December 20, 2019

Carmen's Corner: Christmas Music, Roman Style

Places look different from each other. But have you ever noticed differences from place to place in...

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December 20, 2019

Mantua: where noble patrons of the arts held sway for centuries

While a handful of cities dominate tourism in Italy — Rome, Milan, Florence, Naples and Venice are...

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December 20, 2019

New Year's in Italy is celebrated in a big way

In the Italian language, adding one” to the end of a word makes something bigger. So, if “cena”...

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October 29, 2019

Fit for Emperors & Popes

Rome's Castelli towns make for relaxing getaways from the city First Roman emperors, then pontiffs...

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October 29, 2019

Carve out time to admire Canova in Rome

Cities in Italy often have their “signature” sculptures Michelangelo’s towering David, in the...

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October 29, 2019

Carmen's Corner: Autumn in Italy

Autumn is nice almost anywhere. However, if you are accustomed to the chilly, even frosty nights...

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August 9, 2019

Carmen's Corner: Outdoors in Rome

Since Italy is a long, svelte peninsula, it’s easy for residents to head directly east or west...

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August 9, 2019

Urbino—Hilltop Heart of the Renaissance

Urbino, hilltop heart of the Renaissance that is home to Raphael and harmonious architecture How...

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August 9, 2019

Two Millennia of Italian Jewish heritage

Two millennia of Italian-Jewish heritage invite you to visit Italy’s small but vibrant Jewish...

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May 14, 2019

Turin: where the classic and the contemporary combine, in food, architecture and art

Turin is a city of intriguing contrasts that beckon exploration. Reflecting its storied history...

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