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Vicenza, a city to live in its every detail, to discover street by street, to admire from the very first moment. It is one of the most beautiful places in Veneto and in all of Italy, where architecture happily marries with city planning: palazzi, villas, monuments and churches contribute to the harmonious splendor that form this city.  Vicenza poss...

The historical period of transition in which we currently live is characterized by profound changes. The challenge that is required in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic that is still holding part of the world back, imposes a different vision of the dynamics that fill our daily lives. Urban regeneration, redevelopment, sustainable future. These ar...

The Piedmont wine region in northwestern Italy produces some of my favorite Italian wines and the fact that they were all based on the Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes were just icing on the cake.  The winery I’m highlighting today, Terre da Vino, was a first for myself to experience.  Terre da Vino plays a large role in the wine industry in Piedmont.  ...

Cesare Colombo (aka, Joe), whose death marks 50 years this year, was one of the great Italian geniuses of the second half of the twentieth century, although Wikipedia insists on defining him as "simply" an architect and designer. Someone has rightly called him the James Dean of Italian design for his life, short but intense (he died of cardiac arre...

March has finally arrived and spring is slowly making its way back into out lives. We’ve all spent over a year in this crazy timeline and it is now clear that our routine has changed, and perhaps our perception has also changed, but above all, our language has definitely changed. Let’s take a look at some Italian words that have made their way into...

The Upper Murgia (“Alta Murgia”) National Park was established in 1998 to protect the last example of the Mediterranean steppe in Italy. The park stretches from the Adriatic coast to the Lucanian reliefs, reaching the maximum height of 2.227 ft on Mount Caccia; it is mainly made of limestone, tuffs, clay deposits, sands and alluvial deposits mixed...

Dear friends, there are so many things we're working on. Virtual meetings, some even in-person; projects; partnerships. I hope that very soon it will be possible to tell you about the things we are preparing, obviously only when they will be done deals. One of the most interesting things we're studying is tourism, which before Covid-19 was 14% of t...

Travelling through beautiful Tuscany, among the rolling hills and small lakes on the border with Umbria, you will come across this ancient town, Montepulciano, which stands on a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana and val d’Orcia. This is a town which is rich in history and art, set in the agricultural landscape of Siena, the ideal place to relax, b...

The first tomato cultivated in the district of Pachino (50 km south of Syracuse, in the extreme southern tip of Sicily) date from about 1925 on farms with irrigation from groundwater wells. It was noted, even at that time, that tomatoes cultivated in this area had very different characteristics from other tomatoes. First of all, they went into prod...

The donation of Carlo Del Bravo's collection to the Uffizi Gallery has been completed: the Florentine museum has therefore acquired a collection of 455 works, including paintings, drawings and sculptures, which cover a period ranging from the 17th century to the present day. The works include an extraordinary San Giovannino by Rosso Fiorentino and...

Ferrari is without any doubt the most loved car in the world. The “Cavallino rampante” ("prancing horse") is synonymous with victory, speed, elegance, technology and no car manufacturer can boast the same tradition and the impressive number of fans in the world. In the United States and Canada alone, the Ferrari Club of America has thousands of mem...

The phases involved in the creation of “pots and accessories for the home” can be divided into three parts, according to the raw materials invented or used in the production of these objects. The first homeware company in Cusio was Calderoni Fratelli, established in 1851 in Casale Corte Cerro by Carlo Calderoni, who had learned the art of making pe...