Learn About the Most Serene Republic of San Marino

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When you think of Europe as a vacation destination usually popular countries such as Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and even Germany come to mind.  We’re here to tell you that you’re missing one of the best places to visit in Europe: San Marino. This tiny, landlocked country in the middle of Italy has it all … Read more

Lambrusco Wine: What Is It and What You Should Pair With It?

When you think of Italy, what comes to mind? For some, it might be the tremendous ancient history dating back to the Roman Empire and Greek conquests. For others, it might be the country’s beautiful architecture or world-class artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci. However, we can all agree that while all … Read more

History of Pisa: Why Does the Leaning Tower of Pisa Lean?

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most well-known towers in the world and one of the most remarkable pieces of Romanesque architecture in all of Italy. In the Italian language, this tower is called Torre Pendente di Pisa.  Travelers come from all over the globe to marvel at this famous gravity-defying structure. … Read more

Four Fantastic Reasons to Visit Catania Sicily

As Sicily’s second-largest city, Catania is full of old-world charm. This vibrant city captivates your attention with its historic buildings, rich history, and local food specialties.  Catania is located on the east coast of the island, overlooking the Ionian Sea and residing underneath the towering giant known as Mount Etna.  After a devastating earthquake in … Read more

Christ the Redeemer Statue of Maratea, Italy

The Christ the Redeemer statue of Maratea in Basilicata is made out of Carrara marble and stands an incredible 70 feet high (21 m), and has an enormous arm span of 63 feet equaling (19 m). The statue is located high up on a mountain and situated in front of the Santuario di San Biagio, … Read more

Ancient Greek Temples of Paestum Italy & World War II

Whether you are a history buff, an archeologist by profession, an architect, or simply a curious tourist you will thoroughly enjoy visiting the Archeological Park of Paestum, Italy.  The great highlights of this ancient site are the remains of three very well-preserved ancient Greek temples.  The temples of Paestum have stood the test of time, … Read more

Senatore Vini | Cirò Wines From Calabria

Did you know the origins of Calabria’s wine-producing regions and its traditional wine-making techniques come from the ancient Greeks?  In this post, we are going to explore the Cirò DOC production located in the southeastern part of Calabria. DOC stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Denomination of Controlled Origin). Cirò is best known for red wines … Read more

Visiting the Fairytale Village of Alberobello, Puglia

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a place to visit in Italy? The odds are that you did not mention the region of Puglia or its fairytale village of Alberobello. Most likely you would think of Rome, the canals of Venice, Pisa, and the sun-kissed rolling hills of … Read more

Sandals on Capri–A Fun Shopping Tradition

When in Capri, buy sandals! Every time I visit the beautiful island of Capri, my first stop is Il Sandalo Caprese in Anacapri.  I look forward to seeing Salvatore, the artisan who creates this special footwear.  Some very famous women have worn these unique Capri sandals: Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, among … Read more