Travel

Castel del Monte has a way to charm its visitors. Architecturally unique and historically precious, this medieval dwelling located some 15 miles from Andria and about 50 from Bari, in Apulia, had been constructed in the 13th century to meet …

If you have been an English major in university, mentions of Otranto immediately bring to mind the dark, ghostly atmospheres of Horace Walpole’s Castle of Otranto. Surprisingly enough, though, this beautiful town in the region of Puglia, known also for …

Tuscany, Sicily, Sardinia, and Apulia. Or Lombardy and Trentino Alto-Adige, Emilia Romagna and Umbria. These are the regions we think about when considering a holiday in Italy, right? Yet, our beloved Belpaese is formed by 20 regions and each of …

It is so blazing hot in Italy this August — an anticyclone dubbed Lucifer swept across the country — that you want to lie forever on the magic, wild beaches of Maratea, the so-called “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea.” In …

Portovenere is a small, quaint village in the La Spezia province of Liguria, on the Riviera di Levante that gently arches towards Tuscany.  Once a fishermen’s hamlet, it is today a popular tourist destination, often bundled in day or weekend …

Olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet and among the healthiest ingredients you can keep in your pantry. It is also a symbol of Made in Italy around the world and a reason of national pride: indeed, Italy …

There’s a lot to cheer about this summer. We’re eating in restaurants again, festivals are underway, swimming pools overflow with squealing children – we can even have a BBQ with the neighbors! Like a longed-for prodigal son, normalcy is making …

Living in a city has a lot of advantages: you can find everything you want, public transport brings everywhere, there are museums and cafés, cinemas and theaters to entertain you. But if there is something the world learned in the …

The Mediterranean, the Dolomites, the Langhe, good wine, and good food. Rome, Venice, Florence, Palermo and all the art and history you want. Let’s face it, when we think of things to do and places to visit in Italy, it’s …

Matera is likely the most well known and visited of Italy’s cities carved into stone, but it’s far from being the only one. The Basilicata beauty has experienced a cultural Renaissance in recent years, also thanks to its role of …