent, are what makes the Region so...

If spending time in mountain regions brings you the incomparable feeling of exhilaration, awe and serenity, then the Italian Alps could be the next place to visit. If you enjoy something extraordinary, dramatic, yet lovely beyond words, you may wish to head specifically to the Dolomites.   The Dolomites is a range of mountains in the northea...

Italians call it a brindisi, the celebratory clinking of glasses to mark a special occasion. And if the occasion is really special, there is a good chance it will involve fizz from Ferrari, the country's market leader in the production of top-end sparkling wine.   A 113-year-old family-run business based at Trento in the foothills of th...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   The town sprung up along the Brennero road, the most important communication link between Italy and Germany. In spite of the construction of new residential areas, the layout of the town has remained more or less unaltered since the end of the 13th centu...