Rebecca Ann Hughes Contributor

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A Plastic-Free Bee-Friendly Hotel In Tuscany For Your Next Italy Vacation

From the shady terrace of the poolside bar, guests of Castelfalfi Resort can gaze across the verdant landscape of the hotel's 2700-acre estate over...

Italy’s Tourists Are Back, But So Is The Damage To Historic Monuments

While Italy’s tourism sector is rejoicing in the return of visitors, the behavior of some vacationers is proving less welcome. As the summer season...

Live Like The Medici In This Spectacular Tuscan Hotel Near Florence

Tenuta di Artiminio immerses guests in a Renaissance oasis of UNESCO heritage architecture and authentic Medici meals. Driving out of the city...

Rome Bans Picnics, Imposes Curfew To Curb Wild Boar Invasion Of Italian Capital

The Italian government has imposed strict measures to tackle the soaring numbers of wild boar wreaking havoc in the country’s capital, Rome. Authorities have...

Two Colossal Iron-Age Torsos Unearthed In Sardinia

Archeologists excavating the Mont’e Prama necropolis on the Italian island of Sardinia have discovered the giant torsos of two warrior statues. The...

A Workcation In Rural Tuscany To Skip The Spring Slump

I inch up a stony path, convinced my little Fiat 500 car will beach on one of the mounds of pebbles or burst a...

A Tiny Italian Village Becomes New Home For Ukrainian Orphans

An Italian hamlet of some 500 residents has welcomed 42 Ukrainian children and teenagers from an orphanage in the west of the war-torn country,...

At Pompeii, A Robot Dog Is Helping Guard And Protect The Ruins

A quadruped robot named Spot is the latest piece of cutting-edge technology to come into service at Italy’s Archeological Park of Pompeii in a...

Italian School Gives Heartwarming Welcome To Ukrainian Refugee Children

Yesterday, children and staff of a primary school in Naples, Italy, came out in force to greet Ukrainian refugee children arriving for their first...

After 2 Year Haitus, Venice Carnival Brings Hope To COVID-Crushed Canal City

In St Mark’s Square, a small boy dressed as a Renaissance page happily kicks through the confetti and streamers scattered on the ground. His...

Florence’s Long-Standing Leather Vendors Long For Tourists’ Return

Florence's Mercato del Porcellino is so named for the hefty bronze boar that lounges beneath the arcades of the Renaissance loggia. Normally, it's tourists...

Excessive Bell-Ringing By Priest Takes Its Toll On Italian Community

In an elegant suburb of Florence, nerves had begun to fray. Day and night, at all hours, the bells of the local church Santa...

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