NEWS FROM : ITALY  

The recycling rate of paper and cardboard packaging in Italy has exceeded in 2020, 15 years in advance, the European target of 85% set for 2035, touching 87.3%. This is stated by the National Union of Recovery and Recycling Companies (Unirima) in the Report 2021. In the global context that has been affected by the pandemic crisis, the 600 recycling...

If you’re contemplating a fall trip to Italy consider the options below to take advantage of the country’s glorious countryside and to sample its autumnal foods and wines. City-centric travelers should also head to Genoa where a unique bi-annual cultural event, Rolli Days, expands to one week.  (For the latest travel requirements for Italy, and for...

I woke up recently with Italy on my mind, and then started my morning by sipping my coffee while pondering the question, “Why do I love Italy so much?” Of course, everyone loves Italy, even non-Italians from all over the world, who travel to and fall in love with the culture and history. How can you not fall in love with the beauty of the landscape...

How about visiting Piedmont on board a small vintage train getting on and off to visit wineries and castles, or catching one from Milan to reach Lake Como and have a leisurely lunch by the lake shores, or riding in the footsteps of Commissario Montalbano in Sicily? These are just some of the itinerary ideas presented during a recent press conferenc...

A TOWERING PAIR OF STATUES of the ferocious-looking lion-headed goddess Sekhmet stand at the entrance of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. The imposing statues seem to be both guarding and inviting the visitor to explore the archeological treasures within.    The Egyptian Museum of Turin is one of the oldest collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in...

Do you want to go pro with your Italian holiday? Then take note of our tips and get ready for an unforgettable taste trip. Italian cuisine is well known for being rich, varied and heterogeneous. Each region is linked to its own traditions, flavours and products that shape an appetising mosaic. As for Italians’ dining tables, finding a predominant c...

Big old trees. Are there any living things that speak to us the same way as big old trees?Italy has ensured through law that every Italian and visitor to the country has the right of happening upon the oldest, gnarliest, and most storied trees in the nation, and thereby having that wonderful feeling of discovery and reverence we get from seeing an...

Land of the most beautiful and envied mountains in the world, Trentino-Alto Adige is both the northermost and the most mountainous region of the Belpaese and one of the least densely populated. Its territory has an unique and precious environment, where ancient castles, majestic mountains, green valleys and fairy villages alternate views that barel...

The Roman Pantheon is, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest surviving structure from the ancient Roman Empire. And not only does it survive, it radiates a vision and elegance that are nothing short of modern in their execution. To stand on his porphyry-inlaid floor and look up into the giant occulus in its dome is to forget completely that you...

“In the 1920s, Mussolini remapped Italy, so parts of ancient Tuscany are now part of Romagna,” says Marco Cerise, director of Pandolfa and Noelia Ricci wineries in Predappio, Romagna – Mussolini’s hometown, which lies about an hour northwest of Rimini, a city on the Adriatic Coast. The nefarious dictator wanted the confines of his Romagnolo hometow...

To stray in spirit better through the land/ This morn of Rome and May," recommends Robert Browning’s poem Two in Campagna. Or for €5, in whatever month, one can take a train, a day-return from Guidonia to Tiburtina. First stop for Romeward journey is Bagni di Tivoli, bringing home how this often-neglected hinterland was part-and-parcel with Rome's...

We all know, in Sicily we are practically obsessed with 2 things: eggplant and frying. And the two go perfectly hand in hand, don’t you think? Melanzane are delicious in any way you cook them: grilled, ammuttunate, baked, in oil.  But the absolute best way, the apotheosis of eggplant is absolutely fried! You will say, frying eggplants, what is so d...