Travel

Up to the second post-war period, Italy was a largely rural country, with an economy rooted in agriculture and a lifestyle that had remained virtually unchanged for centuries for the vast majority of its citizens.  Since then, however, things changed …

It almost seems like a distant memory. Plan a trip? No problem. Is that person smiling or scowling? Pretty obvious to me. Enough toilet paper on the grocery shelves? What kind of crazy question is that? And now – it …

If offerings of Italy’s best attributes enjoyed without the hustle-bustle fervor of too many crowds appeal to you, Le Marche may be just what the travel agent ordered. A diverse region encompassing about 3,700 square miles, Le Marche (or Marche) …

As “resta a casa” mandates and travel bans continue to be the new normal, many of us have found extra time to daydream, to get lost in thoughts that whisk us away from reality. For me, those dreams often center …

Separated by a mere two miles of sparkling sea at its shortest distance, the island of Sicily sits off the toe of Italy’s “boot,” looking somewhat like a football readied for the punt.  Italian by association, yet distinct and unique …

What they say about  Rome is true: a lifetime wouldn’t suffice to learn all there is to learn about her, nor to see all there is to see. Of course there are other cities in the world, and in Italy …

In 1963, the Molise region was finally able to separate from Abruzzo. That action caused it to be the  latest emancipated region of the peninsula. An ancient land, populated by brave Samnite warriors who once even defeated the Romans, the …

With its history connected to the mysterious Knights Templar, the walled village of Alberona could easily be used as the set for a neo-noir film. This atmospheric and depopulated Puglia borgo 30 minutes from Foggia would be perfect for an …

The world has been fighting the same enemy. Reality is, there is not such a thing as escaping the virus,  but in Italy we’ve finally reached a moment when it’s important to start looking forward and try  to reach some …

Venezia, la Serenissima and bellissima Venezia.  For centuries queen  of the  seas, always battling for the crown with Genova, la Superba. Hub of cultures, trends, people and…diseases. Yes because, as all places with high people passage and presence, Venezia had …