One Day In...

It is the oldest cinema event in the world after the Oscars. Its 76 editions do not only show the  way contemporary visual arts evolved, but also how men and women of all cultures and nationalities described their vision of …

I  was having  my first coffee watching the early morning news today and guess what:  Rome was in it, again for the wrong reasons. Apparently, the area around the Colosseum is chocking in litter and street vendors — operating more …

Every child grows up with a favorite fairytale and it’s not always a polished Disney iteration of some traditional story nor, in fact, a classic like Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid or Hansel and Gretel. At times, our childhood …

After all the fabulous exhibits one can see in the heart of Florence, it is possible that a little fresh air in the countryside might just be the ticket to take a breather and relax a bit? After all, how …

Over two and a half million visitors flock annually to Pompeii to marvel at the ancient Roman city caught in time. But just half an hour outside Rome sits another well-preserved ancient Roman city, all but deserted but just as …

It was the eve of a fervent celebration planned for the Feast Day of Saint Joseph in 1906 when an earthquake struck the island of Ustica some 72 kilometers north of Palermo, Sicily, in the Tyrrhenian Sea.  On that unsettling …

There seems to be a shared fascination with lighthouses the world over. These austere pillars of hope and guidance, most often planted on precarious ground, seem to speak to our need to be watched over, protected, guided through life’s storms. …

Barcellonetta,  an Italian term meaning small and pretty Barcelona, is the nickname for the city of Alghero, on the Northern coast of Sardinia dating back to the 1372 conquest of the city by Catalans.  In this pearl  on the Coral …

Puglia needs no special introduction. Its sea, the baroque grandeur of Lecce, its olive oil and fresh cheeses: all in the region of Italy’s “heel” calls for attention. Aficionados of the Middle Ages and mystery can explore Castel del Monte, …

Compared to the Amalfi Coast, its bustling neighbor in the province of Salerno, Cilento might seem like land that time forgot. Long stretches of its beaches remain untouched by mass tourism and a time-honored way of life continues in its …