The Way of St Francis: a glimpse back into the Italy of St Francis’ time following his 550km pilgrimage from Florence to Rome

The idea for this article was submitted by Hannah of Cicerone Press, who asked me if I would be interested to write an article about the Way of St Francis, a walking route retracing the amazing pilgrimage completed by St … Continue reading

Top 5 most amazing and unusual Chapels in Italy

1. Cave chapel of Genga (Marche)   In 1971 a group of speleologists from Ancona discovered a complex system of remarkable karst caves in the municipality of Genga. The cave system, known as Frasassi grottos, is the largest in Europe. … Continue reading

Umbria Water Festival: celebrating Earth’s most precious resource in some of the region’s most beautiful, natural settings

  The first international festival dedicated to « water as a planet resource » will take place in Umbria from May 17 to 20, 2012. The aim of the festival is to highlight the importance of the element water as one of … Continue reading

Top 10 Italian castles turned into hotels

Updated June 24, 2015 The following list includes castles and historic buildings, which have all been beautifully restored and renovated into hotels, while retaining all the features of their original medieval or Renaissance architecture. Five of these castle hotels are … Continue reading