If you’re planning a trip through Europe, don’t forget to consider these Italian villages. “To visit them is to participate in Italy’s beauty while helping keep these enchanting places alive,” says Fiorello Primi, president of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” association (I Borghi più belli d’Italia). While you know Rome, Florence, or Milan,...

One of the many hidden gems in Italy is the little Venice. This is how someyimes Comacchio is called. Its canals, the bridges, the water reflecting the buildings and even the Carnival, in fact, are somewhat reminiscent of a miniature Venice. Comacchio, however, has its own identity, its history and the particular charm of a city set, like a real ge...

Visit Rimini and discover what to do like a local in the city of the Italian cinema maestro Federico Fellini. With the help of some insider tips, of course! You'll soon realise that it's a continuous discovery. In summer, the famous nightlife that enlivens the clubs and crowded beaches on its endless seafront makes it an irresistible magnet for any...

WHIZZING along on my e-bike past poppy fields and country houses with wonky terracotta roofs, I finally reach the peak of Pietra Perduca. From this impressive vantage point, you can look out across the whole valley — and in the distance I spot a tiny, ancient church sitting on top of a volcanic rock. These views of unspoiled land are what the lush...

The cuisine is one of the main reasons to visit Bologna. Delicious pasta, homemade tortellini, mortadella, and flavourful balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano reggiano. The many traditional foods of Bologna has made it the gastronomic capital of Italy – which says quite a lot. In this post, I’ll be sharing the 10 most traditional foods in Bologna, the b...

It is the longest river in Italy and it gives the name to one of its richest areas, the Pianura Padana,  but the Po, especially for the people who live along its banks, from Piemonte to Emilia Romagna, it’s much more than that. It’s livelihood and fertility; it’s wealth and happiness; it’s history and family. It’s memories and future at once. It is...

The Italian government is launching infringement proceedings against Slovenia in an attempt to defend the authenticity of its famed, geographically protected balsamic vinegar. Relations between the two countries turned sour last year when Slovenia notified the European Commission of its plans to “standardise” its vinegar production, essentially see...

An agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy to support research, entrepreneurship and trade was made official with a signing on June 16. Some of the aims of the agreement are supporting the collaboration between the industrial clusters of the two territories on life sciences, trade in agricultural pr...

THIS MUSEUM TELLS THE HISTORY and treasures of the Knights of the Constantinian Order of San Giorgio, owners of the church most loved by the citizens of Parma. Among the exhibits, is an exceptional relic of the French Revolution. The Constantinian Order of St. George, whose first official testimony dates back to 1551, boasts an ancient genesis: the...

Venezia è unica, there isn’t a place in the world like Venice. But some corners of Italy are blessed with similar allure, if not with the same grandeur and majesty: Comacchio is one of such corners. This town of about 23,000 is located on the Po Delta, just over a mile from the coast. In fact, if location is important to you, Comacchio is a good pl...