UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy holds the record for the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world.

February in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

A costumed Carnevale celebrants in Venice

February is frigid in most parts of Italy, but is not without its festivities. There’s Valentine’s Day and Carnevale, and many Italian schools observe a winter break called Settimana Bianca — White Week — a time for skiing and sledding. What is the Weather in Italy in February? February in Italy is just as cold … Read more

The Monumental Trees of Italy

Gli Alberi Monumentali d'Italia

Have you seen this book? Many years ago, I found this book while browsing the clearance stacks at a used bookstore in Washington, DC. Published in 1990, Gli Alberi Monumentali d’Italia is a beautiful coffee table book full of color photos of legendary trees from Italy’s islands and central/southern regions. Roman pines, Holm oaks, olive, … Read more

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Tourism Boards

Below, in alphabetical order by region, are links to official regional and local tourism boards in Italy. These include 14 “città metropolitane,” which are larger cities and their metro areas. Tourism board sites are often fantastic resources for learning more about destinations to visit, where to stay, and how to get there and around. You … Read more