Rome wasn't built in a day but over thousands of years. Here's how long it took to build some of the Eternal City's most famous attractions.
Should you take a day trip to Pompeii from Rome? This post helps you decide whether you want to do a DIY day trip to Pompeii or take a guided group tour.
Agnone, a small town in Italy's central Molise region, is known for its medieval bell foundry and traditional religious processions.
Michelangelo Buonarotti is most associated with Rome because of his masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. But his work is all over the capital and it is well worth the effort to seek it out.
The church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, Tuscany, is considered one of prime examples of Renaissance architecture.
Planning a summer trip to Puglia? These three tips will help you avoid a hotel disaster.
Campo Felice is an easy winter day trip from Rome.
Matera, the southern Italian city known for its ancient caves and modern comeback, is the 2019 European Capital of Culture.
The ideal place in Rome to spend New Year's Day.
The latest rankings of the best places to live in Italy.
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the hills, valleys, and trees of the Val d’Orcia “exemplify the beauty of well-managed Renaissance agricultural landscapes.”
Sicily has some of the most gorgeous golden mosaics in the world. Here's where to see these UNESCO World Heritage sights in Palermo, Monreale, and Cefalù.
An Extra Palio - Palio Straordinario - will be run in Siena on 20 October 2018.
Bomarzo's Parco dei Mostri is a park filled with fantastical sculptures of animals, monsters, and other beasts. It's an ideal day trip from Rome.
The Colosseum is a fascinating structure no matter where you view it. But my favorite perch from which to view the Colosseum has to be on this footbridge that spans the busy streets of the Monti ...
It's been a few days since the world learned that Anthony Bourdain passed away. The news hit me hard and I wrote a post on my other blog. I also posted his "No Reservations" Rome episode on this ...
Beaches in Abruzzo don't get much press. They are far from most tourist sites. But that's exactly what makes them enjoyable. We had an opportunity - thanks to, of all things, a winning raffle ticket ...
People often ask me what it's like living in Rome. And it's hard to give an answer that pleases everyone. There is the breathtaking beauty (the Colosseum, Saint Peter's, a narrow alley in Centro, ...