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, 04/15/2021 - 04:41
Classified as one of Italy’s most beautiful historic villages, Civita di Bagnoregio will be vying for Unesco World Heritage status.  The proposal cam…
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:16
If today you are still able to admire the original colors that Michelangelo painted for his absolute masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel’s vaulted ceilin…
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 08:03
Traveling by bike is a great way to discover new places while being active and spending time outside. Many Italians use bicycles to move around in the…
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 00:00
Tropea, the seaside village on the east coast of Calabria in southern Italy famous for its spectacular cliff-side position and beautiful transparent s…
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 07:27
Perhaps there’s no other pasta dish that is at the same time as beloved and controversial as pasta alla carbonara. The dish is so famous and appreciat…
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 12:27
You have probably never heard of Lavinio, yet this holiday resort on the outskirts of Rome has been a VIP destination for centuries. Indeed, in the go…
Wed, 03/31/2021 - 08:04
A huge symbolic scar has appeared on the facade of one of the symbols of the Renaissance in Florence, Palazzo Strozzi. The temporary installation, by…
Sat, 03/27/2021 - 01:14
One of the largest provinces in Italy, Cuneo may not be known to the masses, but its strategic position in south-western Piedmont makes the city and i…
Thu, 03/25/2021 - 06:40
A lost mosaic belonging to Roman emperor Caligula has been unveiled and put on display at the Italian museum in Nemi, Lazio, where it was supposedly k…
Wed, 03/24/2021 - 04:38
On March 25, 2021, the city of Venice kicks off celebrations for the 1600th anniversary since its founding. To mark this important milestone, a number…
Thu, 03/18/2021 - 01:59
In this month’s installment of our ‘True Stories of Buying a Property in Italy’ series, we feature Patricia Zadok, who bought a house in Umbria 15 yea…
Wed, 03/17/2021 - 01:26
Italy’s most famous museum, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, is planning on launching a new program, called ‘Uffizi Diffusi’ (or ‘scattered’ Uffizi), i…
Tue, 03/16/2021 - 12:54
With all regions of Italy in either the red or orange zones (except for the island of Sardinia, the only region with the coveted ‘white zone’ label),…
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 03:39
Less than two hours from Rome is one of Lazio’s most beautiful villages, which looks like it’s suspended in time: Sermoneta.  It is a walled hill tow…
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 00:00
Husband and wife Chris and Alana Loreto first traveled to Italy in search of their Italian roots in 2014. That very special trip took place in Abruzzo…
Wed, 03/10/2021 - 03:24
The burial place of Emperor Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor whose mausoleum is a symbol of the architectural magnificence of ancient Rome,…
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 10:17

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