All Around Italy

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

If you love wine, you know the name Barolo: known as the King of Italian reds, Barolo is a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, or “controlled and guaranteed designation of origin”) wine produced with Nebbiolo grapes from the …

Dozza Imolese is a quaint village of about 6000, that quietly sits on the rolling pre-Apennine hills outside Bologna. One of FAI’s most beautiful borghi, its name may fail to evoke any memory of important works of art or historical …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …