Off the beaten track

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 09/24/2020 - 00:00
A train ride on a historic route amid mountains, villages and the fall colors: it’s the so-called ‘Foliage Train,’ which runs along a line that, since 1923,…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/11/2020 - 00:00
Sometimes, the most rewarding surprises are found in a city’s ‘minor’ sights. Florence has plenty of world-famous sights everybody flocks to, and we understand…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:04
A corner of wild Sicily has been selected by CNN as one of the world’s top 20 best places for swimming.  Located between Avola, Noto and Syracuse, in south-…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 07/22/2020 - 00:06
Many destinations in Italy are trying to lure visitors with special initiatives this summer in an attempt to help the local economy recover from the setback…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 07/17/2020 - 00:00
Halfway between Riomaggiore and Portovenere, in the Cinque Terre National Park, is the ancient village of Monesteroli, reachable only by a likewise ancient…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 07/08/2020 - 03:00
Valloria, near Imperia in western Liguria, has become known as ‘the village with painted doors’. Its center features more than 150 hand-decorated doors, each…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 05/07/2020 - 00:00
Summer vacations are going to be quite different this year; international travel isn’t going to happen much, and the most feasible option seems to remain close…
Travel
by Georgette Jupe | Thu, 04/23/2020 - 02:48
Italy’s tourism industry is being badly affected by the coronavirus emergency and at this time, there is no inclination of when people will be able to return…
Travel
by Kate Bolton-Po… | Tue, 04/14/2020 - 04:35
‘We are all pilgrims who seek Italy’ (Goethe) We are aware more than ever about the effect that CoVid19 will have on the future of travel. Perhaps the nature…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 03/12/2020 - 01:00
180 km from coast to coast, on foot, to discover a different Sicily, rural, wild, ignored by most. For enthusiastic walkers, and anyone willing to try…