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Christmas time. Children love it: as the days go by and the 25th approaches they can hardly wait to see what Santa is going to leave underneath the tree. Most adults, whether they like to admit it or not, are …

When it comes to peppers, we all know the basics: bell peppers are sweet, habaneros are extremely hot, some are good fresh, some are better dried. But have you ever heard of a sweet pepper called “Corno di Capra”? The …

Venice is one of Italy’s top travel destinations and always strikes a chord with those visiting it, but while the main sights are definitely worth seeing – St. Mark’s Square, Palazzo Ducale, the Accademia just to mention a  few – …

Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy …

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 culinary tradition. The area has been inhabited since the 12th century before …

When one thinks about mountain holidays, depending on personal preferences, one envisions either white peaks and powdery snow or green fields dotted by a myriad of wild colorful flowers. The fall is often overlooked, and it shouldn’t, as it can …

Want to wish upon a star? Every year, come August 10th, people all over Italy wish for a cloudless sky and, possibly, for a new moon – the perfect conditions to see as many shooting stars as possible. The Perseids …

With its rugged beauty and breathtaking panoramas, the Central Italian region of Abruzzo is a magical place that offers the chance to enjoy steep mountains, rolling hills and stunning beaches, all within short driving distances from one another. From the …

The quaint walled town of Castelfranco Veneto, in the Veneto region, province of Treviso, is too often overlooked while visiting the area for the more popular destinations of Venice and Padua. The town, located between Treviso and Vicenza, has a …

Pink rock peaks set against the bluest of skies, surrounded by century-old pine trees and tons of snow: it’s really no wonder that the Dolomites are one of Italy’s best loved mountain destinations, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage …