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Traditional Presepe - photo by zlatetic

The art of the Italian Presepe: different cities, different styles

The art of reproducing the nativity scene is linked to an ancient tradition in Italy. Three cities are particularly famous for their presepi: Bologna...
Basilica of St. Benedict - photo by atesevich

Central Italy: hope is stronger than the earthquake

Norcia: a cradle of tradition and art, a symbol of western culture, home to Saint Benedict father of monasticism and patron saint of Europe. Norcia:...
 The Alps are the highest and largest mountain range in Europe, and stretch across eight countries, including Italy, France and Switzerland. Photo by Krasnevsky

Valtellina: Discovering the Italian Alpine Life

In the northernmost part of Italy, bordering the majestic, snowcapped Swiss Alps, is a valley called Valtellina , long known for the quality of its...
Postignano is located near Assisi, on a wooded hill that gives visitors a breathtaking view of the land all around

Village of Postignano, a medieval jewel restored to its original beauty

Some have considered it the result of an extraordinary work. Others have called it “the rebirth of a little gem”. Nevertheless, what happened to...
Spoleto, Umbria, artistic town, musical town, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Spoleto: fall in love with Umbria’s most artistic and musical town

Nestled in the country side in the hilly region of Umbria , in the province of Perugia, Spoleto is a lovely town, rich in history and with an amazing...

Rafting on the river in Umbria

Do you like active tourism? Come to Valnerina, in Umbria! It is a valley full of options to practice active tourism: what about river rafting in Nera...
Umbria is much more than just chocolate and churches

Discovering Five Hidden Gems in Southern Umbria

Bordered by Tuscany to the west, Le Marche to the east and Lazio to the south the central region of Umbria is the only one without a coastline or to...

Active tourism: horse trekking in Umbria

Do you like active tourism? We are in Umbria, in the Mounts Sibillini National Park, and we are getting ready to go horse trekking through the park...
Ancient Roman Baths of Neptune Mosaic Floors Ostia Antica Ruins Rome Italy Excavation of Ostia, ancient Roman port, next to airport. Was port for Rome until 5t— Photo by billperry

Ostia Antica: The “Pompeii of Rome”

Over two and a half million visitors flock annually to Pompeii to marvel at the ancient Roman city caught in time. But just half an hour outside Rome...
Historic street "San Gregorio Armeno" of the old town of nativity scenes with puppets of famous people in Naples.— Photo by AntonioGravante

San Gregorio Armeno: The Art of Nativity

St Francis of Assisi invented the idea. Sculptors and woodcarvers have made them for nearly 800 years. And at this time of year they’re a common...
Florence Cathedral from Giotto's bell tower — Photo by elleonzebon

On top of the world, on top of Florence’s Duomo!

Florence’s cathedral—Santa Maria del Fiori, or simply il Duomo , as it is known to the Florentines, is a fantastic piece of architecture. Every time...

Around the small town of Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio di Norcia, in Italian region Umbria, is a tiny village perched on a small mount overlooking the Great Plain of Castelluccio. Only 12...
Valtellina offers a lot to the wine lover looking for an unusual wine region

Valtellina: the hidden gem of Lombardy, beautiful in all seasons

When one thinks about mountain holidays, depending on personal preferences, one envisions either white peaks and powdery snow or green fields dotted...
Valtellina: The SPA resort of Bormio

Valtellina: The SPA resort of Bormio

The SPA resort of Bormio, Bagni Vecchi, attests man's ability to create something of such beauty on top of a wondrous nature. This place was...
XIX century Dante Alighieri statue and Santa Croce cathedral in Florence, Italy — Photo by AlKan32

Stendhal’s Syndrome: The disease you can only catch in Florence

When I first heard about Stendhal’s Syndrome I thought it was a joke. It is not. This illness has been scientifically researched and documented; it...

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