Travel

Italiano: No Longer la Bella Lingua?

July 2017 |
If you spend any time in Italy these days and watch TV or read the newspapers, you’ll soon notice English words and phrases which are creeping into every aspect of Italian life. There are usually perfectly useful Italian words which serve the...

Off the Beaten Track in Padua

July 2017 |
This is the time of year when Venice as a tourist destination becomes so popular that visitors can be put off by the crowds and the ugly out-of-scale cruise ships.Those in the know build in away-days from Venice, one of the most popular being the...

Wishing to Get Married in Italy? Here is What You Need to Know

July 2017 |
Italy is probably among the most romantic destinations in the world to get married in and one does not have to live in the Bel Paese to be able to do it. However, it is important that non-Italian citizens be aware of the steps, paperwork and...

The Sleeping Beauty: a Veneto Castle is Brought Back to Life

May 2017 |
Il Castello del Catajo spicca grandioso sulla strada che da Padova conduce a Battaglia Terme. L’imponente complesso ricco di storia, fascino e leggende fu fatto costruire tra il 1570 e il 1573 da Pio Enea degli Obizzi, che volle  un...

Priverno

May 2017 |
We were 1,000 miles above the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Rome, Italy. Inside I felt like a hot mess of nervousness because the next day we were going to Priverno a small town in Italy about 60 miles south of Rome to see our distant...

Lucca

May 2017 |
Tuscany is one of the regions most loved by Italians and foreigners. It boasts a splendid and fascinating hilly area, Val d'Orcia, many sunny cities overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and beautiful, ancient villages in the hinterland. And, with these...

The Little House of the Owls: A Hidden Treasure in Rome

May 2017 |
La Casina delle Civette è situata all’interno del comprensorio del parco pubblico di Villa Torlonia a Roma e fino al 1938 è stata la dimora del principe Giovanni Torlonia jr. Tra il ’92 ed il ’97 - a causa dello...

Rodia’s Watts Towers

April 2017 |
Located in the Watts community of Los Angeles is the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. On that landmark site are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures, towers and walls. The Italian American who created the Watts Towers, also known...

Another Milanese Sightseer's Adventure

March 2017 |
Italy not only has the Wedding Cake and the Mouth of Truth in Rome, but also the Drawing Room in Milan.  Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the ornate iron and glass shopping arcade, known as the Salotto di Milano (drawing room of Milan)...
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