Six Italian Cities Make the Short List for European Capital of Culture 2019

Representatives from 21 Italian cities waited with bated breath in Rome last week as the finalists for the European Capital of Culture 2019 were announced. In the end six cities made the short list—Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia-Assisi, Ravenna and Siena. There is good reason for these towns to be proud: competing against so many other [...]

Broken Finger, Broken Rule

The Difference between Tourists and Travelers We received this article from Maria one of our readers and we liked it. When it comes to traveling, I’ll be the first to admit that I am a bit of a snob, for I consider myself not a tourist, but a traveler. To me, the word tourist has [...]

Souvenirs

by Maria . Vacation time is just around the corner. No matter where you go, you will surely come home with a souvenir. These little trinkets serve to remind us of the good times we had with loved ones, a visit to a far-away place and maybe even new friends we made. Sometimes they hold [...]

Language & Cultural Immersion Tour in Matera: Sept. 14th – 21st.

Immerse yourself in the the Italian language and revel in the culture of the Matera! This unique Linguistic and Cultural Immersion is a custom designed experience which will give each participant the opportunity to study and practice Italian while exploring the city, its food, wines, art and traditions with experienced teachers and guides. The tour [...]

ValorePaese: Historical Buildings for Tourist Accomodation

“ValorePaese“ is a project for the development and the efficient management of real estate assets owned by the State and local authorities. The project, promoted by the “Agenzia del Demanio” (State Property Agency) in collaboration with Ance and Invitalia, involves unused or under-utilized properties that have strong strategic value. In exchange for a license for [...]

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