Sassi District's Cave Dwellers – Matera, Italy

Sassi District's Cave Dwellings, Matera

Italy is not all high fashion and fast cars! It’s hard to believe that up till as late as the 1970s there were cave dwellers in Italy, a country with a reputation for high fashion and sleek fast cars.  In the southern spur of Italy is the town of Matera whose citizens used to live […]

10 Top Things to See and Do in Florence – Italy

Bridge over the River Arno

Florence is a walking city: Florence’s centro historico or historical center is packed to the brim with museums, art galleries, cathedrals, elegant buildings and beautiful squares that it’s possible to see and do a lot here even if you’ve only got a couple of days. Over the past few years, we’ve made a few brief […]

Trevi Fountain – The Most Famous Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome © Travel Signposts

Make a Wish at the Trevi Fountain, the Most Famous Fountain in Rome: As the original legend goes, if you stand with your back to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin into the fountain (with your right hand throwing the coin over your left shoulder), you will be sure to return to Rome.  Since […]

Rome attractions – The Crypt of the Capuchins

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Skeletons, skulls and bones in the city centre of Rome: We came to Piazza Barberini in search of Tony’s razor part, but what we found was something more macabre! At the foot of Via Veneto, at no. 27, is the the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, better known as the Capuchin Church. Beneath this […]

Murano and Burano – Venice’s famous islands

Murano, Venice

Venice lagoon’s popular islands: If you only have a short time in Venice and want to explore the islands of its lagoon, the most popular ones are Murano, Burano and Torcello. These three can be covered in the one outing and can be reached by the public vaporetti. The vaporetto ride on Venice’s waterways is […]

Food in Central Italy

The biggest mortadella in the world!

Food in Central Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Emilia Romagna; Tuscany; Umbria; Le Marche Pomposa; Ravenna; Ferrara; Bologna; Modena; Parma; Siena; San Gimignano; Pisa; Lucca; Firenze (Florence); Arezzo; Montepulciano; Montalcino; Lake Trasimeno; Perugia; Assisi; Spoleto; Orvieto; San Leo; San Marino; Urbino; Ancona; Ascoli Piceno Food in Central Italy may be the most familiar to tourists, […]

Food in Rome

The best insalata caprese is made with mozzarella bufala

Food in Rome and around: a brief gastronomical tour! Rome and Lazio Rome; Tuscania; Viterbo; Tarquinia; Cerveteri; Ostia Antica; Frascati; Monte Cassino Perhaps the most savoury of all Italian regional cuisines, and perhaps due to its central location, the food in Rome and the surrounding district of Lazio offers an incredible variety of dishes and […]

Food in Northeast Italy

Canederli are a speciality of Trentino-Adige

Food in North-east Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Trentino-Alto Adige; the Veneto and Friuli Padua; Bassano del Grappa; Vicenza; Verona; Lake Garda; Trento; Bolzano; Cortina d’Ampezzo; Misurina; Trieste; Venice Food in Northeast Italy often comprises dishes rich with creamy and meaty sauces, and risotto and polenta are often eaten instead of pasta. Trentino-Alto Adige stretches […]

Food in Southern Italy

Pizza is a speciality of Southern Italy

Food in Southern Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Naples and Campania; Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia; Basilicata and Calabria; Sicily and Sardinia Pompeii; Sorrento; Capri; Positano (Amalfi Coast); Bari; Matera; Castellana; Alberobello; Lecce; Taranto; Calabrian Mountains; Taormina; Syracuse; Ortygia Island; Piazza Armerina; Enna; Selinunte; Agrigento; Mondello; Palermo; Naples The south of Italy, especially the far south, […]