Italy's alpine huts, or 'rifugi', provide the perfect - and inexpensive - place to get some peace and quiet and escape the heat of the Italian summer. And the good news is that they are not as inaccessible as you might think. But what can you expect from a rifugio? Those in super-remote, high-altitude areas might not offer flushing i...

by Connie Pillsbury   I was treated to a wonderful surprise botanical garden in Merano, Italy, this summer while traveling in the South Tyrol, the Southern Alps in northeast Italy. Merano, or Meran in German, (not to be confused with Milan), is a town of 38,000 people in a lush valley surrounded by scenic peaks.   For years it's...

One reason Sicilians tend to identify with Sicily first and Italy (a distant) second? Sicilian food. The same goes for Veneto in the north or Puglia in the south. Italy is a young country -- it only celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011. Despite the successful export of the "Italian restaurant," the idea of a unified Italian cuis...

SUNDAY, APRIL 27 - 4:00 p.m. doors open - 5:00 p.m. performance - 6:30 p.m. dinner Singing the mountain music of the Italian Alps. The choir is from Trentino, Tione di Trento, Italy. A special and rare experience. This will be their only performance in the Santa Clara Valley. Come early (4:00) and enjoy a glass of wine at our NEW pr...

Italy's top cities for sustainable living are Verbania, Trento and Belluno, said Italian environmental organization Legambiente in its report 'Urban Ecosystem', ranking 104 Italian cities on their environmental sustainability. The report gave an overall picture of static cities that are having difficulty establishing themselves in terms of sus...

WTI Magazine #44    2014 October, 1Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   To follow the "Cheese Road of the Dolomites" means to make a journey through time and space. It can lead you, for example, to the "Desmontegada" in Primiero, Trento, a wonderful opportunity to sample the best dairy production of the area but also a real blast from the...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : italia.it      Translation by:   In all its territorial variety, Italy boasts a large number of beautiful and evocative mountain localities, ideal for visiting any time of year, whether summer or winter. From north to south, the Italian mountain scene offers tourists a range of landscapes: lakes at...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   To follow the "Cheese Road of the Dolomites" means to make a journey through time and space. It can lead you, for example, to the "Desmontegada" in Primiero, Trento, a wonderful opportunity to sample the best dairy production of the area but also a real blast from t...

by Chiara Assi   There's something enticing and quintessentially romantic about train travel: watching the landscape changing before one's eyes, crossing remote areas, having time to relax and unwind and take in the views are just some of the reasons why many enthusiasts consider traveling by rail the only way to travel.   And while h...

We had come to Bleggio by car, prescription traversing mountain roads to reach this remote area of the Dolomites directly north of Lake Garda. Driving from southern Trentino we headed down towards Riva, a tourist town on the northern shores of the lake, and then due north, gaining altitude as we zipped up a valley pass. Sheer peaks and dense fores...