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  • Butt tossers to be fined up to $600 under new Italian law
    Butt tossers to be fined up to $600 under new Italian law
    Smokers in Italy who light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman on board, or toss a butt out the window now face fines of up to $600 (500 euros) thanks to a package of new health and environmental laws passed Tuesday. Also targeted by the...
  • Become a member of the family with The Winefathers
    Become a member of the family with The Winefathers
    Have you ever wished that you could become part of an Italian family? If you are a wine enthusiast you will love The Winefathers! The Winefathers is the first and only company that gives wine lovers access to the best Italian artisan winemakers in...
  • Mafia bosses captured: 2 top Mafia bosses hid in luxury underground bunker
    Mafia bosses captured: 2 top Mafia bosses hid in luxury underground bunker
    Two Mafia bosses were captured by Italian police while hiding with a stack of weapons including a machine gun, rifles and pistols, in a luxurious underground bunker near Maropati in the southern state of Calabria, Italy. The two Mafia leaders, 47...
  • Censored art
    Italy censors art to avoid offending Iranian president
    Many in Italy are up in arms about the country’s attempt to make Iranian President Hassan Rouhani feel at home there. It seems Rouhani has extremely delicate sensibilities that must be protected, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is...
  • Intria visit with  truffle hunting dog
    Explore illustrious Istria
    For travelers with a true wanderlust, Istria and the Istrian Peninsula can be a revelation. It can be explored from both Croatia as well as Slovenia, and both sides of Istria are unique. It also has a beautiful Adriatic coastline in Trieste, which...
  • Amanda Knox controversy
    Convicted killer of British exchange student points finger at Amanda Knox
    The man convicted of murdering a British student in the Amanda Knox case spoke out on Saturday insisting that Knox was at the crime scene on the night of the murder. Rudy Guede, who is serving a 16-year sentence for killing Knox's roommate...
  • Ashey Olsen death: Police in Italy make an arrest
    Ashley Olsen death probe: Italy police arrest suspect who had Ashley's phone
    Police have arrested a suspect in Ashley Olsen’s death, the American artist living in Italy. Olsen, who hailed from Summer Haven, Florida, before moving to Florence, Italy, was found dead by her boyfriend in her apartment last week.According...
  • Ashley Olsen murder case: Arrest made in Italy, man charged
    Ashley Olsen murder case: Arrest made in Italy, man charged
    A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Ashley Olsen, an American artist from Florida who moved to Florence, Italy, about three years ago to be closer to her father. Olsen – not to be confused with the Ashley...
  • Ashley Olsen dead: Fashionista murdered, found nude and strangled in Italy
    Ashley Olsen dead: Fashionista murdered, found nude and strangled in Italy
    An American fashionista and artist, Ashley Olsen, was murdered in Italy last week, apparently strangled in her own apartment in Florence, according to authorities. The 35-year-old was killed with a rope or cord, Italian investigators told...
  • Nuraghe Santu Antine in Torralba
    Ancient cultures of northern Sardinia
    On a bus heading south from Sassari in northern Sardinia, I'm listening to my Russian guide, Natasha. Unlike the Sardinians, she is tall and white-skinned with long blonde hair, but like the locals, she talks so passionately about the island&...
  • Ashley Olsen: Actress killed in Florence, Italy
    Ashley Olsen: Actress killed in Florence, Italy
    Ashley Olsen, 35, an actress and artist from Florida who had been living in Italy was found dead in her rented Florence apartment on the afternoon of January 9. Her boyfriend, also an artist, became concerned after not hearing from her and got the...
  • Sassari's good taste
    Sardinia's north reveals itself to the discerning gourmand
    Although Sardinia is Italy's (and the Mediterranean Sea's) second largest island, next to Sicily, it might be one of Italy's least known areas, especially to foreign travellers. Italians are attracted to Sardinia's white sand...
  • Pompeii restored to its historical glory!
    Pompeii restored homes in once lava encased city: Opens window into ancient life
    The instant volcanic eruption in ancient times kept Pompeii and its homes encased in a natural time capsule. Once these homes were restored, Pompeii’s new exhibit now offers a realistic glimpse into how the people of this ancient city lived...
  • Dogs can mimic expressions
    Dogs can mimic expressions: Your dog has empathy and mimics a pal's playfulness
    Dogs can mimic the expressions of their fellow dog pals, a new study shows, further reinforcing the emotional bond that man’s best friend shares with other dogs – and their owners. This characteristic had previously only been detected...
  • Ivrea Italy's modern and stylish Spazio Bianco B&B
    Ivrea Italy's modern and stylish Spazio Bianco B&B
    Ivrea is a bit off the beaten path for many visitors to northern Italy. Located north of Turin (Torino) in the foothills of the Alps, the town makes a surprisingly pleasant stopover.One reason? Spazio Bianco—an immaculately clean and style...
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