The second half of 2021 is outlining good forecasts for the Italian food system, with few precedents in its recent history. According to the Italian food industry association Federalimentare, the expansive thrust of the sector is entirely due to the exceptional acceleration of exports, while other economic parameters confirm situations and trends a...

The Adriatic Riviera (the coastal area on the Adriatic Sea near Rimini) as we know it today, was born in the climate of well-being and euphoria that characterized Italy from the end of the Fifties through the beginning of the Sixties, when the middle class generated mass tourism and the summer holiday took on the meaning of “escape” from everyday l...

Carandini, one of Modena’s oldest families, has been producing hand-crafted balsamic vinegars using traditional family methods since 1641. And now, U.S. consumers can enjoy Carandini’s artisanal premium products including Emilio Silver Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Bianca Sweet White Vinegar, and Italian Cheese Dressing, available at Whole Foods Mark...

All roads lead to Rome” the popular saying goes about the eternal city. Of course, like for any saying, there is some truth to it. Just like the consular roads end and start from Rome, also one of the most famous historical itineraries was created to connect Rome with the rest of Europe: the via Francigena. Let us see the paths of the Via Francigen...

Venture back from the Riviera romagnola, and you will discover gentle hilly landscapes and charming old towns where time seems to stand still. Among them is the imposing and majestic San Leo. Situated 35 kilometres far from Rimini, this fairy-tale village stands on a rocky cliff overlooking the surrounding valley. Reaching San Leo by car, you will...

“No customer or dealer has ever asked us to make a hybrid or electric car,” says Horacio Pagani. He is the man behind and the namesake of one of the world’s most exclusive supercars (starting at €3.5 million, excluding VAT). “But developments are moving fast. That’s why we’ve launched a project that should lead to an all-electric car. We think we c...

For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated northward in 1944. The 97-year-old World War II veteran met the three siblings – who are now octogenarians themselves –...

The Renaissance, apart from its literature and artistic meaning, may also be characterized by a crescendo of geographical curiosity induced by the discovery of new lands. After centuries, the Europeans start to have access to new seas, while until then they have maintained contact with Asia exclusively by land, as the Arab merchants, skilled in nav...

8 UNESCO monuments, 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Mosaics and Street Art. These are just some of the interesting attractions just waiting to be discovered here. Among the most beautiful towns in Emilia-Romagna, and completely flat, Ravenna Old Town is paved mostly with cobblestones: not ideal for mobility, but the excellent maintenance makes...

"When the silence in the streets may seem deafening, music continues to dictate trends and shape the cultural, social and political fabric of the cities it inhabits and of the people gravitating in this ever-changing world.” This condition of continuous change provides the basis for the Music & The Cities podcast, putting music at the heart of each...