Art Galleries in Rome

A person who is interested in the history of art can best explore that history by going to the major cities which have been important to art movements over time. There is arguably no better city in the world to experience that type of travel than the city of Rome. There are numerous art museums […]

Travel Photo of the Moment Volterra, Italy

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Campagne di Volterra-francesco sgroi81 and was taken by francesco sgroi Photo credit: francesco sgroi Volterra, Italy is located in the country’s Tuscany region. It has a population of around 12,000 people and has a number of interesting sights including the Piazza dei Priori square, the Santa Maria […]

Top Landmarks in Rome

You are probably only going to get a handful of opportunities to visit Rome. That’s if you are lucky; many Rome travelers are there for their first and only experience of this magnificent ancient city. Because of this, Rome travelers are particularly keen on trying to see all of the top landmarks that they can […]

Visiting the Colosseum in Rome

History. Architecture. Beauty. Intrigue. All of these words perfectly describe the Roman Colosseum. The Colosseum opened to the public around 1,930 years ago. The Roman Colosseum was originally constructed for the purpose of hosting contests between gladiators and putting forth many other forms of public entertainment. The architectural wonder of Italy eventually became home to […]

Rome’s Legendary Fountains: Trevi Fountain

Why do fountains resonate so deeply with us? Perhaps the reason is that we are made almost entirely of the same water that rushes out and over the fountain structures that are limited only by the imagination of their creators. One of the most famous fountains in Rome and perhaps the world is Fontana di […]

Top Landmarks in Rome

There are so many landmarks in Rome it’s almost impossible to list all of them, but there are certain landmarks that make Rome such a popular place for tourists. Who can travel to Rome without stopping to see the Colosseum or Trevi Fountain? With a past that stretches back thousands of years it’s no wonder […]

Travel Photo of the Moment Rosengarten Mountains in Italy

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Rosengarten Mountains in Italy Located in northern Italy is this massif called Rosengarten. The pink coloring you see is due to the dolomite mineral that is present in the area. The elevation of this area is nearly 10,000 feet. Photo credit: ** Maurice **

Travel Hot Spots – 11 Volcanic Regions Around the World

Rabaul Caldera, Papua New Guinea The Rabaul Caldera on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea erupted in 1937, 1944, and 1994. In the 1994 eruption, the two craters of Tavurvur and Vulcan erupted simultaneously, covering the nearby town of Rabaul in ash and causing the evacuation of about 90,000 people. The volcanic […]

The Tivoli Fountain

The Fountain of Tivoli or The Fountain of Ovate is a noted water feature located in the architectural masterpiece, Villa d’Este in Tivoli.  Villa d’Este was originally commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito Il d’Este, the son of Lucrezia Borgia. As newly appointed governor of Tivoli, d’Este was given the land and existing manor but he was […]

The Matterhorn – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment for  is of The Matterhorn from above the Stellisee The Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps Range that lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Standing at a stunning 14,692 feet tall, Matterhorn has garnered a grisly reputation as the deadliest mountain in the Alps. Since […]

Travel Photo of the Moment Siena

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Siena and was taken by [email protected] Photo credit: [email protected] Siena is an Italian city located in Tuscany. Siena’s history spans thousands of years and its historic city center has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Today, tourists flock to Siena to indulge in the city’s […]

Travel Photo of the Moment Positano Italy

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy and was taken by Allerina & Glen MacLarty Photo credit: Allerina & Glen MacLarty Positano is popular tourist destination on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. It’s a romantic location built vertically in the face of a cliff. Known for its pastel-colored houses, blooming […]

Historic Landmarks in Rome

Rome, the capital city of Italy, is a cosmopolitan travel destination that is adored by people throughout Europe and around the world. It has some of the world’s best restaurants, some of the most luxurious five star hotels and some of the most interesting new buildings that you’ll find throughout Italy. However, there remains an […]

Sightseeing in Naples Italy

Naples is one of those romantic cities that everyone should make a point of visiting at some point in their life. Naples is one of the oldest cities in the western world with an unusual blend of old and new. Founded by the ancient Greeks the city quickly became an integral part of the roman […]

Italian Villa on Lake Como – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Italian Villa on Lake Como and was taken by ezioman Photo credit: ezioman Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in all of Europe and as can be seen in this picture, one of the most beautiful. This house is called Villa Balbianello and is near […]

Tuscany – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Tuscany The Tuscany region in Italy is known for its amazing landscapes and breathtaking scenery. The regional capital is Florence. Barbiallo, Tuscany is a romantic area where tourists can rent villas and other homes. Often the backdrop for movies, Tuscany is one of the most sought-after vacation […]

Live and Eat in Italy with Michael Tucker

What does an actor do when he’s got (nearly) enough money and enough time to do what he wants? Some might buy a second home in France but Michael Tucker (of LA Law fame) decided to buy a house in Italy. Not only that, but he also wrote a book about it, resulting in Living […]

Finding Nino in Italy – Book Review

Marc Llewellyn’s new book Finding Nino tells the story of Llewellyn, his wife, new-born baby and dog moving to the Italian island of Lipari. Spending a year or two in a Mediterranean country is not really the makings of a new and original travel story, although many of the most famous predecessors seem to focus […]

Italy Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time to Simon Capp

With an internet-based translating job and a young family, Simon Capp thought it was a great time to take over and live abroad for a year or so, and that’s how the book Italy? It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time was born.

Book Review: Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons

Italy’s a common destination for travel writers, but not so many of them head to Siciliy and decide to circumnavigate it on a Vespa scooter. But that’s what British travel and food writer Matthew Fort did and it led to his book Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons: Travels in Sicily on a Vespa.