Any well-informed Florentine of the mid-15th century would have recognized the distinctive profile of Il Magnifico — Lorenzo the Magnificent de’ Medici (b. 1449 - d. 1492). His was not a handsome face but it was a memorable one.
At midnight on May 14, 1504, Michelangelo’s magnificent sculpture, David, representing the warrior king and vanquisher of the Philistine giant Goliath was removed from the workshop where it had been carved (an archway had to be demolished to release this colossus) and t…
Shakespeare famously wrote in Hamlet about the spirits of the dead that inhabit Rome: “The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead did squeak and gibber in the Roman Streets.”
Culinary history is full of twists and turns, a place where myth can become fact. The story of Italian gelato is no different, offering a fine line between history and legend.
One of the first things you may notice on your visit to the Amalfi Coast is the scent of lemons in the air. This isn’t your garden variety lemon — Amalfi lemons are a unique breed native to this tiny corner of the world.
“In fair Verona” are three famous words that provide the setting of one of the most famous love stories of all time — Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
When it comes to agritourism, Italy is a bucket-list destination for experiencing world-class culinary vacations. No trip to Italy is complete without indulging in one of the planet’s most celebrated food cultures.
As the birthplace of the Renaissance, with so much exquisite art and architecture tightly squeezed into a small, walkable, historical city center, there are a thousand reasons why you should visit Florence, Italy.
Rome isn’t simply one of the most beautiful cities in the world — it’s also one of the most delicious. If you’re planning a trip to the Eternal City, you owe it to yourself to experience the remarkable diversity of traditional Roman cuisine.
After spending time in Rome, you may be interested in getting out of the city for a relaxing beach holiday. Italy has some spectacular seaside holiday destinations. One of the most stunning options is the Amalfi Coast.