On Top of the World: Visiting St. Peter’s Dome [Review]

Dome of St. Peter's Basilica and a blue sky

See Rome and Vatican City from a new perspective with a tour of St. Peter’s dome.

Italian Cities

Before you plan your trip to Italy, take a moment to learn more about Italy’s cities and regions. Italy’s Largest Cities and Map The top 5 largest cities in Italy are, in order of population (2019 estimate): Check train rates and schedules: Planning to see Italy by car? 12 Most Popular Cities to Visit in … Read more

August in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Faraglioni Rocks, Capri

In August, as Italians close shop and head to the beach or mountains, the tourist tide rolls in to cities like Rome, Milan, and Florence. There are still outdoor concerts, typically the continuation of festivals from July, and major sights are still open. But the pace of life in August is much hotter and slower … Read more

September in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Festive street in Naples, Italy

September (Settembre) is when you will find food festivals (sagre) dedicated to the flavors of autumn: porcini mushrooms, cinghiale, and more. A number of cities also celebrate their medieval traditions during September. September 19, the feast day of San Gennaro, is a local holiday in Naples. What is the Weather in Italy in September? Late … Read more

April in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Inside the Colosseum Ruins and Stage

With spring in full swing, April starts to gets busy with outdoor events, parades, and festivals. Easter usually falls during this month and Liberation Day, on the 25th, is a national holiday. What is the Weather in Italy in April? Parts of Italy can still be blustery and rainy in April. But overall, the weather … Read more

The Iconic Landscape of Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

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.”

Best Places to Live in Italy: The Quality of Life Index 2010

Florence, Rome, Venice – you already know the names of the cities you must add to your Italy travel itinerary. But, do you know which cities in Italy are the best places to live? Each year, the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore publishes the Italy Quality of Life Survey, which calculates factors such as … Read more

‘An Irreverent Curiosity’ – An Interview with David Farley

If you know me, you’ll know that I am nuts about religious relics. And if you know David Farley’s book “An Irreverent Curiosity,” you’ll know immediately why that first line is a wee bit funny. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Farley in Manhattan to discuss his book, which has the tag … Read more

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