Off the beaten track

Travel
by mackayjamie32 | Mon, 10/18/2021 - 11:52
I’ll never forget my first time walking through Ballarò. The red-domed churches, low-hanging curtains and street art cast an immediate impression on me. And it…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 09/29/2021 - 03:03
As summer turns into fall, Italy’s harvest season begins. Experiencing it in first person, be it olive picking, grape picking or apple picking, is a wonderful…
Travel
by mackayjamie32 | Wed, 09/01/2021 - 11:04
Back in 2014, when I first set out to write The Invention of Sicily, I began, naturally, by reading all the history books, novels, newspapers, and travel…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/20/2021 - 00:00
[Photo: The view towards San Francesco della Vigna, one of our chosen secret spots in Venice, from the Campanile di San Marco.] Our series on little-known…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 08/17/2021 - 03:00
With the latest heat wave, dubbed Lucipher, sweeping across Italy, and temperatures easily reaching 40°C in cities, you may want to look for some respite from…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/13/2021 - 06:56
Perhaps few symbols have crossed different places, eras, and cultures as the labyrinth has.  If the labyrinth had a mostly mystical meaning in the classical…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:05
Everybody knows Pompeii, and yes, if you’re in the southern Italian region of Campania, it would be hard not to go see it, but be aware that Campania has many…
Life + Style
by Rebecca Winke | Fri, 06/11/2021 - 05:02
Italophiles and travel enthusiasts Dawn Cavanagh and Michael Hobbs founded the luxury fractional ownership company Appassionata in 2007, which offers fellow…
Life + Style
by Nikki Taylor | Thu, 04/22/2021 - 09:58
Just after I decided to move to Italy from Sydney Australia, I started taking Italian lessons. Our teacher was from Puglia. I remember most of us in the class…
Food + Wine
by kasiadietz | Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:25
Rather than planning dreamy summer holidays, we are more consumed with plotting mask-clad trips to the grocery store these days. Conversations over plates of…