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Italy’s New UNESCO Sites in Padua, Bologna, and Tuscany

The 2021 UNESCO session raised Italy's number of World Heritage Sites to 58—the most of any country in the world.

Prato della Valle, Padua: Italy’s Largest Piazza

Prato della Valle measures 90,000 sq meters, making it not only the largest square in Italy but one of the largest in Europe.

A Special Harvest: Exploring Anatomical Theaters in Padua and Bologna

Much of what we know today about anatomy was first discovered and documented in Renaissance Italy.

These Michelin-Starred Restaurants are the Best in Italy

Want to enjoy the ultimate gastronomic experience in Italy? Here are its top 12 Michelin-starred restaurants.

The 20 Regions of Italy

Italy is made up of 20 regions, each with its own history, flavors, customs, and local dialects. Some regions, like Tuscany and Sicily, are ...

Vatican City Travel Guide

If you are visiting Rome, you cannot afford to miss Vatican City, the world's smallest country and home to the Pope. Here you will find the most ...

Blessing the Animals in Assisi on the Feast Day of Sant’Antonio Abate

The Piatto di Sant'Antonio Abate is a winter festival near Assisi that features a parade of horses and a blessing of animals.

What Will Italy’s Museums Look Like After the Lockdown?

After a two-month lockdown, Italy's museums are set to reopen. The reopening will bring both challenges and opportunities.

Virtual Visits to Italy’s Museums and UNESCO Sites

Many Italian museums and galleries have made it easier to take virtual visits of their works of art and historical relics.

Milan’s Middle Finger

Maurizio Catellan's L.O.V.E., a provocative sculpture in front of the Milan Stock Exchange, is more than an irreverent gesture.

Where I’ve Been: Interactive Map of Italy

I haven't been everywhere in Italy. But I have traveled extensively throughout the country, both as a guidebook writer and as a resident. I have ...

Veneto Travel Guide

The Veneto region is known primarily for the city that gave it its name: Venice (Venezia in Italian). Here was the seat of the Venetian Republic, La ...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy boasts 59 World Heritage sites and holds the record for the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world.

June in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Glorious June begins straight away with a celebration. Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica) takes place on 2 June with patriotic parades, ...

Veneto Spa Hotel Has the World’s Deepest Thermal Pool

About half an hour by train from Venice and even closer to Padua is Hotel Millepini Terme, a spa hotel that has the Guinness World Record for ...

Rooted in Italy: The World’s First Botanical Gardens

It has been said (too many times) that all roads lead to Rome. But did you know that you could trace botanical medicine and even the environmental ...

Italy’s Most Unusual Religious Relics

For every Biblical tale and saintly life, there is at least one precious relic housed in Rome, the Vatican, or in one of Italy's thousands of ...

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