Spectacular ski runs and engaging trails, where to devote yourself to ski as well as to freeriding, cross-country skiing, snow-kiting or take on an exciting off-track ride: in central and southern Italy there are many (sensational) destinations where to enjoy snow sports. The most renowned destinations include Gran Sasso and Mount Etna, Aspromonte...

Rimini, in the Emilia Romagna region, never ceases to amaze, and even less so does the church of Saint Agostino. The treasure chest of the fourteenth-century Rimini school of painting, where extraordinary cycles of frescoes disappeared for centuries reappeared only after the earthquake of 1916, forcing art historians to rewrite their pages, has rev...

Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...

The Renaissance and medieval heart of Ferrara, a Unesco-inscribed town in Emilia-Romagna, comes alive in December with shows, light performances, Christmas villages and Christmas markets, making it an ideal destination to visit with family during this time of the year.    Cheerful Christmas lights envelop the streets of the city center, decorated w...

It is no longer a secret that Italian soccer has become an attractive market to the eyes of U.S. investors, who over the last years have taken over some of Italy’s most renowned soccer clubs. The latest American to follow this rapidly-growing trend is Robert Lewis, 57, a New York-based attorney and manager of private equity fund JRL Group. As Italy...

The tradition of the ‘presepe’ in Italy began with none other than Saint Francis of Assisi’. Profoundly moved after seeing the sacred representations on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, Francis returned to Italy and created history’s first nativity scene in 1223 in a cave just outside Greccio (Lazio). Thus, the tradition of arranging nativity scene...

Sometimes called the city of mosaics, Ravenna is known for its spectacular early Christian mosaics, dating from the fifth and sixth centuries, that decorate the walls of its churches and monuments. Ravenna was the western capital of the Roman Empire and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe from early fifth to the eighth centuries and the mosaic art sh...

The most famous Christmas markets in Italy are those located in the northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige. They are usually the ones that get the most visitors, but why not go off the beaten track this year and discover other quaint markets from north to south? Here’s a selection of some great ones. Most of them are already under way and will cont...

Guided by the common interest of promoting Italian gastronomy and its history they joined forces in New York for the first edition of the “Original Balsamic Week” from November 1st to 7th, 2021. This event involved 22 of the best Italian and international restaurants in New York, which were entrusted with the creation of innovative recipes inspired...

If you were to ask me what my favorite food is (the one thing I could eat all day and every day of my life), my answer would have to be thinly sliced, authentic prosciutto di Parma or prosciutto San Daniele. It’s as close to my version of the perfect food as you can get.  Truth be told, I love all salumi, and if not for the salt intake, I would...