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…

Traveling to any city, you’re bound to make some mistakes. These could be anywhere from small errors to culture offending transgressions (although hopefully not). In Italy, you aren’t likely to make any mistakes that would cause a mass uproar, but there are a lot of small things that might earn you few looks or make…

When you would rather get to know Venice Italy in-depth rather than just over drinks, skip the regular tourist options and find a good ecotourism company. Not only will this let you experience this great city on a more personal level, it will also help protect a culture and environment overtaxed by tourists. With a…