At first glance, a newcomer may wonder what Petrarch was thinking when he dubbed Genoa "La Superba." But it doesn't take long to first discover and then delight in the charms of this ancient fishing village-cum-bustling seaport. And many are found in the city's palaces and restaurants.
Nancy Aiello is an American who now makes her home in the Eternal City, helping travelers find the special and unique in her adopted homeland through her tour company, Nancy Aiello Tours.
Vanity Fair special correspondent Matt Tyrnauer spent two years in Rome making the documentary Valentino The Last Emperor. He discovered the joys of dining in Rome and profiles 10 of his favorite restaurants including a few of Valentino’s own haunts.
Lots of art news coming out of la bel paese these days. Here’s a quick summer of art news you should know about: You may have already heard that art experts think they have discovered a previously unknown ink and pencil drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. And they figured it out in a most modern way – through fingerprints. They …
Siracusa, once one of the great powers of the Western world, is absent from lists of most visited places in Italy. That's a shame, but it's good news for those of us who love history and prefer to avoid invading tourist hordes.
Trying to find the perfect guide book to take to Rome? Try this for a change– Susan Sanders leads you on an intriguing journey through Rome with the help of Dan Brown’s best-seller, Angels & Demons.
How will Professor Langdon solve this problem? The Vatican has banned the producers and actors of the movie Angels and Demons, now filming in Rome, from entering the Holy See and any churches in Rome. Ron Howard is directing the film version of Dan Brown’s prequel to the popular book and film, The DaVinci Code. You may remember that actor …
Milan’s Palazzo Reale hosted the most important and complete Caravaggio
exhibition ever realized. Caravaggio e l’Europa displayed more than 150 masterpieces by Caravaggio and the so-called Caravaggisti.
Some historic sites in Italy have undergone some changes. Find out what is new at Sicily's Noto Cathedral, Venice's Torre d'Orlogio and in museums in Rome and Pompeii.
The issue explores the best pizzerias in Naples; John Berendt’s insight on Venice and information about his book, The City of Falling Angels; a look at the hotels and restaurants of Naples’ Santa Lucia waterfront; plus Roberto Benigni’s new film, The Tiger and The Snow and traveling Italy by Ferrari. (8 pages)