Italy

Tips and Articles in Italy

A Roman institution since 1938, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè brews 2,000 cups of espresso a day. Co-owner Roberto Ricci shows us how to fit in with the caffeinated locals. Order: Approach the cashier and say, “Un caffè, per favore.” Or, to make it a...
It’s rare enough for a classical music recording to gain wide popular and critical success, but since its release this summer, Benedicta: Marian Chant by the Monks of Norcia has claimed the top spot on Billboard’s classical charts for ten weeks in...
It’s hard to imagine why a traveler in Tuscany would have need to relax—what with the Italian countryside’s rolling landscapes, cobblestone towns, and heavenly array of meats, cheeses, and wines. But, then again, it’s easy to see how a wellness...
Every year, the picturesque Tuscan town of Siena—generally known for its medieval tower and graphic white-and-black cathedral—turns into an explosive scene as it hosts two major horse races, known as the Palio. It’s a tradition that dates to the 6...
Italy is well known for its delizioso pasta, bello countryside, many beaches and often dysfunctional politics. But it also boasts at least one “ghost” hotel. Most Americans have never heard of Grande Hotel de Calogero. But the hotel complex in Sic...
The Digs: The Gran Panoramic Vista Mare Suite, Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto Size: 800 square feet Price: $1,788 a night The Skinny: The luxe Panoramic Sea View suite at this Relais & Chateaux hotel looks out onto the bay of Punta Ala, wi...
Three years in the making, Los Fuegos will be a part of the much-anticipated Faena Hotel project and will open in November. (The other restaurant is from Austin-based chef Paul Qui.) As its name suggests, Los Fuegos will be all about fire. The ...
Buried in the Alpine peak of Mount Kronplatz in South Tyrol, Italy, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the last of six mountaineering museums built by accomplished Italian adventurer Reinhold Messner. Messner was part of the first team to reac...
Buried in the Alpine peak of Mount Kronplatz in South Tyrol, Italy, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the last of six mountaineering museums built by accomplished Italian adventurer Reinhold Messner. Messner was part of the first team to reac...
Buried in the Alpine peak of Mount Kronplatz in South Tyrol, Italy, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the last of six mountaineering museums built by accomplished Italian adventurer Reinhold Messner. Messner was part of the first team to reac...
Buried in the Alpine peak of Mount Kronplatz in South Tyrol, Italy, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the last of six mountaineering museums built by accomplished Italian adventurer Reinhold Messner. Messner was part of the first team to reac...
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Venice—the capital of Italy’s Veneto region—sees a huge number of tourists every year. So many, in fact, that the city is looking to restrict visitor access to the bucket list destination. The sight-seeing expe...
Despite recently extended opening hours, gaining access to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in Milan can be as difficult as getting tickets for a Prada show. But da Vinci fans have a new worthwhile alternative, directly opposite the Church of Santa...
Despite recently extended opening hours, gaining access to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in Milan can be as difficult as getting tickets for a Prada show. But da Vinci fans have a new worthwhile alternative, directly opposite the Church of Santa...
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...