MAGAZINE  

When one thinks of the great wine regions of Italy I’m sure the Lombardy wine region isn’t the first that comes to mind. If you’re a fan of pinot noir the Oltrepo Pavese is a region that one must seek out as it hosts one of the largest areas under vine for Pinot Nero. The Oltrepo Pavese is located along the 45th parallel where you also find the gre...

For travelers in search of the opportunity to relax by the sea - yet still partake in an active cultural and social scene - a trip to the lovely islands of the Bay of Naples is definitely one for the bucket list: we’re talking about Procida, Ischia and Capri. A long weekend is ideal for enjoying the beauties on display on these three islands and fo...

One of the festivals that most represents the Italian Easter tradition is the "Procession of the Mysteries" in Trapani, Sicily, where there is an intense popular participation. Imagine a river of people standing for twenty hours in extreme silence as they watch the representation of the "Mysteries". This magical word is not to be considered as an i...

Mount Cimino, with its 1,053 above sea level, is the highest peak of the Lazio Anti-Apennine chain of Cimini Mountains, in the province of Viterbo, in Tuscia. The mountain overlooks the municipality of Soriano nel Cimino, where a wonderful beechwood of 58 hectares extends from 600 to 1053 meters of altitude. Among the most impressive and beautiful...

Ciao from Rome!   I wrote my last editorial right before the week when the Italian Parliament would elect the new President of the Republic. We dedicated the cover of the January issue of our magazine to the President who was ending his 7 years, Sergio Mattarella, to thank him for his wonderful service. In that very weekend we also decided to ask s...

San Casciano dei Bagni has been famous over the centuries for its thermal springs. Located on the hills of Siena, near the border with Lazio, its urban structure  naturally traces a route that gently accompanies you during the discovering of its most beautiful corners. It is a circular itinerary, like the old town centre, that goes around the hill...

For over fifteen years, Italian tennis has returned to shine as it did in the days of the "immortals" Lea Pericoli, Nicola Pietrangeli, Adriano Panatta and Corrado Barazzutti. First, the Italian tennis players called up to the national team exploded, winning 4 editions of the Fed Cup from 2006 to 2013 (today the trophy is called the Billie Jean Kin...

It's a trend that started in the third decade of the 21st century and that we hope will become a habit: opening museum deposits. If in Rotterdam (Netherlands) a deposit has become a museum itself, attracting visitors from all over the world with a new formula, in Italy it has been decided to move the works of art by sending them to their places of...

In Italy, Carnevale is the most colorful and playful period of the year before the Lenten season. It is celebrated with costumes, festive parades, allegoric floats, coriandoli (paper confetti), stelle filanti (paper streamers), and delicious sweet treats such as Chiacchiere. Chiacchiere are sweet crisp fried (or baked) dough that are known by diffe...

This new column is born out of a personal passion, the desire to explore a new topic, the wish to present and share an important aspect of the Italian history and culture. It will focus on Italian books, both the timeless masterpieces which shaped our literature and the contemporary works that captured interest overseas.  In every article, I will t...

February 5th was the National Prevention Day against food waste. A problem that affects everyone, consumers and businesses. Every year, in the world, we throw away about 121 kilos of food per head. In Europe, 53% of waste occurs within the home, 17% between distribution and retail, 19% during processing. Hence the idea of Too Good To Go, one of the...

If you ask many people in United States “Where do the Italian Americans live?” it is often true that the northeast comes to mind. The Italian immigrant wave in the early 20th century famously began a great migration from the “old country”. The classic stories of Ellis Island often start with New York City. The entire northeast enjoys a beautiful la...