Matera the European Capital of Culture for 2019


Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the eastern part of the Basilicata region, practically on the border with the region of Puglia. Matera is the second largest city in Basilicata and the largest municipality in the region. Matera is the European Capital of Culture for 2019. It Read More

Pompeii, an endless discovery


Pompeii is a place of continuous discoveries, which never ceases to offer surprises. Last year the excavations in the archaeological area brought to light new environments, frescoes, objects and jewels that make real the history of Pompeii in all its refined beauty. The area exposing the greatest treasures is the one known as Regio V. Read More

Five Christmas traditions in Italy


Christmas is a very popular holiday in Italy. The Christmas traditions are many and often different from region to region. Christmas tree The tree is one of the most famous symbols of Christmas all over the world. The modern use of the tree was born according to some in Tallinn, in Estonia, in 1441, when Read More

Pasta alla Carbonara


On the origins of pasta alla Carbonara there is not an official version. Thera are many and various hypotheses regarding the birth of this delicious dish, typical of the Roman gastronomic tradition. Italian origin A first hypothesis traces the birth of the Carbonara to the woodsmen who went to the Apennine mountains, in the areas Read More

The Cinque Terre


In Italy, in Liguria, there is a unique place that at least once in life is worth visiting, the Cinque Terre National Park. Five beautiful villages overlooking a cobalt blue sea, with very clean waters. From west to east they are: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Behind the Read More

The story of gondola, symbol of Venice


The gondola is the typical boat of Venice. Who doesn’t know it? It is unique, like the city it represents, also for its characteristics. Let’s find out what they are and what its history is.

The feast of San Gennaro in Naples


September 19 is the feast of San Gennaro, patron saint of the city of Naples. The event is very much felt by the Neapolitans, and the celebrations last for days. Born in Naples, in the second half of the III century, Gennaro was elected bishop of Benevento. He was martyred in 305 AD, under the Read More

UNESCO sites Trulli, Assisi and Pisa worth a visit


UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Three UNESCO sites to visit: Trulli of Alberobello Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco Piazza Del Duomo UNESCO convention was established in 1972.  Most noteworthy, Italy has the most World Heritage sites with a total of 53.  Also, Italy shares five sites with other countries. Four of their Read More

Hidden Italy- 5 Unusual Attractions to Visit


Italy is a phenomenal place to visit Many people will want to see more than the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Trevi Fountain when visiting Italy.  Instead, they will want to see some of the more unique places that Italy has to offer the world. The Monsters of Bomarzo This park of Read More

Spoleto Second Time Around Better Than The First


As I continued my journey with my travel professionals in the region of Umbria we visited  Spoleto.  I visited this ancient city  in the province of Perugia several years ago in January  without a tour guide.  The second time around was better than the first. Michele continued to be our guide in Spoleto for our Umbria trip.  Read More