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Discovering Rome: the Rione Monti district

26 April, 2020
The Rione Monti district has always been a world apart from the other areas of Rome; even its dialect was slightly different from the one spoken in the city. In order to make room for the famous Via dei Fori,…

Saint Lawrence not a Caravaggio original

25 April, 2020
After news of a possible discover of a new Caravaggio painting - “San Lorenzo” - the painting has been determined not to be of Caravaggio origin. The ‘Martirio di San Lorenzo’ was originally reported by the Vatican newspaper, Osservatore Romano,…

Roma Pass tourist card launched

25 April, 2020
This better-late-than-never news is great for anyone on their way to Rome this year. The Italian capital has finally followed suit from many European cities and has a tourism card that includes various discounts on public transport and entrance to…

Luxury holidays in Italy: Palazzo Sasso Hotel, Ravello

25 April, 2020
Nestled above the Amalfi coast, the beautiful town of Ravello has always been a great favourite with the glitterati and Anglo-American expatriates (writer Gore Vidal lived here for years). So if you want to mix with the rich and famous…

Summer holidays in Italy: Eden Village Colostrai, Sardinia

25 April, 2020
If you are planning your summer holidays, Eden Viaggi offers a really interesting package which includes 7 nights’ accommodation at the Eden Village Colostrai with full board (beverages included) for only 1074 euros per person and if you have a…

Italy's lakes: Monte Isola on the Lago d'Iseo in Lombardy

24 April, 2020
The Lago d’Iseo is a beautiful and relatively unknown Italian lake in the Lombardy region, near Brescia. Here we give you a beautiful photo gallery of the Italian town Monte Isola.The town is actually an island, with about 1800 residents,…

Italian craft fair: Sant'Orso fair in Aosta

24 April, 2020
The town of Aosta will host an Italian craft fair on January 30th and 31st, which should have an alpine flavour. The Fiera di Sant’Orso has more than 1000 exhibitors displaying the creations of the Val d’Aosta’s artists and artisans.…

Italian ski resorts open for night skiing in Italy

24 April, 2020
In some Italian ski resorts, you actually don’t get the opportunity to be the last on the slopes, hiking down the hill in your ski boots because the chair lift closed early. In some alpine Italian ski locations, the slopes…

Val di Fassa ski resorts open for season

24 April, 2020
Val di Fassa has just opened its slopes and Passa San Pellegrino/ Passo Costalunga ski tracks are now available. The season has started with a series of international skiing competitions and concerts (a tradition that Val di Fassa continues every…

Giorgio Armani's cruise through the Aeolian islands

23 April, 2020
Italian fashion designers seem to have a soft spot for the Aeolian islands off the coast of Sicily; after Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana who spent part of their summer holidays in the archipelago, it’s now the turn of…

Chianti wine: Villa Petriolo wine tasting in Tuscany

23 April, 2020
The grand finale for me of the Best of Wine Tourism Awards was our Chianti wine tasting at the Villa Petriolo, Cerreto Guidi, not far from Florence. I realise that “beautiful” is in no way a technical term to describe…

Dinner at Italian Palladio's Villas: a visit to Veneto

23 April, 2020
If you want the ultimate Italian holiday, we can recommend a stay in one of the villas below. We’ve already looked at some of the masterpieces, in the form of Venetian villas, of the architect Palladio. From June to October…

What to see in Rome: old Roman (Jewish) Ghetto

22 April, 2020
Many tourists fall in love with Trastevere and buy a house there. In fact nowadays tourists seem to outnumber the natives. Backstreets still evocative of Belli’s and Trilussa’ s bitter-sweet poetry. A small, cosy world which still has that romantic…

Spring in Italy: flower festival, Bolzano

22 April, 2020
In order to celebrate the arrival of spring, the city of Bolzano every year organises a flower festival which never fails to attract thousands of people from all over the world. The 122nd edition will take place in Piazza Walther…

Skiing in Italy: health spa deals in Piedmont

22 April, 2020
Skiing can be hard work, but skiing in Italy is nothing but easy with plenty of health spa offerings to relax. After a day of chair lifts and black run skiing with some ice, there’s nothing better than to unwind…

Adopt a cow on holiday in Italy

22 April, 2020
While skiing in Italy in the lovely Dolomites region, you can also contribute to the healthy upbringing of the region’s cows by staying at one of the Residence Hotels Dolomites accommodation. Until the end of winter, anyone staying in one…
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