Caltagirone, the colorful capital of ceramics

Caltagirone is one of the eight towns of south-eastern Sicily known as the baroque towns of the Val di Noto, which were almost entirely destroyed and rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693 and classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. … Continue reading

Top 10 most beautiful and famous villas of Italy

(updated June 9, 2014) 1. Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Campania Villa Rufolo is located in the historic center of Ravello. Built in the 13th century by the wealthy Rufolo family, a member of which was cited by Boccaccio in … Continue reading

In the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano: Andrea Camilleri’s Sicily from Siracusa to Agrigento

Visiting the south-eastern angle of Sicily, from Siracusa to Agrigento is like taking a tour behind the scenes of a movie: the famous television series of inspector Salvo Montalbano. The inspector was created about 15 years ago by the Sicilian … Continue reading

Combining Rome sightseeing with a trip to the picturesque Island of Ponza (Follow our photo tour)

If you are in Rome and want to escape the heat and hectic of the city for a day or two, or just wish to alternate your cultural-historical itineraries with total relaxation, the island of Ponza makes a wonderful break. … Continue reading

Top 8 Romantic Destinations in Italy

Italy counts some of the most romantic destinations in Europe. Here are some of our suggestions for a romantic Valentine’s escape in Italy. Historic cities with romantic landmarks, picturesque seaside towns, a beautiful island, enchanting lake towns, or a cozy … Continue reading