Travel

The Culture of the Portico Extends Across Nations

August 2020 |
The sidewalks of Bologna, Italy are shared by hundreds of people every day, many of them expertly engineered and covered as a part of the city’s treasured porticos. Throughout the many kilometers of portico walkway that extend over the city,...

Civitas Vetusta – A City Of Art

May 2020 |
At first it seems surreal, but this town, set within Italy’s hillside, radiates beauty. To the east, it faces the Adriatic Sea. To the west, the Apennine Mountains can be seen. On a clear, bright day, you can see the Great Rock of Italy’s peak. The...

Youth in Fano

May 2020 |
Have you ever dreamed of visiting a mystical place like Atlantis or Asgard? The real-life, small town of Fano Adriano has all the characteristics that one dreams to see in a mystical location. If you ever have the chance to visit the town in the...

Amalfi Coast Hotels Offer Dream Getaways to Support COVID-19 Research

May 2020 |
Quest’articolo tratta di un’opportunità per le persone di avere una vacanza completa in qualche albergo di Amalfi, per una donazione di €5.000 al laboratorio che studia per trovare una cura al virus COVID-19, cinque alberghi danno una piccola...

The Veneto Canal Museum and the Last Bargeman

April 2020 |
I often wonder when Ruskin wrote his great work “The Stones of Venice” whether he knew where the stones actually came from and how they were transported there.  In the sleepy faded spa town of Battaglia Terme not far from Padua lies the key...

The Marsican Brown Bear

March 2020 |
Last summer I tracked down a Marsican Brown Bear, one of the rarest species of bears in the world. They are located only in the Abruzzo National Park (Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Italy) and there are around 40-60 of them left. It took a long time...

The Glittering Interior of the Basilica di Santa Prassede

March 2020 |
Italy is more than museums and monuments. Exploring off the typical tourist paths can lead to many surprises and opportunities to meet and interact with the people who live in the city or town you are visiting. Rome is no exception. Away from the...

FUNK OFF Rocks Orvieto

February 2020 |
For more than 15 years, the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival has been entertaining jazz lovers of all ages. For five days, Orvieto is filled with hundreds of musical events in various venues. Locals and tourists alike fill the city from morning until...

Peppe’s Pig

February 2020 |
When Peppe told me the December date for the transformation of his butchered pig into prosciutto, capocollo, sausages, salami, coppa, and lard, I knew I would be there. At 84-years-old, Peppe is the oldest of our rural neighbors to continue this...
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