Where to ski: Best for… snowboarders

Where to ski: Best for… snowboarders

Livigno is often overlooked by non-Europeans in favor of fancy Cortina or traditional Courmeyeur, but the remote resort has a lot to offer-and for cheap: Duty-free Livigno is one of the most budget-friendly resorts in Italy, both on and off the slopes! Livigno has 110km of slopes that range from beginner to black-diamond abilities. The […]

Why is Verona the city of love on Valentine's Day?

Why is Verona the city of love on Valentine’s Day?

Did you know? Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet. Also, you can visit Casa di Giulietta near Piazza delle Erbe and view all the letters to Juliet that have been sent over the years. This Shakespeare’s novel transcended the meaning of […]

The Italian Truffles

The Italian Truffles

Truffles in Italy come in two forms, the rare and more aromatic white truffle, or the slightly less aromatic and slightly more common black truffle. Truffles grow naturally throughout Umbria, Tuscany and Piedmont, so you’re more likely to find fresh truffles in local dishes in these areas, but only if you go in the autumn. […]

Verona hidden Gem: Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe

Verona hidden Gem: Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe

When visiting Verona you can’t skip over its two biggest Piazzas. Piazza Bra is the largest piazza in the city as well as the beating heart of its civic life. There are also vibrant examples of Verona’s strong café culture among the dozens of restaurants and coffee shops lining the piazza. Once you have gotten […]

Piazza form dei Miracoli, Pisa

Piazza form dei Miracoli, Pisa

The Piazza dei Miracoli is probably the least traditional Italian piazza on this list. It’s home to Pisa’s cathedral, battistero, “Monumental Cemetery”, and a certain crooked tower that you might have heard of. The Leaning Tower of Pisa took 177 years to complete, but after just five years of construction the subsoil began to sink, […]

How to enjoy the best wines in Florence

How to enjoy the best wines in Florence

Tuscany is synonymous with Italian wine culture abroad, and opportunities to discover the local wines paired with gorgeous scenery and delicious food abound in this region. Perhaps the most famous Tuscan name in the wine world is that of the Antinori family, who have been making wine for 600 years and whose award-winning wines first […]