Whether you simply want to create a family tree, find living relatives in Italy, visit the ancestral hometown or pursue Italian citizenship, we talk to leading Italian genealogy experts on how to make your Italian roots come alive.
6 Tips for Getting Started With Italian Genealogy
One in 10 Americans (and many others around the world) can trace their roots back to Italy. A leading Italian genealogist shares useful tips for starting your Italian family trips and find your roots in Italy.
Great Local Tour Guides in Campania, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast
The region of Campania shines with natural wonders, urban architecture and some of the greatest ancient ruins in the world. If you're visiting Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Paestum, Caserta, Herculaneum, Pompeii or any other Campanian treasures, here are the guides to take you around.
Paestum: A Must-Visit Archaeological Site in Campania
If antiquity electrifies you, plan to devote at least a day, or two days if possible to visit Paestum. I recommend walking through the archeological site either early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the scorching sun and take advantage of softer light for photographs.
Wine on the Amalfi Coast: The Ancient Vines of Tramonti
There aren't many places in Italy or Europe with vines of this age. Tramonti is one of the few areas in Italy whose vineyards were not wiped out by the invasion of the destructive Phylloxera pest in the late 19th century.
Cilento: Campania’s Undiscovered Gem
Cilento is a land of myth and legend, folklore and history & moonscapes and misty, forest-clad mountains that plunge down to the sea & long stretches of golden-sand beaches interspersed with cave-pockmarked cliffs and hidden coves & hilltop villages with narrow, cobbled alleys, family-run restaurants still using nonna's recipes...
Where to Eat in Cilento: Authentic Campania Restaurants
Cilento's cuisine is based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and local tradition. Meat dominates inland, while seafood prevails on the coast. Read on for some of the best places to dine and shop throughout the region.
Where to Stay in Cilento: Hotels, B&Bs and Agriturismos
There are accommodations of all kinds available in Cilento. We profile everything from an agriturismo to a beach resort to a former 17th-century hunting lodge used by the kings of Spain and Italy.
Recommended Rental Agencies, Apartments and Villas in Italy
The best part of this special report - a listing of over 50 agencies, apartments and villas that we've tried and like - from apartments rentals in Rome to villas overlooking the Amalfi Coast.
Spend the Night in Ischia’s Most Famous Landmark
The most striking landmark on Ischia is
Castello Aragonese, a fortress emerging from a
rocky islet that in various incarnations has been part of the island's history.
for thousands of years.