Florence, Rome, Venice and Milan are arguably the best cities in Italy to visit. However, touring only the main cities of Italy can mean you miss out on some of the most stunning views of Italy, the most pleasurable aspects of Italian culture and the best in relaxing experiences. Our latest Italy travel tip is […]
Italy is said to house more than half the world’s greatest artworks. But they are not all locked away in museums. Here is a tiny selection of statues seen in some of the streets and piazzas of Italy and the Vatican that go towards the 100,000 or so monuments in Italy. We’ve thrown in a […]
It seems those rolling Tuscan hills aren’t always as undulating as once thought. In the small town of Rosano Fiorentino near Pontassieve, an archaeological project is underway in Tuscany after the discovery of three rather pointy hilltops. It is believed these may be three pyramids, built some 14 kilometres east of Florence. Visible up to […]
The idea of hiring a car in Italy and driving through the stunning countryside, dropping into a few wineries along the way, visiting cities such as Venice, Florence and Rome in a car… sounds idyllic right? The reality however is that most Italian wines are produced by small, family-run wineries who do not have open cellar doors and […]
If you’re looking to cross the Tiber River in historic style as you head from Rome towards the Vatican City*, look no further than Ponte Sant’Angelo.
Sometimes the most heart-warming news comes in the wake of great tragedy. This is the case with the Cinque Terre, whose five village towns were devastated by floods occurring along the Tuscan and Ligurian coasts in October 2011. Now, around 150 days later and after massive cleanup efforts, the Cinque Terre is ready for visitors. […]
Such a terrible tragedy in the wonderful Cinque Terre after floods along the Tuscan and Ligurian coasts caused not only massive damage, but also the loss of several lives. Some 600 people have been evacuated and transport in the area is extremely restricted. Many cars have been washed out to sea, masses of houses have […]