Italy

How the Pope flies: On board the papal plane

How the Pope flies: On board the papal plane

CNN goes behind the scenes on Pope Francis's flight from Rome to Cuba
The untouched Italy few ever see

The untouched Italy few ever see

A land of wolves, wild boars and ghost towns, Molise offers untouched landscapes and hearty shepherd food
10 gorgeous Mediterranean islands you've never heard of

10 gorgeous Mediterranean islands you've never heard of

When the rest of the Med is fully booked, these under-the-radar gems are still crowd-free
Italian hand gestures everyone should know

Italian hand gestures everyone should know

Italians love to let their hands do the talking. Here's what they're saying
Kitschy bar designed by Wes Anderson is kitschy as hell

Kitschy bar designed by Wes Anderson is kitschy as hell

"I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in," says the director of his quirky new Milan venue
Venice Biennale: Gas masks, Marx and cigarettes in the wrong places

Venice Biennale: Gas masks, Marx and cigarettes in the wrong places

From May to October, Venice will be the world's hottest destination for contemporary art lovers. Here are the highlights of this year's big event
Expo 2015: Countries face off in architectural spectacular

Expo 2015: Countries face off in architectural spectacular

The Universal Exposition, better known as Expo 2015, kicks off in Milan on May 1 with a selection of food-themed buildings
Does Italy care enough about its crumbling treasures?

Does Italy care enough about its crumbling treasures?

Boasting the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, Italy doesn't know how to make the most of its treasures, writes Silvia Marchett
Venice's sink or swim moment

Venice's sink or swim moment

"The Wonder List" CNN host Bill Weir cruises through ever-so-special Venice to see that the tide isn't the only thing rising
10 of the world's most quirky restaurants

10 of the world's most quirky restaurants

TripAdvisor's list of unique eateries will change your definition of 'dining with a view'
The 600-year-old perfume store you've never heard of

The 600-year-old perfume store you've never heard of

From monkish plague disinfectants to royal perfumes, this Florence, Italy institution reeks of history
7 delicious reasons to visit Italy's culinary capital

7 delicious reasons to visit Italy's culinary capital

From the 'King of Cheese' to the world's finest balsamic vinegar, many of Italy's gourmet greats were born here
Rare chance: Italy's secret attractions open their doors

Rare chance: Italy's secret attractions open their doors

Inaccessible for most of the year, these weird, wonderful and beautiful Italian treasures are unlocked for annual Spring Weekend
Tourists arrested for defacing Rome's Colosseum

Tourists arrested for defacing Rome's Colosseum

Two American women may face a fine for carving their initials on a wall at the historic Roman amphitheater
Chef Massimo Bottura: The man who reinvented Italian cuisine

Chef Massimo Bottura: The man who reinvented Italian cuisine

The three Michelin-star chef from Modena, Italy, combines inspiration from art and music with gastronomic heritage to create new Italian dishes.
10 things Italy does better than anywhere else

10 things Italy does better than anywhere else

Beyond the clichés, you'll find plenty of other surprising ways in which Italy shines
Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in jail

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in jail

Judges found him guilty of manslaughter and abandoning ship
Romance broke? We've got the fix right here

Romance broke? We've got the fix right here

These 10 little-known spots are just as dreamy as Paris, but much less trafficked
9 private cruises you'll want to book right now

9 private cruises you'll want to book right now

Private charters carry all the essential luxuries while heading to the coolest offbeat destinations in the Mediterranean
Sleeping in caves: Italy's 'spiritual' hermit hotels

Sleeping in caves: Italy's 'spiritual' hermit hotels

They've been refuges for pilgrims, prostitutes and peasants. Now Italy's cave hotels offer a more upscale escape from modernity
$611,000 fine as TripAdvisor gets bad review in Italy

$611,000 fine as TripAdvisor gets bad review in Italy

Travel website says it'll appeal after being accused of misleading consumers by failing to remove fake reviews