All Around Italy

When we think of Italian history, thoughts fly to Rome and the Renaissance, certainly not to the very early centuries – or should we say, millennia – of Humankind’s own existence, prehistory.  To put it very simply, we tend to draw …

The quaint town of Volterra, in the Pisa province of Tuscany, is known worldwide as the Italian capital of alabaster. The precious, diaphanous stone has been at the heart of the area’s economy and craftsmanship tradition for centuries, since Etruscan times. But …

Are we ready to get a ticket to visit Venice? We say it so often: some of our cities are true open-air museums, but how would we feel if we, actually, had to pay a ticket to walk their streets? …

Our beautiful country has a lot to offer for both nature and art lovers. But how could we forget history? Italy has been at the heart of European and Mediterranean history for centuries and its historical relevance cannot be discounted. …

Superheroes are ubiquitous in today’s world: they are everywhere, from comics to movie franchises, from commercials to video games. Children dress up like them, adults enjoy watching or reading about their struggle to defeat evil and let good triumph.  The American …


Finally, you can travel to Italy when and how you want. Covid-19 times seem to be over, at least when it comes to restrictions. At the same time, things are not quite the way they used to be when it comes to tourism.  …

 We Italians are known for having pretty strong feelings and opinions about things: for most of us, being diplomatic doesn’t come easily, even though Italy is considered one of the founding nations of the art of diplomacy. Perhaps it boils down to …

Last week Pesaro, a lively town of about 100.000 in the Marche region, was proclaimed Italy’s Capital of Culture for the year 2024. The announcement was given by Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini, whose recent proposition to help …

Umbria is the heart of Italy, quite literally: it is almost perfectly at the center of the peninsula, nestled as it is between Tuscany, Marche, and Lazio. It is also known as the “garden of Italy,” because of the beauty of …

Ensconced on a rocky base at the foothills of the Apennines, a strikingly peculiar castle rises over the Emilia-Romagna countryside. You won’t find the usual architectural suspects adorning this eclectic castle, but instead an array of gilded onion domes, spindly …


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