With 7 Blue Flag beaches, super-friendly people and amazing food, Calabria is a true gem of southern Italy, yet international travelers rarely venture to this place. Intrigued by a general lack of guidebooks dedicated to this region (enough to say that Lonely Planet doesn’t even have one), I flew to Lamezia Terme to find out more about what Calabria has to offer. Read more

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is one of the prettiest towns in Lombardy, yet most travelers arriving at Orio al Serio Airport (one of Northern Italy’s main hubs) simply get a bus to Milan ignoring the place entirely… what a mistake! Read more