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  • Trend watch: Food tourism "off the eaten path"
    Trend watch: Food tourism 'off the eaten path'
    In hottest food trends for travelers this month, Smarter Travel editor Anne Banas points out that “culinary tourism is on the rise, fed by a growing passion among travelers for local cuisine and an inexhaustible appetite for sharing their...
  • Hiking the olive orchards between Florence and Fiesole
    Hike Florence to Fiesole - a small mountain treasure
    Fiesole, Italy, is an easy afternoon trip from Florence, and well worth the visit! The small town features spectacular views, a Franciscan monastery, Etruscan walls, and Roman ruins - all of which can be seen in a single day! Although most people...
  • Villa Reale di Marlia
    Historic Villa Reale di Marlia to be luxury hotel
    Once the residence of Napoleon’s sister Princess Elisa and of the first King of Italy Victor Emanuel II of Savoy, historic Villa Reale di Marlia located in Lucca, Italy has been sold to a couple from Switzerland. Lionard Luxury Real Estate,...
  • Wendy Perrin, Star Breeze Godmother
    Windstar Cruises names Wendy Perrin Godmother of new Star Breeze
    By J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. NewbernTake a gander at these itineraries for Windstar Cruises’ newest addition, the Star Breeze:Nice to Rome, Rome to Nice, Monte Carlo to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Rome, Rome to Barcelona, Barcelona to...
  • Isla Holbox: Where to Relax For the Beach Loving Family
    Get immersed in Italy, find adventure on Adriatic Coast, relax on Isla Holbox
    For families who crave a summer vacation with a sense of adventure, there are three exhilarating getaways to suit every taste. Culturists can immerse themselves in the scenery and architecture of Italy, enjoying home-cooked meals on their outdoor...
  • A world of music arrives in Evanston this April
    A world of music arrives in Evanston this April
    Next month, Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music offers concerts showcasing musical selections by composers from Italy, France, Spain, South America and Norway with a lineup that includes:April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Segovia Classical Guitar Series...
  • Eurail luxury
    Travel by rail, the Europeans got it right
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsAmericans still have a lot to learn from the Europeans. As much as we have made tremendous strides in virtually every area,...
  • How to explore Florence for free
    How to explore Florence for free
    Florence, Italy was the home of one of Italy's most influential families, the Medici. It is also the birthplace of the Renaissance. When strolling down its cobblestone streets there is art and history around every corner. Best of all, you can...
  • libjet
    Italy preps for 9/11-style suicide attack, jihadists have 11 jetliners
    In the wake of Islamic Jihadists almost completely overrunning Libya, the same terrorists have threatened to attack the nearest European nation, specifically, the Italian Republic. As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on Feb. 19, 2015, the...
  • Sulmona, Italy: A town less traveled, filled with history, culture and music
    Sulmona, Italy: A town less traveled, filled with history, culture and opera
    Travelling in Italy can be a crowded tourist trap in particular times of the year, as many of us who have traveled to the beautiful country have witnessed in months like July and August! But Italy has many “hidden” treasures where...
  • Skeletons found embracing
    Skeletons found embracing this Valentine's Day
    Two skeletons over 5000 years old found embracing in GreeceValentine’s Day is known for romance and love. It is known as one of the largest days for weddings, or as it is called," tying the knot". This Valentine’s Day though...
  • The Road To London
    Interview: Adriano Bulla discusses his road to London and life in Italy (1 of 3)
    Adriano Bulla, who was born and raised in Italy, migrated to London. Part of that journey inspired the content of his book, The Road To London.The stories within the book expand different ages and circumstances around school, peer-pressure,...
  • Orvieto Underground
    Discover the caves of Orvieto
    In the Umbria region of Italy, the town of Orvieto sits 1000 meters high on a tufa cliff. Starting with the Etruscans and those centuries after, caves and passages were dug into the soft tufa beneath the city. This amazing labyrinth of caves was...
  • Luca Speri
    Slow Wine LA: An Italian wine extravaganza
    Slow Wine LA has come and past but there were some memorable Italian wines that are definitely worth mentioning. The wine tasting encompassed 15 regions of Italy and was a good overview of what Italian wine has to offer.Like Slow Food, Slow Wine...
  • Blizzard of 2015
    Weather Service forecaster apologizes for blizzard prediction
    A National Weather Service forecaster apologized Tuesday for a blizzard warning issued for the Northeast, including New York City over the weekend that called for heavy, blowing snow and potential whiteout conditions. The predictions were on...