MILAN HAS QUIETLY POWERED ITALY for centuries but may be on the verge of a higher profile than ever before.

CANALS, GONDOLAS AND SOARING steeples of religious monuments form the heart of Venice, a city inundated with visitors but still

THE TUSCAN CAPITAL, FLORENCE, sits amid the second-largest wine-producing region in Italy, surrounded by vineyards brimming with heritage vines and

MYTHOLOGICAL LEGENDS describe the petite island of Capri as the Isle of Sirens, where tantalizing temptresses once lured sailors to

TO BE IMMERSED IN A PLACE that 2,000 years ago was halted forever in time is one of the world’s

WHEN TUSCANS LIFT A GLASS OF their beloved Brunello di Montalcino and say, “Salute” — “To your health” — they

BEYOND THE GILDED LUSTER of Venice lies a melting pot of culture and gastronomy ripe for discovery. Friuli-Venezia Giulia —

Iconic images emerge from Italy’s Amalfi Coast, one of the world’s most breathtaking regions. Jumbles of cube-shaped houses in peach,

Home to such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Dante Alighieri, Florence earned a lasting reputation as a

Milan still basks in the glow from Expo 2015, the blockbuster international exhibition focusing on food sustainability that featured spectacular

Sicily is Italy on steroids. Compared to the rest of the country, everything on this beautiful Mediterranean island is magnified.