Travel

What do Penelope Cruz, Ferrari and the Oldest Hotel in Italy Have in Common?

December 2022 |
It often happens in Italy. You stop in a little, seemingly unremarkable town, and you discover somewhere charming and fascinating. So it was with my recent stay in Reggio Emilia. For a start, you wouldn’t ever think that the oldest hotel in Italy...

A Piero della Francesca Masterpiece in Monterchi

November 2022 |
A Monterchi, cittadina del sud della Toscana, le donne incinte possono entrare gratuitamente nei musei. In questa città si trova il capolavoro di Piero della Francesca: "Madonna del Parto". L'affresco raffigura la Madonna nelle ultime settimane di...

Alba's Tartufo

October 2022 |
October and November are tartufo (truffle) season in Piemonte in northwest Italia. I was studying Italian in Torino in early October last year and joined a few classmates one weekend. We took a train from Torino to Alba, famous for its truffle...

Todi's Piazza del Popolo

October 2022 |
L’articolo parla del Duomo di Todi in Piazza del Popolo in un piccolo paese dell'Umbria. Questo paese è ricco di storia e di statue antiche. La scrittrice descrive il Palazzo dei Priori, costruito nel 14o secolo ed i sei rioni che si trovano alle...

The Violin Museum in Cremona, Italy

September 2022 |
When I visit Italy, I balance my time with research, travel, studying Italian, and learning about Italy’s many contributions to art, culture, science, and history. One of the highlights [on a previous visit] was returning to Cremona to tour the...

Assisi's War Cemetery: Leaving with Gratitude

September 2022 |
Assisi spreads out serenely on the hill backdropping the Assisi War Cemetery where over 900 white tombstones stand stalwartly in straight, evenly spaced rows; like the rows of the proud soldiers buried there who had once marched straight and tall,...

Orvieto: Art and History Abound

August 2022 |
L’articolo descrive i posti religiosi da visitare nella città Orvieto in Umbria. La scrittrice descrive il Duomo e la sua storia religiosa. Descrive anche la Cappella di San Brizio, dove si trova un affresco di Luca Signorelli, che si chiama...

Travel + Leisure's 100 Best Hotels in the World

August 2022 |
Last month, Travel + Leisure released their top 100 hotels in the world. Of course, Bella Italia had more than a few make the list. “Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences...

In Foligno, Palazzo Trinci Lauds Nobility

August 2022 |
When touring Orvieto, the magnificent Duomo (cathedral) must be the starting point. The facade’s early 14th century marble bas-reliefs by Sienese architect Lorenzo Maitani and assistants, among other masters, are not only splendid adornment to the...
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