Horse riding trips in Italy


There are many options for horse riders who wish to ride when in Italy. Whether you ride Western or English style, you will find a plethora of options throughout this magical country. Italy has a long equestrian history Domesticated horses came to Italy with the ancient Etruscans and Greeks, both influential equestrian cultures of the Read More

All Roads Lead to Rome: The Via Francigena Pilgrim Trail


Slow tourism is gaining popularity all over the world. Where once we hurried to get from place to place, now we realize that it is the journey that matters. The popularity of pilgrimages in the past 20 years is part of this reverse swing in travel. In the late 18th and 19th centuries, writers such 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

Ancient Rome history comes alive with new App


Article from www.discover.com by Rossella Lorenzi The Appian Way, ancient Rome’s “queen of roads,” is about to enter the digital age as a revolutionary new app launches in two weeks. The audio-only Verba Appia app is available for free on iOS, Android and Windows Phone both in the Italian and English version. Produced by Rome’s Read More

Rome and the Year of the Divine Mercy


December 8th will be the start of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of the Divine Mercy announced by Pope Francis.  What a better opportunity to walk into Rome like millions of pilgrims and saints did in the past! The Via Francigena was the path that connected Canterbury to  Rome. A beautiful way across the countryside of Italy Read More