August 21, 2019It's not the sheer number of tourists descending so much as the type of visitors. Today they pile off cruise ships and coaches, go on whirlwind tours run by non-locals, and buy little more than cheap trinkets made in China.
June 28, 2019“Big wave incoming, use your legs!” shouts Gabriella Lazzari, as her laughing students try out their new gondoleering skills in the sunshine of Venice’s lagoon in Italy.
Lazzari is one of some 20 women who teach tourists from around the world how to row standing up, Venetian style, in “Batela coda di gambero”, shrimp-tailed...
February 11, 2019You have likely seen it without recognising it. Matera in Italy has been designated European Capital of Culture for 2019 and is thought to be the world's third oldest city. A Unesco World Heritage site since 1993, the city's Sassi quarter has been used as a filming location for numerous movies.
January 1, 2019There is a lot you can learn about a country or destination, its history, people and culture from local cuisines. Let us know what your top food experiences from around the world are, or what you would like to try.
June 24, 2018Italy, just like many of the popular countries in Europe, is battling overtourism. But there is another way to enjoy the country, and you don’t even have to give up a visit to a crowded place like Rome.