Italy

By Everett Potter For Americans who’ve been waiting to go back to Europe to ski, the winter of 2022 is shaping up to be the perfect time. The month of January has long been the sweet spot for such a vacation. The holidays and holiday crowds are gone, and it’s

By Larry Olmsted Like much of the travel industry, skiing and snowboarding suffered mightily from the pandemic with an early end to the 2019-2020 season, and last winter severe travel and capacity restrictions hampered resorts in this country, while most of Europe’s lifts never opened at all. Even summer skiers

By Catherine Sabino Authentic has become a buzzword in travel in recent years, as visitors increasingly seek out unique and immersive experiences, the quest for what’s genuine revamping itineraries as travelers re-evaluate what to see and do, where to dine, and, as importantly, where to stay. This pursuit of the

By Larry Olmsted The entire travel industry has suffered mightily in the COVID pandemic, but the ski and snowboard sector was especially hard hit. A premature end to the 2019-2020 season was one of the first travel casualties as the pandemic began, and in many places the entire 2020-2021 winter

By Catherine Sabino When seeking out new destinations in Italy, you often don’t have to go far to find them. Even as popular an area as the Italian Riviera has a good choice of intriguing villages and towns that many well-traveled visitors have yet to discover. Here are four coastal

By Ann Abel One night at dinner at Agriturismo Ramusè, I watched with delight as Paolo Ciccioli spent a full 30 seconds shaving a black truffle over my pasta. (I’m not exaggerating—I have the iPhone video to prove it.) That was just the primo piatto, halfway through a dinner in which all three

World-renowned vintages, a bounty of historic cities, towns and hilltops villages, and the vineyard-and-castle-threaded countryside of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are just some of the reasons to visit Piedmont in Northern Italy. Well-priced vacation homes and lodging are other reasons to lure you here as well.   By Catherine

By Catherine Sabino Pasta’s many forms range from commonly known versions like fettucine to such lesser-known varieties as the threaded sheets of Sardinia’s su filindeu, or the stuffed cjarsons, an Alpine ravioli, from Friuli. But one version stands out among the myriad shapes—corzetti (also known as croxetti), a unique, engraved

By Everett Potter As Italy reopens to the world, armchair travelers can take a quick trip to the land of La Dolce Vita via the new Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive special on PBS stations in June. Hosted by Kathy McCabe, the special showcases the transformative power and

By Paul Clemence As Italy opens up, easing on Pandemic restrictions, visitors are slowly coming back to Venice, and just in time for the Serenissima’s most important events, the Venice Biennale. Started in 1895, La Biennale is one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural events in Europe. Alternating each