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.

Volterra, Tuscany

Vampires in Volterra: ‘Twilight’ Tourism in Tuscany

New Moon, the second book in the Twilight series, has some scenes set in the Tuscan town of Volterra. Learn more about Volterra, including its vampire tour.

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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

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