When you need a list of things to do in Bologna while you work off your last meal (and wait to get hungry again), here's a selection of ideas to get you started. Read More >

My calendar of Italy holidays and festivals is now updated with 2018 dates - including some new events and some (sadly) that have apparently been canceled. Read More >

Updated for 2017! Whether you're buying for an Italophile on your holiday shopping list, or you're the one who loves Italy, here's a selection of Italy gifts any Italy aficionado is sure to love. Read More >

While visiting the ancient monuments of Rome, don't miss the city's oldest bridge - intact and in continuous use since it was built in the 1st century BCE. Read More >

In Venice, the flip side of "magical" sometimes feels "haunted." Here are some of the most famous ghost stories in Venice. Read More >