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Doing what comes naturally

If you're still looking for ideas for your holidays, worry not. Just pick one of our eco-tours - there's something for everyone . . .

Elena Guarneri

Palermo, a Hundred Steps into the West

Paolo Briguglia, co-star of "The Hundred Steps", talks to us about the film's atmospheric setting - Palermo.

Elena Guarneri

What is ecotourism?

As you make the final plans for your holidays here are a few ideas for those of you who think nature needs a break, too!

Elena Guarneri

Winding our way through Genoa

In the words of one of Genoa's most famous singer-songwriters, Ivano Fossati: "To see Genoa, you have to see her from the sea."

Elena Guarneri


Half of the nation adore her and the other half have stopped hating her. Raffaella Carra' is a national institution at the centre of this year's San Remo Song Festival.

Marcello Parmeggiani


Journalists the world over dream of getting a scoop, an exclusive interview, a lead article screaming 'news' from the front page. So imagine the delight of Italiaplease's roving reporter when he bumped into the legendary Raffaella Carra'.

Stefano Pelloni

Armando Testa - the essence of advertising

The father of Italian advertising in a major retrospective. Castello di Rivoli in Turin hosts a retrospective of the work of Armando Testa, the father of Italian advertising.

Elena Guarneri

Another voice from Palermo

Umberto Santino is the President of the Centro Siciliano di Documentazione .Giuseppe Impastato.. He talks to us about crime-fighting organisations in Palermo.


Celebrating Carosello

The TV programme Italians love to remember

Elena Guarneri

Italy through the eyes of the artists

An important exhibition in the heart of Genoa takes us through five centuries of travelling through Italy.

Elena Guarneri

75 seconds in Siena

Dramatic, exhilarating, spectacular and riotous. Seeing is believing at Siena's Palio - the most famous bareback horserace in the world - but don't look away, or it could all be over...


Land ahoy!. Jump on board as ItaliaPlease sails around Italy with the Girovela.

At sea with Italy? Join us as we spend the next month cruising Italy's coast from sea to shining sea in the wake of the 13th edition of Girovela, the Round Italy Sailing Race. From Cervia to Piombino, 11 ports of call. Keep up-to-date on the GiroVela's official web site (Italian only, sorry).


The 17 contrade

The following contrade will compete in July 2nd's Palio:Aquila, Chiocciola, Drago, Leocorno, Selva, Nicchio, Torre, Giraffa, Tartuca and Civetta. Who do you think will win?


Divine wine

A short trip into Italy's wine-producing country hot on the heels of Vinitaly, Italy's International Wine and Spirits Exhibition. As the Italians say...salute!

Elena Guarneri

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