Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of tourists in Rome, Milan, Venice, and Florence? Or maybe you’ve already seen those cities, and are looking for something new? Well here are some of my favorite small towns for you to live out your Italian dream.  1. Bergamo If you’re looking for a dreamy getaway, check out Bergamo! Bergamo is located north-east...

Bergamo and Brescia in northern Italy abound in cultural riches, but have long been in the shadow of their neighbors to the east, Venice, and west, Milan. But that may be about to change—the two cities have been designated Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2023, which is all the more reason to plan a visit to them next year. Italy selects a culture ca...

Not far from Milan, Italy is Bergamo – a city just south of the Bergamo Alps. It’s not a place that many people have even heard of, but it’s a gem worth visiting. If you’re like me, big cities aren’t your thing. There is such a thing as too much hustle and bustle! That’s why I love finding out about cities like Bergamo where they are plenty of thin...

Bergamo became a household name in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, when the Lombard town and surrounding area were the European epicenter of the first deadly wave. Leaving aside that grim legacy, this lovely city at the foot of the Orobie Alps, 40 km (25 mi) northeast of the regional capital of Milan, has plenty to offer, whether you...

A group of companies in the Italian textile industry, headed by RadiciGroup, has created the first spacesuit for analogue simulation fully designed and engineered in Italy for the Space Medicine Operations (SMOPS) Mars mission. This endeavour was promoted and organized by Mars Planet — the Italian chapter of the Mars Society headquartered in the pr...

Boston Celtics’ co-owner Stephen Pagliuca, who acquired a majority stake in Atalanta in February, sees similarities between the NBA team and La Dea and explains why he invested in the Serie A team. Atalanta announced an agreement to sell the 55% stake in the club less than a month ago. On paper, it was announced as a partnership between the Percass...

Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca is among the American investors who've purchased a 55-percent ownership stake in Italian soccer club Atalanta. Susy Campanale of Football Italia reported Saturday the agreement allows the Percassi family to remain the single largest shareholder with its 45-percent stake. "Antonio and Luca Percassi will retai...

Atalanta in US orbit: to enter the future even more firmly. This explains the sale of a package of shares, which would be 55%, to a group of US entrepreneurs, with an important Italian-American component. Imminent sale: closing expected by next week, it cannot be ruled out that it will already take place on Monday. But the management of the company...

The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe — will ever forget it. For Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli, the city’s two Olymp...

Gromo is a beautiful mountain village nestled in the rock that offers visitors many unique views and glimpses throughout the valley. Compared to other Alpine valleys, the Seriana Valley is extensive, a perfect choice if you want to admire a majestic mountain landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see. Gromo, in particular, as well as being...