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

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:00
[The lot Erin Lewis bought on the border between Tuscany and Umbria where she's building her dream home. This is how it looked before construction beg…
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 05:19
Italy’s museums are starting to reopen in ‘yellow zone’ regions, those considered to be at lower contagion risk. At the time of writing, these are Tus…
Tue, 01/19/2021 - 10:01
Procida, the colorful island off the coast of Naples in southern Italy, was named Italian Capital of Culture for 2022, beating nine other candidates. …
Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:49
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 00:00
While international leisure travel is still limited, hopes are high that we may be free to move across countries again soon. As we anxiously await for…
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 00:00
In a far distant past, Aosta was known as Augusta Praetoria Salassorum. Founded by the Romans in 25 BC, Aosta is the second Italian city with the larg…
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 00:00
Italy is the country with the largest number of Unesco World Heritage sites in the world, and, every year, more areas or monuments vie for the prestig…
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 00:00
Among Italy’s Unesco World Heritage Sites aren’t just artworks, castles, cities and monuments; there are also entire areas, such as the vineyard lands…
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 09:34
It turns out fast food isn’t a modern invention. In the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, archeologists have discovered a well-preserved ‘thermopolium’,…
Tue, 01/05/2021 - 06:09
The art of glass bead making is the latest Italian addition to Unesco’s prestigious list of of intangible cultural heritage (other additions in recent…
Fri, 01/01/2021 - 00:00
Dear ITALY lovers, Buon Anno!  Before we delve into new and exciting stories for 2021, here’s our usual round-up that we share at the beginning of e…
Mon, 12/28/2020 - 04:46
Sat, 12/26/2020 - 00:00
[Policeman wearing a face mask in front of Trevi Fountain in Rome during the early days of lockdown.] We will say goodbye to 2020 in an unprecedented…
Tue, 12/22/2020 - 06:32
During a press conference last Friday night, Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced the latest batch of restrictions that will apply during t…
Mon, 12/21/2020 - 03:59
Fri, 12/18/2020 - 00:00
Albergo diffuso, an accommodation style that originated in Italy in the early 1980s, may become more popular going forward, as travelers look for ever…
Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:13
The iconic Caffè Florian in Venice prepares to celebrate 300 years since it opened its doors on December 29, 1720.  Caffè Florian has become such an…

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