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…
Sitting right in the center of the city, just east of the Piazza di Spagna, the Borghese Gardens are the Roman equivalent of Central Park.
About 1,500 years ago you couldn’t throw a rock in Rome without hitting a public bathhouse.
While many people will roam the Tuscan hills, at the heart of Tuscany lies its capital — the cultural, artistic, and culinary jewel that is Florence.
In a city famous for its seven hills, you’re never short of lofty vantage points affording you splendid views when you visit Rome.
Whether you’re all booked or just beginning to plan your trip to Italy, reading the right books before you go is a great way to begin discovering Italy long before you board your flight.
When it comes to sightseeing in Venice, off-the-beaten-path options are more than a bonus, they’re practically a necessity.
If you’re looking to discover off-the-beaten-path adventures in Italy, set your sights on Orvieto. This shining medieval city, inhabited since before the Roman Empire, sits on the flat top of a volcanic bluff from a long-ago eruption.
You may have traveled to the Campania region to experience the archeological wonders of Pompeii, or the serene beaches of the Amalfi coast. Or maybe you’re just in Naples for the pizza and the exquisite pastries.