Expert Guide To Florence, Italy

When people think “Italy” they think freshly-made pasta, stunning architecture, historical sightseeing, and, for many, romance. For Scott and Collette Stohler — the husband and wife co-creators and storytellers behind Roamaroo, an immersive social media experience that specializes in travel and relationships — no city embodies those qualities quite like Florence. The Stohlers — who … Read more

Italy holidays: Foodies will adore Bologna – and its exquisite architecture is a tasty treat, too

Bologna is not as imperious and debauched by power and history as Rome, not as aristocratically elegant as Florence, nor as ludicrously picturesque as Venice. However, it has a unique character, kept lively by students attending the oldest university in Europe. And to distinguish itself from Pisa, Bologna has two crazily leaning medieval towers. Italians … Read more

A Sicilian sizzler: Pretty Palermo is perfect in autumn, with fewer crowds and plenty of sunshine.

The Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez said: ‘Going to Sicily is better than going to the moon.’ That might be overdoing it, but the largest island in the Mediterranean has an enigmatic element to it, with its baking hot interior, religious fervour and associations with organized crime. Now pedestrianised, the historic core of its magnificent … Read more

A Sicilian sizzler: Pretty Palermo is perfect in autumn, with fewer crowds and plenty of sunshine.

The Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez said: ‘Going to Sicily is better than going to the moon.’ That might be overdoing it, but the largest island in the Mediterranean has an enigmatic element to it, with its baking hot interior, religious fervour and associations with organized crime. Now pedestrianised, the historic core of its magnificent … Read more

E-scooters were supposed to fix travel in Rome. Then they became a major problem

Rome (CNN) — Rome, the eternal city, has been invaded, conquered and pillaged countless times since its founding nearly 2,800 years ago. Each attack has left scars throughout the city, from the ruins of the Roman Forum to the cavern of the Circus Maximus where chariots once raced. Modern degradation has also left citizens angry, … Read more

Best Things to Do in Florence, Italy on Vacation

There’s something dreamy about Florence’s aristocratic palazzos, the medieval streets lined with artisan boutiques, loggia arches and columns on buildings, and belvedere spots overlooking the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Just strolling around the city makes visitors feel like the hero of a Renaissance tale… or a protagonist of The Medici TV series… or a character in … Read more

Six of the best espresso bars in Rome

While they might opt ​​for a cappuccino with their breakfast pastry, Italians swear by espresso. This bold, bitter little elixir is what fuels the nation, from the school run in the morning right through to the evenings, when it’s sipped slowly after dinner. Most Italians order and drink theirs standing at the bar — it’s … Read more

How American-style cheesecake was born in ancient Rome

Editor’s Note — Sign up to CNN Travel’s Unlocking Italy newsletter for insider intel on Italy’s best loved destinations and lesser-known regions to plan your ultimate trip. Plus, we’ll get you in the mood before you go with movie suggestions, reading lists and recipes from Stanley Tucci. Rome (CNN) — It was nutritious, easy to … Read more