Italy’s Most Unusual Religious Relics

Sacra Cintola - Sacred Belt, Prato

No matter if you’re a devout Catholic or a curious non-believer, you should make a point to check out a few of Italy’s unusual religious relics. More than 2,000 years of Christianity have produced numerous fascinating stories – some gruesome, some inspirational, some a little of both. Indeed it seems that for every Biblical tale … Read more

Resolution: Italian Citizenship

Did know that you can get honorary citizenship from the Terre di Siena (Siena’s provincial tourism board)? Citizenship entails signing a Sustainable Tourism charter. Here’s what the charter lists as an honorary citizen’s privileges: Receive full information about local activities in the community Receive detailed information that will allow you to select the very best of … Read more

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