Italy

Tips and Articles in Italy

When South African-Italian travel marketing consultant Mikaela Bandini moved to the semi-abandoned neighbourhood of Sassi di Matera in the city of Matera, located in southern Italy’s Basilicata region, 23 years ago, she never imagined owning one o...
“The Florentine food scene is constantly changing—tourists want traditional cuisine and Florentines, who have never forgotten the glories of Renaissance, are quite conservative,” says chef Fulvio Pierangelini, the Italian chef who became a culinar...
Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, he of the ample, exaggerated figures depicted in flat, bright colors, has created a promotional poster for the upcoming Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. The ad, featuring a dancing couple in...
If you thought the tourists who damaged an 18th-century statue while taking a selfie was bad, you're going to love (read: cringe and immediately hate) this. On Monday, three Korean men visiting the Expo 2015 crashed their drone into the Milan Cath...
Dressing for a religious site can be tricky, especially if the site is just one of many stops on a full itinerary. When visiting Vatican City, it’s important to remember that the Sistine Chapel isn’t just a tourist attraction—it’s a Roman Catholic...
In a move straight out of your European daydreams, the Sicilian mountain village of Gangi is giving away for free or at a steep discount many of the houses that line its ancient stone streets. But there’s a catch, the New York Times reports. An...
Just a fifteen-minute train ride from Milan’s Central Station, the stately city of Monza is mostly ignored by non-Italians—apart from the occasional Formula One fan. Now, though, the famous racetrack is not the only reason to visit: spurred by Exp...
Mention the Last Supper and most people think of Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Milanese fresco, but a new series of pop-up dinners that’s just launched in Florence aims to highlight the city’s lesser-known depictions of the infamous biblical banquet—...
"The view at Il San Pietro di Positano overlooking the cliffs at sunset is breathtaking," says tennis pro Maria Sharapova. It doesn’t take a five-time Grand Slam champion to appreciate the transcendent beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea at dusk, with Ca...
Enlisting renowned Italian architect Ruggero Venelli, Sheraton has added another upscale property to Lake Como’s enchanting waterfront. The Sheraton Lake Como Hotel (doubles from $192) now welcomes guests with 116 rooms sporting handcrafted furnit...
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...
Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month spoke on the ills of the mixology trend—finds it in disparate places around the world. It pops up o...