The cult of San Gennaro could become a world heritage site. Today civil and religious institutions will announce the candidacy of the cult of the Neapolitan patron saint as an intangible cultural asset recognized by UNESCO. The precise title of the candidacy is "The popular cult of San Gennaro in Naples and the world."The Neapolitan saint is known...

Set in the jagged Dolomites of Northern Italy, just two hours from Venice airport, Cortina offers low-key glamour, stunning scenery and a taste of la dolce vita. What was once an icy battleground during the First World War is now the resort of choice for well-heeled skiers, as well as a few A-listers. Also known as ‘queen of the Dolomites’, the are...

Italy is top of world agro-food standings in terms of the UNESCO-recognised Italian products, the UN cultural body said Friday. Italy holds the world record for UNESCO awards in the agro-food sector with five out of the 68 allocated globally, it said.It is followed by Morocco with four Unesco recognitions, three for Turkey and Azerbaijan, and two f...

Alberobello is famous for its unique architecture and specifically for the white houses characterized by a stone conical roof, known as Trulli. About their technical construction, these are small, round houses made of white bricks, then grey stones and above this, they feature conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs. It is a main touris...

There are 169 Geoparks in the world, including as many as 11 in Italy. The third one in Italy to be recognized by UNESCO was the one headed by Monte Beigua (Mount Beigua) in Liguria, and it covers an area far larger than the Natural Park of the same name. In addition to its extreme geological importance, the Beigua Geopark is also a place that leav...

Great variety, international or indigenous vines and of course excellent quality: Veneto is a guarantee-and an excellence-when it comes to wine. A fortunate combination of very varied climate and soils, combined with a passion that has ancient origins, make Veneto one of the most productive wine regions in Italy. Here you can find world famous prod...

The Dolomites, the most famous mountain group in the Alps, represent a natural wealth appreciated all over the world. Thanks to their unparalleled beauty, they received in 2009 the award of World Heritage issued byUnesco. Although very famous, there are some interesting facts about the Dolomites , which you may not know yet. The history of the name...

Vernazza is one of the five little villages that make up the Cinque Terre, stretching along the Ligurian coast of Italy. 4 of the 5 towns are perched right along the sea (from north to south: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore). The fifth village is Corniglia which sits nearly 400 steps up a hillside. Once a string of isolated...

Siena in Italy is a city of art and certainly a city of good food. It is also a city of horse racing and the most impressive medieval city in Europe. It is a unique city with many ”faces.” It is located on the Tuscan hills and still retains its glory. It seems as if time in Siena stopped in the 13th century. It was then that the city began to be en...

Italy is such a wonderful and diverse country to visit; each region seems to have a personality all its own. For instance, Rome is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, while Florence is a big city with a small-town feel. I have traveled all over Italy, visiting Capri, Rome, Florence, Venice, and more, but no place has captured my attention and st...