Silvia Donati

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Silvia is ITALY Magazine's Contributing Editor. She graduated from the University of Bologna in Literature and studied Print & Broadcast Journalism at the University of California in Los Angeles, where she has lived, on and off, for several years. She began her career in journalism working for a Southern California news agency before returning to Italy and going freelance. She has written both in English and Italian for a variety of publications; she has covered the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, where she had the chance to interview Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino among others and reported live from the Golden Globes for ANSA. She now specializes in everything Italy-related.

Articles by Silvia Donati

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 00:00
Who can enter Italy from abroad? And how does it work? Let's look at the current rules on traveling to Italy, as there’s been a further update since…
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 00:00
I have such fond memories of my stay at Hotel Quelle in the peaceful Casies Valley of South Tyrol. It was all about enjoying the beautiful outdoors th…
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 door…
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 03:00
With 170 km of coastline, Le Marche is an ideal summer destination: sandy beaches, wild coves set among cliffs, Mediterranean vegetation, family-frien…
Fri, 07/03/2020 - 00:00
[Photo: Lake Toblino.] There are almost 300 lakes in the region of Trentino, from big ones like Lake Garda, Lake Caldonazzo or Lake Molveno, to small…
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:00
The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is the first archaeological park to obtain an official ‘Covid-free’ certification. “We expect the certificatio…
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 00:00
The largest exhibition ever organized entirely devoted to Raphael, ‘Raffaello 1520-1483’ opened on March 5 at Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale and had to…
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:00
After two months of lockdown, Italians seem more eager than ever to spend time outside, preferably in nature. Here are eight Italian gardens that have…
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…
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, mag…
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 00:00
What has reopened in Venice in terms of museums and monuments? The situation is so confusing that when I asked a local tour guide, even she wasn’t sur…
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:00
After a three-month closure due to the nationwide lockdown, the Cathedral of Siena along with the Opera Museum have reopened to the public. Access wil…
Tue, 06/16/2020 - 05:52
June 15 marked a new phase for Italy as lockdown restrictions were further eased. Many business and entertainment activities, such as cinemas and thea…
Fri, 06/12/2020 - 00:00
On a recent Saturday afternoon, I went on a guided walk of Florence. I saw all of the city’s famous sights, starting at the panoramic viewpoint of Pia…
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 00:00
Italy reopened the borders of its regions to Italian and European travelers on June 3. It is now possible to move for tourism again, but a few regions…

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