My name is Livia and I'm an Italian-American travel journalist & digital strategist on a mission to share Italy's heritage with the world.

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Sicily’s Painted Cart Tradition

In the hilltop city of Ragusa, one of the Baroque jewels of southeastern Sicily, two artisans are keeping a Sicilian tradition alive through grit, passion and storytelling. Damiano Rotella and Biagio Castiletti are the artisans behind Cinabro Carretti, an evocative workshop…

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The Great Gardens of Italy

As we emerge from our homes to embrace the summer season, there’s never been a better time to get outdoors and visit Italy’s most beautiful parks and gardens. The Grandi Giardini Italiani, a network of 140 gardens, makes it easy to…

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The Best Beaches Near Rome

Rome is wonderful in every season but there’s something special about la dolce vita in the summertime. Each weekend from June through August, Romans flock to the coastline for a dip in the sea, a plate of spaghetti alle vongole…

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