Italy

Instagram Spotlight: Heather Shevlin (@thehmstravels)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Heather Shevlin (@thehmstravels) tells us about her travels across the globe and shares some...

Discover Hidden Tuscany with Alexandra of ArtTrav

Alexandra Korey is a Toronto native who originally moved to Florence for a study-abroad semester while in college. From there, her story followed the classic “studied and stayed” arc. She later returned to the...

Florence Through the Eyes of a Local

Francesca Matteoni moved to Florence in January, though she had lived there once before while studying at Florence's Academy of Fine Art. Since settling in to her cozy Tuscan flat in Florence’s surrounding hills,...

Two Striking Italian Destinations: Como & Capri

Como and Capri: two places in the same country that couldn’t be more different. Lisa Weatherbee had already visited Lake Como and fallen in love, so it was added to the itinerary for further exploration....

Photographing Everyday Moments in Bologna

“We can find the extraordinary in the most unexpected places in our lives, but most of the time we’re too busy or distracted to notice it,” says Oriana Lang. This Asian-Italian photographer lives in a...

Why I Love Florence

My personal connection with Florence started almost 20 years ago. On my way back home to Germany from a bus tour to Rome, our driver stopped in Florence for two hours, and the city...

Instagram Spotlight: Tor Arne Hotvedt (@torahot)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, Tor Arne Hotvedt (@torahot) tells us about his travels through Norway, Italy, and Japan. Odda,...

The Mystery of Venice

It's vanishing. Gradually ceasing to exist. "The bottom step used to be at the top of the water," Luke tells me, a simple fact that makes me sad for reasons I can’t explain. I wonder aloud...

Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Italy

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi felt so enchanted by his home country that he was willing to give up the rest of the universe...