A rural drive that is an Italian classic is the Strada Chiantigiana, or the SR 222. The back road goes through Tuscany’s wine country through to the small cities and towns of Chianti including Greve, Radda, and Giaole, situated between Florence and Siena. The road runs south adjacent to a network of two lane secondary [...]
St. Benedict, the finest cured meats, and wild unspoilt nature are all located in Eastern Umbria.
Perugia is Umbria’s political capital, but the surrounded town of Norcia is the place known as being the culinary capital. Below the famed Appennines, in the region’s wild and mountainous east, the forests provide habitat for many game birds. The [...]
The southern Italian region of Basilicata borders on Campania to the west, Puglia (Apulia) to the east, and Calabria to the south, and has a short coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea and another on the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea to the southeast. While it’s not the first place you might think of [...]
Every July, Perugia hosts the Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most popular jazz events in Europe. And every year since 1973, this beautiful medieval hill city has drawn thousands of music lovers, young and old, from all over the world, to play and hear all styles of jazz. Local performers get a chance to [...]
Set in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, stunning Sardinia is a popular destination for those who live for a variety of aquatic sports and who long for unforgettable seaside holidays beside the Italian island’s clear waters. The renown north-eastern Costa Smeralda of Sardinia, with its 55 kilometres of pinkish white sand beaches, rocky promontories, [...]
Perugia’s Eurochocolate Festival, an annual event that is famous throughout the world, is the most popular chocolate festival in Europe. Chocolate is big business in Umbria and Italy, with annual sales of 350 million euros. Consumption has doubled over the past 10 years, rising from two to four kilos per year, per person – [...]
As the gloomy global economic outlook continues to fill the airwaves people are looking at ways to enjoy their usual annual vacation in Italy for less money, but without compromising on quality. The answer is simple – book a vacation rental. A vacation rental in Italy offers all of the luxury and quality you would [...]
There are so many wonderful destinations in Tuscany that it’s difficult to know which you should visit on your vacation. All Tuscan villages have interesting restaurants, coffee shops and wine bars, but each has an amazingly varied and interesting history on show in their many buildings and museums.
If you are short of time on your [...]
Sicily’s beaches are renowned as some of Italy’s best, with transparent blue-green waters, long sandy beaches and nearby picturesque villages. While everyone has his own opinion about which beach should make the top five, here are five of the most popular and possibly the best Sicily has to offer, and certainly worth a visit on [...]
If you’re looking for one good romantic getaway, Italy would be the perfect spot to have one. This city is known to be one of the most romantic places in the world. It offers a lot exquisite spots where you can have your precious honeymoon or just a simple memorable vacation in Italy with your [...]