Central Italy

The heart of the peninsula is where many travelers head for their holidays in Italy. The Central Italy category includes posts about Tuscany and Lazio (Rome’s region) and articles about two less-visited regions Umbria and Le Marche.

Five Favorites: Art in Tuscany

To many a traveler, Tuscany and art are synonymous. From the architecture to the numerous galleries to those gorgeous, green, and cliché hills, there's an element of art in every corner of Tuscany. That's why I am very excited to introduce you to guest poster Alexandra Korey, a Canada-born ...

Three Reasons to Love Perugia

Perugia, the picturesque capital of the region of Umbria, is a destination I like to recommend to travelers looking for a new place to explore in Central Italy. Perugia is an austere, university town - indeed, it's one of Umbria's hill towns - with several unique characteristics that make it ideal ...

The Real Pinocchio

Last November, the New York Review of Books released Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio under its NYRB Classics imprint. The tale, as reviewed by Tim Parks in the latest issue, is much darker than the Disneyfied version. After the jump is Parks' full review. As always, I urge you to ...