Getty saves Barberini treasures

The Los-Angeles based foundation donated 250,000 euros to restore the Great Throne RoomConstantine triumphant in divine light, Maxentius overwhelmed by the fury of decline, Bacchus and Ariadne dance.I...

Villa Farnese at Caprarola: enchanting day trip from Rome

The Farnese palace above Lago di Vico in north Lazio is a monument to the Farnese family and to the Mannerist style.The Monti Cimini with their volcanic lakes of Lago di Vico and Lago di Bolsena lie a...

World No-Tobacco Day: smokers in Italy increase

There are 800,000 more smokers in Italy than in 2019.  Never have there been so many since 2006. Almost one in four Italians smoke, 24.2 percent of the population.  The data from the Higher Instit...

A quick guide to Portofino

Our little guide to Portofino: What to do, where to eat, and the must-see spots Ask an Italian what he or she thinks of Portofino, and he or she will probably tell you that it is at its best off-seas...

A scary trend in Rome: historic stores from Feltrinelli to Frachi are closing

Residents fear the closure of Feltrinelli bookstore is just the tip of the iceberg Shutters are being permanently lowered in Via Nazionale, Via del Corso, Via Frattina, and even along streets in Prat...

All you need to know about the Puglia region in Italy

An in- depth and honest guide to vacationing in PugliaDreamlike bays, stone villages, olive groves, wilderness, unique architecture and four UNESCO sites, one more fascinating than the other. Puglia i...

A guide to Ponza Island in Italy

Ponza is the largest of the Pontine Islands, the string of tiny islands located off the coast of the Lazio region in Italy.Ponza is a popular summer vacation destination for Italians, especially Roman...

The 9 Best Bars in Monti

The Monti district rivals other areas of Rome for its nightlife and bar scene. Monti is full of lots of things: hipsters, kids, bikers, tourists trying to get photos of hanging ivy - all of which may...

Rome’s best fountains

A guide to some of the most beautiful and fascinating fountains that you can find in Rome.Water was a sacred gift from the gods for ancient Romans.  The word fountain, “fontana” in Italian, is rooted...

The Trevi Fountain: Rome's most beautiful fountain

All you need to know about the most beautiful fountain in Rome: The Trevi Fountain. The English poet Percy Blythe Shelley said that "fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome".  And he was right....

A little Italian vacation by the pool: 10 destinations to try

10 Italian countryside houses with pools for your next vacationThe punctual spring arrival of our desire to escape routine has us planning our next getaway.  We’re thinking of spring climates and beau...

Celebrating Easter in Italy

Easter Holidays in Italy Easter in Italy has always been celebrated by traveling, and who among us doesn’t yearn for a trip right now?  This year, it seems Italians are dreaming of slow, eco- consciou...

Arrosticini: flavors from Abruzzo

All you need to know about arrosticini.  If you’re craving a trip around the world – or even just outside of Rome, you may be experiencing “travel fever” along with thousands of other expats, nomads,...

New Year's Eve traditions in Italy

How to celebrate New Year Italian style. Staying in Rome for New Year's Eve? Well, the Italians may not have Auld Lang Syne or New Year's resolutions, but they have plenty of other peculiar tradition...

Best day trips from Rome

Guide to 30 destinations for day trips or overnight stays within easy reach of Rome. They say “all roads lead to Rome”, however the central location of the Italian capital makes it a perfect departur...
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