Baking 100,000 pizzas to offer to Ukrainian refugees on the border with Poland: this is the objective of the humanitarian convoy that left from the Italpizza plant in Modena and will take twenty volunteers to settle at the Polish first reception center in Przemyl, just 15 km from the Ukrainian border and on the road to Lviv. Ten vehicles, including...

Spring in Italy smells of freshly bloomed flowers and trees that are colored with new light, the climate becomes mild, the squares of the cities come back to life and the sun reappears to make the landscapes shine. In short, for many this is the best time of year to travel and to enjoy landscapes and locations without the confusion of summer or the...

"Only loving and knowing counts. Not having loved, not having known". It would be enough to contextualize this sentence to understand how brilliant, divisive and provocative Pier Paolo Pasolini has been for Italian culture. Writer, linguist, director, poet, he was born on March 5, 1922 in Bologna, Emilia Romagna, exactly 100 years ago. Because of h...

There are so many city in Italy that have food name. Gragnano, Parma, Colonnata, Gorgonzola, are only a bunch of them. Actually, there are some more, from the north to the south of Italy. To give food name to the city it is not an Italian linguistic affectation but something much more important.  When a city has food name we can easily recognized t...

Italy is the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 58, of which only five are naturalistic: in addition to the ancient beech forests, there is the geology of Etna, the Dolomites, and Mount San Giorgio, as well as the volcanic territories of the Aeolian Islands. This uniqueness makes these woods a different heritage compared to others....

Piadina Romagnola is the summer street food of Emilia Romagna par excellence. It is so deep-rooted to be recognized with the mark of Protected Geographical Indication (IGP). Mainly there are two different types of dough, but in practice, each family has its own personal recipe. The Piadina protected by the IGP trademark, foresees strict doses and p...

Every morning by 3 a.m., at his shop in the northern city of Ferrara, Italian baker Sergio Perdonati recreates a Renaissance bread. Using a 90-year-old starter (which his father managed to save after the bakery was bombed during World War II), he rolls two lengths of dough, one beneath the palm of each hand, until they begin to curl. He then presse...

The monumental complex of the Pilotta palace in Parma comprises the National Gallery of Parma, the Farnese Theater, the National Archaeological Museum and the Palatine Library.  Built around 1583, during the last years of reign of Duke Ottavio Farnese, the complex developed around the corridor (Corridore) which connected the keep to the Ducal Palac...

Cash-strapped museums suffering from a drop in visitor numbers and income during the pandemic may have found a lifeline in the form of a new partnership with a tech company and a commercial gallery. Four major Italian museums, including the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, have signed onto an ambitious project that will see them sell editioned digital...

Last year was a record year for sales of pre-sliced Prosciutto di Parma PDO in trays, which grew by about +6%. For the first time, more than 2 million sliced hams were sold, for a volume of over 100 million packs. Starting in 2019, sales of Prosciutto di Parma PDO in trays began to grow again, with a real surge over the last two years. “Pre-sliced...