There are plenty of hill towns in Italy, but few have the same dramatic appearance as Orvieto. The city center is atop a butte with steep cliffs to the land down below, giving visitors to Orvieto fantastic views of the Umbria countryside.
On my first trip to Florence, I had no idea what Tuscan food meant. The concept that Italian food was regional had never occurred to me—and not because of a lack of food curiosity! I have been a foodie for as long as I could say “spoon”– like many others who flock to Florence and around Tuscany every year. It took several years to understand that Tuscan food, like every Italian region, has a unique identity with a rich history to match.
In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Milan so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Milan!
The vast majority of Sardinia, that huge island off the western coast of Italy and just south of France’s Corsica, is hilly, natural and unpopulated. In fact, about one quarter of the island is protected in some way, in a national or regional park, or wildlife preserve. One of the regional parks that lets you explore Sardinia’s wild side on a day trip from Cagliari is Molentargius Natural Park.
In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes Italy so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Italy!
The city of Padua in the center of the Veneto region is a university city with a pretty historic center, but art lovers know it as the home of one of Italy’s most famous fresco cycles. The Scrovegni Chapel may look unassuming from the outside, but Giotto’s frescoes make it well worth the trip.