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Murazzano DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) is the oldest and most delectable of the robiola cheeses from Piedmont, and is made using methods and tools that follow a now-established tradition.  The origins of the Tuma cheese from Langhe Cuneesi date back to antiquity and are interwoven with the roots of the history of the Municipality of Murazz...

What would happen if the most famous bottle in the world meets three creative minds? #DesignConnection, of course. Design Connection is a special project commissioned by Campari where its famous conical Campari Soda bottle has been reinterpreted in design objects by three young designers: Serena Confalonieri, Matteo Agati e Agustina Bottoni. Before...

The magnificent Villa d'Este in Tivoli is one of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Just a brief train ride from Rome, Villa d'Este was originally commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este (Governor of Tivoli in 1550). The Cardinal, disappointed that he was not elected pontiff, wished to bring to Villa d’Este the luxury of the Ferrarese, Roman...

Each year, during the month of July, the lovely Perugia (the capital city of Umbria Region) usually houses the most important Italian Musical Jazz Festival. Well known in Italy but also abroad, the Umbria Jazz is proud of its considerable achievements and its exceptional fame gained during the time. This year, due to the impossibility of respecting...

Sometimes a magical moment appears and life gently taps us on the shoulder guiding us to something greater than ourselves. Such a revelation happened upon discovering the great dreams and ambitions of a trio of brave Italian men who came from Italy to America full of anticipation and a burning desire to share Italy’s great cultural patrimony.  Thes...

The manufacture of ceramics in Oristano is linked to the geological characteristics of the area. The city is located between two large ponds near the mouth of the Tirso, where the clay component of the soil has provided the raw material for the production of various forms of pottery from Neolithic times to the present day.  The most ancient example...

It’s finally August! Time to rest and go on vacation. This year has been a crazy mess, and probably some of you won’t be able to go on vacation, and many people won’t be able to come to Italy, so I thought I’d bring the Italian sea to you. Let’s take a look at some of the many Italian expressions with mare, “sea.”  The most common is probably un ma...

Considering European standards and those of the most developed countries in the world, Italy has often shown to be particularly sensitive to the issue of renewables, especially in recent years. It is estimated that in 2019 our country was able to recycle 1,300,000 tons of plastic alone, an increase of 13% compared to 2018, but this is clearly not e...

Even though I’m not venturing outside Tuscany I am highlighting a lesser discovered appellation in the southern part called Montecucco.  Located in the Maremma, northeast of Grosseto not too far from the Tyrrhenian Sea.  The hills are set inland at the foothills of Monte Amiato, an extinct volcano.  Not too distinct are also the sangiovese based ap...

The Arco Arboretum, in Trentino Alto Adige, was created by Archduke Albert of Habsburg near the Archducal Villa, around 1872, when the town was the winter residence of the Austrian imperial court. In the 1960s, Walter Larcher, professor of botany at the University of Innsbruck, was entrusted with the creation of the botanical garden. In 1993, follo...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... how are you? At the beginning of the Italian lockdown, now four months ago, you were worried about Italy, in serious trouble while in America the problems had not yet begun, even though the virus was already circulating. Now that, for the moment, Italy is a little bet...

Gangi rises amidst the fresh air of the Madonie Mounts, with its colored stone narrow houses, close to each other, and the majestic Etna in the background that, due to optical deception, seems very close. A great architectural and artistic heritage is preserved in this Borgo, among the medieval alleys of the old town centre in the upper side, such...