One look at Verona's medieval alleyways and magnificent Roman Arena (Arena di Verona) and it's easy to see why Shakespeare chose this picture-perfect northern Italian town as the setting for his seminal tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Hordes of tourists flock daily to the 14th-Century structure known as Juliet's house (Casa di Giulietta), wading through...

Verona, the enchanting city nestled in the heart of northern Italy, is a destination that exudes an undeniable allure. From its rich history and stunning architecture to its delectable cuisine and renowned wine, Verona offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of Italy. Whether you are...

In Verona today, far from just Shakespeare's canvas. Here to dish out the real deal. We're hitting streets rich in stories. I'll take you to spots only locals know. We're discovering hidden wine bars, debating soccer in dim corners. Yes, we'll hit the famous sites. But I'm exposing Verona's raw edges, the parts your classic guidebooks skip. We're p...

Valpolicella embraces 19 municipalities, covering an area of 30,000 hectares, rising 750 meters above sea level and descending 50 meters above sea level, of which 8,586 hectares are planted with vines, and of which 3,500 are “sustainable” (and, therefore, either organic or biodynamic, or otherwise in the National Quality System of Integrated Produc...

In this article, we delve into the 20 best places to retire in Italy for US citizens. Navigating retirement planning involves strategic decision-making, and for numerous US citizens, Italy has emerged as an enchanting destination to retire to. These American retirees are attracted to the richness of the Mediterranean lifestyle, the beauty of stunni...

Here we go again: Valentine's Day is here and you still don't know where to spend a weekend or just a romantic night with your soulmate, right? No fear! In this special Hidden Gems Love Edition we lead you to discover some of the most beautiful romantic places to visit in Italy - is there any other better occasion than Valentine's? In this article...

Italy’s fair Verona extends beyond her fame for being the city of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers. Verona was nicknamed piccola Roma (little Rome) thanks to its importance during the Roman times, Verona was established as a Roman settlement in 89 BC. With its long history and so much on offer, I’ve gathered 26 best things to do in Verona. My top...

With family celebrations taking up the winter holidays and the summer a perennial struggle to mesh everyone’s schedules, spring break in Italy can be a great alternative. Schools generally close at least once between March and April, and stay closed for a week (or slightly longer, if you count two weekends); flights are often cheaper during these s...

Colorful houses that stand by the banks of the river, alleys that host cafès, restaurants and tourist apartments, a green and rich natural landscape all around and an ancient bridge, which silently crosses the waters leading to the gates of a majestic castle. No, it's not the beginning of a fairy tale, it's reality: we are in Borghetto sul Mincio,...

Verona or Bologna, two enchanting cities nestled in northern Italy, offer a delightful blend of history, culture, and gastronomy. Verona, famous for its iconic Romeo and Juliet balcony, captivates visitors with its ancient Roman ruins and charming medieval streets. Meanwhile, Bologna, renowned for its gastronomic delights, seduces travelers with it...