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Tuscany Travel Guide

A harmonious landscape of vineyards, olive groves, and rolling plains dotted with cypress trees, Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in ...

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

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

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy boasts 59 World Heritage sites and holds the record for the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world.

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 ...

June in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Glorious June begins straight away with a celebration. Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica) takes place on 2 June with patriotic parades, ...

July in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

July is the time for music, and there are tons of festivals throughout Italy this month to keep all kinds of music lovers happy. Some of the best ...

August in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

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 ...

September in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

September (Settembre) is when you will find food festivals (sagre) dedicated to the flavors of autumn: porcini mushrooms, cinghiale, and more. A ...

March in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Even though Easter can fall as early as March 22, March is typically the season of Lent. But this is Italy, so the austerity of the Lenten season is ...

April in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

With spring in full swing, April starts to gets busy with outdoor events, parades, and festivals. Easter usually falls during this month and ...

New Year’s Day in Villa Borghese

The ideal place in Rome to spend New Year's Day.

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 ...

From Foreign Language to Lingua Franca: Italian Immersion Programs in Italy

Take your Italian language skills to a new level with an Italian immersion course in Italy.

Best Places to Live in Italy: The Quality of Life Index 2017

Considering a move to Italy? The annual quality of life index will provide you a starter checklist of factors to keep in mind.

Italy Hotel Recommendations: Quick Reviews of Places I Have Stayed in Italy

Following is a list of hotels in Italy that I personally recommend. I have stayed in all of them and found them adequate if not absolutely superb. ...

How to Spend One Year in Italy

How do you spend one year in Italy? Here's a month-by-month, personal account of my first year living and traveling in Italy.

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 ...

‘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 ...