When you're looking for things to do in Venice, there's nothing quite like connecting to the great history that the city has to offer. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of The Floating City to pop into Caffè Florian, one of the world's oldest cafes.
Many of us enjoy a cup of coffee first thing in the morning or in the middle of our workday. We may not be aware of the cultural rituals that exist around our daily cup, but they’re there nonetheless.
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.
For believers in the supernatural, the city of Rome is haunted by the ghosts of its long and often sordid history.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by history when you visit Italy. Everywhere you go, there’s architecture dating back to Ancient Rome, centuries-old culinary traditions, and an almost infinite collection of historical works of art.
Traveling in Italy gives you a rare opportunity to taste truly authentic local fare wherever you go. Make the most of your trip to Italy by indulging in the uniquely local and artisanal meals prepared by people who inherited these culinary traditions from their ancestors.