mariella radaelli

The water is crystal clear and it lures snorkelers and divers who can explore numerous surrounding islets and reefs

Unspoiled Italy: The Calming Quiet of Framura

A constellation of little hamlets comprise the commune of Framura, an atmospheric, somnolent village perched on a rocky outcrop rising from the...
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

The Sicilian Connection: Dolce & Gabbana’s Inspiration has gone Global

Some say beauty is simple. But others contend it’s complicated. Can it be both? To enter into the sensuous curves of a Dolce & Gabbana design is...
The Grand Hotel one of Lombardy's architectural marvels will return to life in 2019. It was once the choice of royalty and many other famous guests

San Pellegrino: More than an Iconic Beverage

Only a 15-minute drive from Bergamo, the small picturesque town of San Pellegrino Terme still boasts the hot springs and stunning architecture that...
Luigi Tinelli joined the Sardinian army and organized The Chausseurs des Alpes that fought the Austrians

Luigi Tinelli: Activist, entrepreneur and exceptional immigrant

Luigi Tinelli arrived in America in October 1836, but he was far from an average emigrant. All his life he was a man of impassioned action – a...
Fishing boats in Port of Favignana in Sicily — Photo by beketoff

Favignana: Storied island of sun, sea and stone

Today the sun-kissed island of Favignana off the northwest coast of Sicily is popular with tourists from across the globe, but in August, 1943 it had...
City view of medieval town Erice, Sicily — Photo by asmfoto

Erice: A marriage of history and romance

Towering 2,460 feet above Trapani on the Mediterranean Sea in northwest Sicily, the ancient citadel of Erice has found a new outlook by catering to...

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