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

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:42
For those looking for a bit of a thrill, and a different Sicilian experience, consider hiking to the top of a volcano. Here are three you can climb. …
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 00:38
If you’re planning a skiing weekend or la settimana bianca, a full week of skiing in Italy, you can leave your car at home and hop on a train instead.…
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 10:12
One of the oldest carnivals in Italy, the Venice Carnival is also one, if not the, most spectacular and thrilling. It is a time for exhilaration and m…
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 00:31
For our series on ‘True Stories of Buying Property in Italy,’ we’ve interviewed Thomas Martellone, an Italian-American from Boston with a passion for…
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 05:54
Protective barriers are to be set up around the Trevi Fountain in Rome to prevent tourists from sitting on one of the Italian capital’s most iconic mo…
Fri, 01/31/2020 - 00:37
For our author interviews series, we’re delighted to present Taras Grescoe, a Canadian journal-ist based in Montreal and the author of seven non-ficti…
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 00:00
Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most popular mountain resorts of the Dolomites, is already preparing to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Which means…
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:00
A year ahead of the celebrations for Dante Alighieri’s 700th death anniversary, the Italian government has announced the establishment of a National D…
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:00
My Italian Family, a leading company specializing in Italian Dual Citizenship and Family Research Services, answers some of the most common questions…
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:00
Bologna’s famous porticoes have been approved as the Italian candidate for 2020 to Unesco’s World Heritage List. The decision was taken by Unesco’s It…
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 23:01
One of Rome’s most mysterious places, the underground Basilica of Porta Maggiore is being restored and partially reopened to the public.  A place of…
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 06:03
New Year, new Italy – well, not quite, but there’s interesting travel-related news that you may want to take into consideration for planning your 2020…
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:04
Two Italian regions and one city made The New York Times’ recently released annual list of 52 places to go in the coming year. According to The New Yo…
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 00:00
[In the piazza, meeting relatives who brought with them old family photos. The man in this photo is a Campise relative of Sarah Campise Hallier, whose…
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 00:00
Along the western bank of the Arno river, slightly outside the historic center in south-eastern Florence, where few visitors venture, is Anconella Par…

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