From monkish plague disinfectants to royal aromas, this Florence institution reeks of history.
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Who hasn't dreamed of throwing a few coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome or gazing at Michelangelo’s David in Florence? Italy is one of the world’s quintessential romantic destinations but if you happen to be on your own you’ll still have just as much fun.
Women on the Road's Mini-Travel Guides for Women are all about female travel. In this case, travel to Italy - what you should know, what you can ignore, and the truth in-between. [...]
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most stunning places in Italy. I could describe this stretch of coastline in so many ways: beautiful, magnificent, captivating, appealing, alluring, gorgeous, and wonderful... here are a few travel tips, based on my personal experience along the Amalfi Coast. [...]
Spaghetti and pizza are so popular in North Korea that even street vendors serve Italian food, a worker in the first Italian restaurant in North Korea said in an interview.
Ri Bong Nyo, a server at an Italian restaurant in Kwangbok Street, Pyongyang, went on to praise Italian food’s nutritional value while talking with North Korea’s weekly Tongil Sinbo, published last Saturday. [...]
World travelers in pursuit of rich coffee experiences could theoretically journey to any corner of the globe and soak up the local café culture. But if there’s one destination that every caffeine-fueled itinerary should include, it has to be Italy. But to us coffee lovers, Italy is best known as the birthplace of espresso, and few cities are as linked to its history as Milan. [...]
Italy is crammed with locked away secret treasures.
As rich in history and charm as the country's more famous attractions, these places are normally off-limits to the public because they're in private hands or are too precious.
But on March 21-22 there's the chance to visit hundreds of these hidden gems as part of an annual "Spring Days" open weekend organized by Italian heritage group Fondo Ambiente Italiano.
Entrance is free and there are guided tours by experts, students and volunteers.
Here's a roundup of the most quirky, spooky and stunning places.
Nature, history, art and big events: a multimedia journey through Umbria and the venues of the International Journalism Festival.
Visit Umbria for the International Journalism Festival
It has been 70 years since the last eruption of Vesuvius in Italy, but even in silence it is still one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth.
Wired dedicated a beautiful article to the Vesuvius and it is a wonderful article
Caravaggio is one of the masters of painting in the art's history, and Rome is filled with dozens of his masterpieces! Discover where to see them with this post [...]
Ahh! The Italian Summer! There is something absolutely exquisite about this magnificent paradise. From the vast expanses of the pristine blue waters to the sun bathed beaches that adorn the coast – Italy is everything that a person would want in a relaxing retreat from the hustles and bustles of the world. [...]
Four scenes from the life of St. Peter of Verona, also known as Peter Martyr, are depicted in frescoes at the Portinari Chapel, at the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio, Milan. One of these shows an incident from his life in which he exorcised a possessed statue of the infant Jesus and the Blessed Mother, complete with devil horns! [...]
Luciano Pia, an Italian architect, has a beautiful vision for green urban living. He designed and developed 25 Verde, an apartment complex in Turin, Italy. It’s a 5-story mix of lush trees, steel girders, and quaint apartments that allow its dwellers to feel like they live inside of a treehouse. [...]
Whether it’s a rustic medieval town, colourful beach resort or vibrant city there is an undeniable energy to Italy, and its people are at the core. Quiet afternoons in sleepy towns can explode into vivacious nights as the tanned locals take to the streets, cafes and bars to revel each other’s company, and busy cities swell with the cacophony and chaos of gesticulating inhabitants conversing at decibel levels usually reserved for car horns. [...]
Gianduiotto, the popular (and irresistibly delicious) Piedmontese upturned boat shaped chocolate turns 150 this year. Made with a blend of dark and milk chocolate added to a hazelnut dough it has become famous thanks to the special Tonda Gentile hazelnut (a round-shaped kind of nut), cultivated in Piedmont in the locality of Langhe, which represents its peculiarity. The gandiuiotto is not only instantly recognizable thanks to its shape and taste, but also for it’s wrapping: it was the very first chocolate singularly wrapped in the popular gold paper. [...]
At a small farm in northern Italy one woman is on an impossible mission - to save the nation's pigs from becoming salami.
As Federica Trivelli enters one of her four pig sties, the animals rush about her, honking with pleasure. She says that even if someone were to blindfold her she would know which pigs in La Piccola Fattoria degli Animali or the Little Animal Farm - were talking to her. [...]
The Italian village will have to wait and see if its snowfall Thursday is confirmed as a world record.
The next time the people of Capracotta, Italy, hear the folks in Boston complain about a snow season of more than 100 inches, they'll be like: "That's nice. We've been known to get that much in one day."
In 18 hours, actually. [...]
Dreaming of a fairytale weekend escape to feel like a princess immersed in the enchanted atmosphere of some of the most beautiful Italian spots? Swide helps you making it a reality by selecting 5 Cinderella inspired stays to enjoy an Italian daydream weekend.
Here is the mystery. ... there was a dramatic discovery in 1492 made while workers were repairing mosaics inside the church [of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme]. What they found was a brick inscribed with the words Titulus Crucis, meaning Title of the Cross. This refers to the wooden title nailed above the cross of Christ. [...]