The Curious Traveler

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/14/2020 - 00:00
The Protected Marine Area of ​​the Cinque Terre National Park extends along the stretch of coast that comprises such famous places as Riomaggiore, Manarola,…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:40
Tarquinia lies about 100 km (60 miles) north of Rome and is an easy day trip by car, train, or bus. This classic Italian hill town sits perched near the coast…
Travel
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 08/04/2020 - 03:16
My first ever trip abroad was to Italy in the 1960s. I have just experienced a return to that magical time before mass tourism, looking at sights again as if I…
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-…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Thu, 07/23/2020 - 05:42
Today, the town of Ravenna is one of Emilia-Romagna’s most important economic and industrial centers. Its thriving port serves the chemical, gas, and shipping…
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, 06/25/2020 - 00:00
You may be familiar with the photo of a submerged church steeple arising in the middle of a blue alpine lake. It looks very picturesque, but the story behind…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 06/24/2020 - 00:00
Lake Como is a popular Italian destination, especially with foreign tourists, and rightly so: picturesque little lakeside towns, luxurious villas, magnificent…