The Best Beaches for Daytrips from Rome, Florence, and Venice

Here are suggestions for the best beaches for “daycations” from Rome, Florence, or Venice. These, like most Italian beaches, are well organized for daytrippers as the stabilimenti balneari, or beach establishments, almost always include a café (many serving food), bathrooms, shower and changing rooms, and beach chairs and umbrellas to rent by the day. Just bring a bathing suit and towel and enjoy your vacation...from your vacation! Read More...

Siena’s Duomo Floor Revealed

The breathtaking floor of Siena’s Duomo, worked in inlaid marble mosaic by about forty artists from between the 14th and 16th centuries, is one of the most splendid of its kind in all of Italy. Read More...

Ferragosto: Chiuso per ferie

Of all the confounding holidays—of which Italy has many --perhaps the one that most often trips up the traveler is Ferragosto. Read More...

Rome by Night

Rome by Night from Guest Contributor: Nelson Landers Barrette Read More...

Stars in their Eyes: Italy’s Notte di San Lorenzo

Italy is a country that lends itself to generalizations. Some of these wide brush strokes ring true (Italians have a sense of style) and some less so (Italians eat pasta at every meal), but the most popular stereotype about Italy--permeating everything from movies to books to travel bucket lists--also happens to be one of the most accurate: Italians are romantics. Read More...

In Season: Sunflowers

Summer means Sunflower season. Read More...