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Como is a city and commune in northern Italy and is home to several renowned Italian hotspots. While it might not be everyone’s first choice, it has plenty to offer that you simply can’t find elsewhere. But what does living in Como, Italy, look like for an expat? Well that’s the question we’ll answer in this guide. We’ll cover important topics like...

While the wines of Lombardy aren't as hyped as other Italian wines, the northern Italian region bottles some fine vino. Franciacorta, considered to be Italy's finest sparkling wine made from the classic Champagne making method, is made in Lombardy.  Lombardy as a whole is a mosaic of around 30,000 hectares (74,132 acres), ranging from the alpine te...

Italy’s mountain cuisine has been in the culinary spotlight in recent years with Michelin-starred restaurants sprinkled across its Alpine range from the Valle d’Aosta to Friuli Venezia Giulia. But only one of these dining spots in the country’s far north can claim three of those coveted stars, and that’s the St Hubertus, located in the Dolomite tow...

Along Calabria’s Riviera dei Cedri, the northern stretch of coast facing the Thyrrenian Sea, there is a unique small cove where the rocks and a crystal clear sea create a breathtaking show. It is Arcomagno beach, at San Nicola Arcella, in the province of Cosenza, a jewel guarded between two much more famous destinations, Scalea and Praia a Mare. Ar...

This year’s annual LoveBrands ranking by Talkwalker (a multinational leader in social listening and analytics), dedicated to brands that have best managed to be appreciated by Italians, sees as its main novelty the exploit of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO at the top of the list. The king of cheeses comes in fact in second place, right after Armani, as th...

THIS PONTOON BRIDGE WAS BUILT in 1976 to replace a historical bridge built in the 14th century by the Duke Vespasiano Gonzaga. The old bridge was demolished because was considered hazardous by the Sabbioneta municipality (the bridge was on the edge between Commessaggio and Sabbioneta municipality). Today, only the original bricks piers have survive...

Procida is a treasure chest by the sea, perfect as a setting for a wedding, a promise of marriage or a romantic and intimate event. The colours of Procida are a perfect setting for a dream wedding. Procida is... Procida has been in the spotlight since January 2021 because it will be the Italian Capital of Culture 2022. Everyone is talking about Pro...

When Italy announced they would open up their borders for leisure travel to American tourists, I got on my laptop and booked a flight to Rome. It has been over a year since I visited Italy and I jumped at the opportunity of seeing the country without crowds of tourists. Yes, I had to take some extra steps, but for me it was well worth it! What Are...

Saludi e Trigu – Health and Wheat! What more could one hope for! The ancient Sardinian wish for prosperity in times of difficulty is born each day in the mills and bakeries of the island’s villages. Health requires food and the perfect food has always been bread. The fundamental staple of life throughout the history of humanity, bread is a food sac...

Claims, certifications and indications concerning the sustainability of food products and the recycling of packaging are now widespread on labels and much appreciated by modern consumers, sensitive to environmental issues. This trend has been recently measured by Osservatorio Immagino, the six-monthly monitoring carried out by GS1 Italy. More than ...

Barefooting walking, more than an activity in itself, is a lifestyle, a true philosophy based on direct contact with nature. The term barefooting comes from the word 'barefoot', meaning "without shoes". However, on reflection, it is not an invention at all, but a return to man's origins. In fact, going back hundreds of thousands of years, we can sa...

Daniel Soares is a fourth-generation New York grocer and owner of Essex Market produce stand Alimentari Flâneur. His family is from PugliaThe COVID situation there: Italy, like all of the European Union, is open to vaccinated travelers from the United States. The country has no quarantine requirement on arrival as long as you travel on a dedicated...