Francigena Street, the road of the Pilgrims

One of history's itineraries, a main road travelled in the past by thousands of pilgrims, on their way from England to Italy, from Canterbury to Rome, to pray on the Tomb of Saint Peter.


A few kilometres North of Siena, one will encounter this city on the road in from Florence.

A Visit to Bologna

When people think of Italy, there is one thing that comes to mind: FOOD. Italian food is undoubtedly the most popular in the world and Bologna is undoubtedly one of Italy’s gastronomic capitals. Though often overlooked by busy tourists, Bologna has much more to offer than a plate of tagliatelle. Here are some reasons to visit Bologna on your next Italian vacation.

Genova – Gateway to the Italian Riviera

Sail away to this historical Italian port city whose labyrinth of ancient lanes lead visitors to rich architec- tural landmarks, UNESCO World Heritage museums, fantastic food and some of the world’s most picturesque fishing villages.

7 Must-See Sights Around Genova

The coastal city of Genova contains so much beauty and photo-worthy landmarks that the only challenge is figuring out what to visit. To help you out, here are seven must-see sights around Genova.

Roman NoteBook: Six places to eat, drink and visit as the...

Forget about the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. If you are visiting Rome for the second or even the third time, you may want to discover a bit of the real Roman way of life. That’s exactly what I did on last Easter break when I was invited to the eternal city by a Roman friend of mine.

Cleveland s Italian Community

Like a giant that awakens from a deep slumber, Cleveland’s Italian community is in the midst of a vibrant cultural rebirth, a “risorgimento culturale,” born from a desire to fully embrace the great mosaic of Italy’s rich cultural heritage.

On the Road

Once you've left Siena behind, all around, you are spoilt for choice. Everywhere, there are things to see, to taste, to admire.

Planning your trip to the Bel Paese: First-timers guide...

Italy is bliss. The mere mention of the word conjures up visions of Venetian Canals, Tuscan hillsides, and Roman monuments. It is impossible to capture every treasure this country has to offer in just one visit. But if you are going for the first time, and do not know where to start, let us help you narrow down the choices. This two-week itinerary will take you to Rome, Florence and the Amalfi Coast. Andiamo!

Bologna, at the Heart of Terra di Motori

From Italy to North Africa, all around the Mediterranean, remnants of the Roman Civilization tell the story of the remarkable talent and know-how of this ancient people. While many monuments lay in ruin, a few others are still in use today. Such is the case of ancient Via Aemilia and the surrounding region known nowadays as Terra di Motori (Motor Valley).

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