Located in Italy’s Puglia region is the unique town of Alberobello. Characterized by its marvelous whitewashed limestone huts with cone shaped roofs, this village has been certified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich cultural and historical significance. While driving through the hilltop Rione Monti district, you will pass by hundreds of these…

Found on the Sicilian flag, hung outside Sicilian homes and businesses, and sold in trinket form in the streets of Sicily is the mysterious Trinacria: the symbol of Sicily. Three bent legs likely belonging to a woman, protrude from the head of hideous mythological gorgon Medusa. Venomous snakes grow from her head in place of…

Halloween is almost here! In the spirit of the spooky season, here are ten historic cemeteries in Italy worth a visit: 1. CEMETERY OF SAN MICHELE, VENICE San Michele is a Venetian Island dedicated almost exclusively as a cemetery. Mauro Codussi’s Chiesa di San Michele of 1469, the first Renaissance church in Venice, and a…

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time we take a look at Italy’s own spooky history. Although it’s certainly not the only eerie and mysterious location in Italy, the island of Poveglia is often hailed as the most hair-raising place one can visit in the peninsula and even the most haunted island in the world. Only…

When visiting Rome, it’s important that travelers and tourists remember to keep the Eternal City clean. If you act sustainably during your trip, you’ll not only gain the respect of locals but you’ll also play a key role in keeping Rome’s amazing monuments, parks, and city streets preserved and tidy. Although it may seem simple,…

In the age of climate change, Italy is taking significant steps to reduce its pollution and carbon footprint. While the Italian government and its citizens are taking many precautionary measures to combat environmental issues, novel and collaborative actions are also being put into place. Here are five unique ways Italy is reducing its environmental impact:…

Rome is a living museum. Take a walk nearly anywhere in the city, and you will be surrounded by statues, temples, and other monuments representing the glory and grandeur of Roman history. Here is how some of Rome’s most iconic monuments and locations have changed over time. Here’s a look at how Rome’s iconic structures…

From the pagan religions to Judaism and Christianity, the rich religious history of Rome has shaped nearly every aspect of the culture of the city, including its food. Here are seven Roman culinary traditions with religious roots. GNOCCHI ON THURSDAYS Even in the age of fine dining and readily available ingredients, many restaurants in Rome…

The city of Catania is located at the foot of Mount Etna on the east coast of the Island of Sicily. Catania has been awarded UNSECO status due to it rich history, culture, and architecture with some of the best Baroque architectural sites in all of Italy. Let’s explore some of the best things to…

Filmed on a home video camera, Paranormal Activity only had a budget of only $15,000. Despite this, it earned over $193 million internationally, making it one of the most profitable movies ever. How did it make so much? People obsess over anything supernatural, especially hauntings. If that’s the case for you, here are five of…