NEWS FROM : ITALY  

A slow travel is like cuddles for the soul, a gift we can make to ourselves to rediscover the joy of savouring a moment without haste. In Italy there are many ways to do exactly this, but one of the most fascinating is to board an heritage train to travel like our grandparents did. Pulled by steam locomotives on tracks that have sometimes been aban...

Locals in Tuscany, Italy, have been visiting the hot springs of Saturnia for decades during the winter. However, most of the globe didn’t know about those scenic free thermal springs until recently. This is thanks to the incredible aerial shots that have revealed the true beauty of those attractions. The only ones who knew about this gem in Saturni...

This year, La Serenissima turned 1600, and she carries her age well. According to tradition and historical sources, Venice was founded in 421 AD: it’s the Chronicon Altinate,  a chronicle dating from the 11th century, that tells us. Of course, as it is easy to imagine, it didn’t all happen in a day. Just like Rome wasn’t built in 24 hours, neither...

Here’s another place you may want to add to your list of worthy Christmas destinations in Italy: Castiglione del Lago in Umbria, on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, about 50 km from the regional capital of Umbria.  The charming village overlooking the lake is hosting ‘Luci sul Trasimeno’, an event whose main draw is the large Christmas tree that will...

Over 30 artworks, including sculptures of divinities represented in toys from thousands of years ago, will outline the theme of the daily life of children in the Roman empire. The display has been organized by the Uffizi Gallery as part of the archaeological show 'A misura di bimbo. Crescere nell'antica Roma' (measuring for children. Growing up in...

ITsART, an innovative streaming platform dubbed the ‘Netflix of Italian Culture,’ was rolled out across 26 European countries on Tuesday, with plans to expand into the U.S. and China next year. Commissioned by Italy’s culture ministry, ITsART is an ad-supported and transactional-VOD service touted as the first streamer of its kind globally. It curr...

The Moccagatta family's Villa Sparina winery in Piedmont, one of the icons of the Gavi area, where one of Italy’s most historical and prestigious white wines is produced, is the “European Winery of the Year”; Santa Margherita USA, the importer arm of the Santa Margherita group, headed by the Marzotto family and CEO Beniamino Garofalo, one of the mo...

“It is a useful publication for understanding the event of migration across the Italian ocean in the second half of the nineteenth century which, by its mass character, contributed to defining a particular form of settlement in the reality of the United States. It is very interesting to note that, at that historical point, there are still documents...

Milan, apart from being one of the greatest Italian cities, and one of the most cosmopolitan in the world, in the course of history has earned itself the title of “capital of fashion”. Like Paris and New York, the activity of the fashion system is concentrated also in Milan, with fashion weeks, academies for designers and enthusiasts of the sector,...

Planning on spending Christmas in Italy? Great idea and Venice, and the Veneto, should be your first your choice. Simply put Italian Christmas tradition is at its very best in the Veneto.  You'll find something to suit all tastes.  Let me share a little of what you can expect... The choice is extremely varied, ranging from the world famous ski reso...

The Sannio has an old wine tradition. Today, it is the area with the most extensive wine production in Campania: only Benevento and its suburbs have produced half region's wine production.  Mount Taburno circumscribes the area. Benevento's people call the mountain The Sleeping Beauty because it looks like a lying girl. Its rich natural extension ma...

IN 1450, EUSTACCHIO LICINI, A non-ordained friar also known as Cacciaguerra, ordered the construction of the Church of San Bernardino of Siena in Lallio. He envisioned the countless frescoes decorating the interior as the centerpiece of the church. Around the mid-16th century, Cristoforo Baschenis the Elder, a renowned painter from Bergamo, was cal...