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Even today, the hilltop village of Bisacquino is a place for those in search of a forceful Sicilian character all its own. Deep in majestic Mount Triona, in the province of Palermo after Corleone and on the way to Sciacca, …

There is something at the heart of Lerici that works on my imagination to create magic as interesting things happened in its world of sand and sea, harbor and castles, alleys and pastel-colored houses. All can be read through the …

Sometimes clothes tell me about humanity more than philosophers, scholars or gurus. I love fashion, and if you want to live and breathe fashion, you have to be connected with Italian style. Italy remains the country with the most brands …

Creative footwear is an essential part of designer collections in Milan. As a shoe obsessive, I attended Micam, Europe’s biggest footwear trade show held at Fiera Milano Rho few days ago. The 87th edition attracted approximately 45,000 visitors throughout the …

There is an under-the-radar town that has a few secrets up its sleeve. Its name is Vico Equense and dates back to pre-Roman times. The picturesque village between Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia, at the gateway to the breathtaking Sorrentine …

A tiny hamlet in the peaceful Umbrian hills has become a popular destination thanks to what we would call the social media effect. Its name is Rasiglia. “Since summer 2017, there has been an unusual invasion,” says Maria Palma Cesarini, a …

Though ancient, the aerie of Ferrazzano has survived unspoiled into the 21st century. The medieval village of Samnite origin also gave birth to actor Robert De Niro’s great grandparents, Giovanni Di Niro and Angelina Mercurio, who left in search of their US …

Deep-rooted cultural and religious rituals are resplendent in Gravina in Puglia, an ancient town sitting timelessly beside one of the many karst ravines scoring the landscape on Puglia’s border with Basilicata. Alta Murgia national park, a protected plateau, is nearby.  …

Magical things happen on mountain peaks. Sometimes they can give birth to gods. The sublime, monumental and spectacular landscapes of Italy’s Dolomites have generated ancient myths and sacred narratives, as well as attracting modern climbers and a host of travelers …

Rimini has attracted a crowd in August since time immemorial. The internationally renowned summer holiday destination on la Riviera Romagnola is synonymous with long sandy beaches that are hard to beat, especially for families and party-goers. But this pre-eminent party …