The 2021 edition of the Mille Miglia rally will see more than 400 classic and vintage cars travel from the northern Italian city of Brescia to Rome and back again this week. One of the world’s oldest car rallies, the Mille Miglia began in 1927, taking place 24 times until 1957 and bringing international fame to luxury sports cars such as Alfa Romeo...

Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ tells the story of a journey through hell, purgatory and paradise. Now the poem itself is being sent on an awe-inspiring trip of its own. As Italy marks 700 years since the poet's death, his masterpiece will face the final frontier. A publishing company in Bologna, specialising in art books, has managed to convince five spac...

Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...

With this quote, the famous philosopher Kierkegaard wants us to think about how important walking is in our everyday life. Also, it is the perfect solution for difficult times: this is the best way to escape your routine. So, wheter you just need some time for yourself or you need to care about your mental and phisical health, walking is what you n...

They say that all roads to lead to Rome. And, as it turns out, one of the best roads is also close to Rome. I’m talking about the Via Emilia, the extraordinary ancient route that ran in almost a straight line from the coast to northern Italy, from modern-day Rimini to Piacenza. Not only did countless travellers walk along its gravel path, but they...

In 2015 I made a small contribution to a crazy, unprecedented and wonderful feat. A group of visionaries managed to bring the great actor Tony Lo Bianco to Rome, where in a historic evening at the Sala Umberto he staged his show "The Little Flower," the story of Fiorello La Guardia, the most beloved mayor by his citizens in the history of New York....

FICO Eataly World renews itself in view of the reopening scheduled for next spring. It does so with a three-year strategic plan, based on a strong pact between investors, management companies and operators, endowed with fresh capital of 5 million euros. All this will be accompanied by new governance, starting with Stefano Cigarini as the Italian fo...

A 96-year-old retired American soldier has managed to make contact with the three Italian children from a photograph taken during world war two, 76 years after they posed with him in the Bologna area of northern Italy. The search began when Martin Adler asked his daughter Rachelle to try and track down the three children from the picture, taken in...

To learn about a country, simply open a history book. To understand a nation, begin by closing the book and looking to the streets—because the ultimate expression of a place and its people lies in anything with an engine and a steering wheel. In America, for example, look no further than that most American of automotive creations, the Muscle Car. T...

To protect and enhance Bolognese cuisine in the world as a unique heritage, for the contents it expresses directly, for the close relationships it presents with the history of the territory, with the social, cultural and entrepreneurial fabric and for the value of the agri-food sector on which it is regge, the Metropolitan City of Bologna launches...