All Around Italy

At age 9, Silvio Falato, now a retired professor of classics from Guardia Sanframondi, wrote an essay on his village that sounds like a love letter. The intro says: “There, it clings to the ruins of an ancient castle almost …

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 …

This is the month of Saint Valentine’s Day and many are probably planning something special to do. Here in Italy, we are spoiled for choice: we have Venice, which fights with Paris to be the capital of love in the world, but how …

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 hope springs eternal (oh how we need a lot of that these days), so, too, do the enchanting thermal springs of Bagni San Filippo. These temperate mineral waters have warmed the bones of many a person for more than …

It’s quite easy to toss around the term “magical” when referring to Italy’s vast number of charming, romantic villages. Some, however, wear the title a bit more earnestly than others. The tiny Umbrian borgo of Rasiglia is one such place. …

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 …

You can hike for miles in the mountainous Sila plateau through dark woods of pine trees dripping with lichen and moss. With the help of a local guide, you can watch for wolves, boars, and deer as you follow streams, …

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 …

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 …

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