Author Archives: Fleur Copier

Ponza Island

Italian islands: discover off the beaten path

What are the first Italian islands that come to mind? Sicily? Sardinia? Capri? These islands are rightly famed for their breathtaking beauty, food and culture, but they’re just the starting point. For an unforgettable Italian summer away from the crowds, … Read More

Pompeii Discoveries

Pompeii discoveries in recent years

Walking down the silent streets of Pompeii, admiring the villas, gardens and frescoes, you might assume that this is all there is. After centuries of thorough excavations, we must have discovered and dug up everything. But that’s not the case … Read More

The she-wolf of Rome

The Animals of Ancient Rome

Unless you pay a visit to the zoo near Villa Borghese, you’re unlikely to encounter any exotic animals on your trip to Rome. Apart from the parakeets that have taken over the parks in recent years, there’s no wildlife you’d … Read More

Bagna cauda

Everything about Italian regional dishes

What do we mean when we talk about “Italian food”? Pizza? Pasta? It’s a little more complicated than that…In this guide we go beyond generalisations and stereotypes to discover delicious Italian dishes in every region, from north to south. The … Read More

The Mausoleum of Rome

The Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome

Rome’s history may be ancient, but there’s always something new to look forward to. The Mausoleum of Augustus is opening its doors to the public for the first time in decades. Due to this lengthy closure, many tourists and Romans … Read More

Michelangelo's David

Our Top 10 Renaissance Artists of Italy

Who’s the first Italian artist that comes to mind? Michelangelo, perhaps, or Leonardo Da Vinci. Then there’s Raphael, and Botticelli. What do all of these artists have in common? Apart from their extraordinary talent, what unites them is the time … Read More

Must-see UNESCO sites in Italy

Did you know there are more than 1,000 UNESCO world heritage sites? They’re usually historic buildings or places of outstanding natural beauty, recognised for their uniqueness and cultural significance. When it comes to culture, history and beauty, Italy is one … Read More

Homemade pizza

Making Italian pizza at home

Any Italian pizza you eat in an authentic pizzeria is bound to be mouth-wateringly delicious. But what about making it at home? Believe it or not, you don’t need to be an expert chef, and you don’t need a wood … Read More

St. Peter's Basilica

Our top 10 churches of Italy

There are thousands of incredible Italian churches, all worth visiting. But if your time is limited, here’s where to begin for a deeper understanding of art, history and religion in Italy. The most beautiful and historic Italian churches Northern Italy … Read More

Roman Holiday

Top 10 Classic Italian Movies

If you want to discover Italy from the comfort of your own home, there’s no better way than through Italian movies. From 1960s classics such as La Dolce Vita to modern masterpieces like the Oscar-winning La Grande Bellezza, there’s so … Read More