Wander between ancient forests and hermitages, explore hilltop villages with views stretching all the way to the coast, surround yourself with history and spirituality – this is just part of what you’ll experience along the Cammino di San Vicinio, one of the most unique and offbeat long-distance paths in our region. The Cammino di San Vicinio is 32...

Recently crowned the Italian city with best quality of life, Parma is a pleasant medium-sized town celebrated for its artistic masterpieces just as much as it is for its culinary delights. Less than an hour by train from the regional capital of Bologna, it makes for a great day trip as its compact city center makes it easy to explore. Within a few...

Mercanteinfiera, the appointment of antiques, historical design and vintage collecting of Fiere di Parma, opens from March 12 to 20 with a look at the '900 and confirms its dates. To inaugurate the spring edition, two collateral exhibitions entitled "Partivano i bastimenti. Home sweet home America" and "Olivetti #StoriadiInnovazione". Different sto...

There is absolutely no doubt that one of the things Italy continues to gift the world is art. The Bel Paese gave us Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Leonardo, Dante, Artemisia, and more recently Modigliani, Boccioni, and Cattelan, to name a few names. But it’s not just indoor art that we should be paying attention to: the Italian street art is just as flo...

The word “Parma’‘ has been used in 65 New York Times crossword puzzles. It has been clued in several different ways, including “Toscanini’s birthplace” and “Cheese city.” Parmigiano Reggiano, a beloved cheese Americans refer to as Parmesan cheese or “parm,” has a solid fan base composed of cheese lovers around the globe. The name of the pungent pow...

The pandemic is not hindering the production of Aceto Balsamico di Modena PGI. The protection Consortium’s data show an increase in production of +11% in volume in 2021, thus making Italy’s balsamic vinegar cross the threshold of 100 million liters. “Our sector – says Mariangela Grosoli, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Aceto Balsa...

In the chapel of a small hillside sanctuary in Porretta Terme — a handsome town in central Italy known for the healing powers of its thermal waters — a single basketball-shaped window, its panes curved like seams, poured light on walls filled with basketball jerseys. On a table, a notebook contained pages of devotionals, including gratitude for a h...

Many are the Italian cities where every year local traditions are carried on and events are held to celebrate the festivities. Here are some of Central Italy’s Christmas markets that come to life every year in the month of December. Here it is possible to find many gift ideas or local and traditional products. Furthermore, you will live the magic o...

Christmas is around the corner and as tradition has it in every city different nativity scenes are set up every year, both classic and unique, as well as the living ones thanks to which the Christmas atmosphere is recreated allowing for a deep dive into the past. Let us see what are the 5 nativity scenes absolutely worth seeing in Italy! Before dis...

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...