Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...

Whether it’s for leisure, relax or pure fun, a trip is always exciting, especially if the place is full of unusual and spooky stories. Ghost Tourism offers to the most adventurous visitors, a completely original way to admire amazing places, full of art, history and ... legends! Here are 5 places in Italy for perfect ghost tours. What is Ghost Tour...

Romagna Mia! (My Romagna) sang Raoul Casadei way back in 1974. This verse has become a patriotic hymn for every Romagnolo worthy of its name. Romagna is the southern part (if it can be defined as such) of the Emilia Romagna region. It starts from Imola in the hinterland; to Casal Borsetti on the Adriatic; and continues towards Tuscany and Le Marche...

The Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is a foodie’s paradise. Along with the production of some of Italy’s most prized commodities — Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, and prosciutto — the food of the region presents a satisfying and seductive gastronomic persona all its own. More affordable and less crowded than other Italian regions,...

The New York Times, in 2001, devoted an article to aspects of society in Connecticut, a state on the east coast of the United States, where the influence of Italian Americans has been very strong, according to the prestigious newspaper. Political, economic, religious, sports, professional, etc. For the 2000 census, Connecticut was actually the seco...

Relaxation, fun, culture and art are the key words to describe the Romagna Riviera. One of the most popular summer destinations in Italy, the Riviera is the ideal place to spend a vacation with the whole family. A fashionable destination, with a clean and safe sea that bathes some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Let's leave for the Romagna...

The Agnelli family that controls holding company Exor, which owns Ferrari, plans to stage a runway show that will be held in Maranello, Italy, where the Ferrari brand is headquartered. The event is said to take place on June 13th, 2021, at a location to be determined and depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In Novem...

Don’t mistake this with the imitation Parmesan that has a powdery texture and somewhat dull flavor. Parmigiano Reggiano is a force to be reckoned with in the world of cheese, and it bears a monumental backstory. The history of Parmigiano Reggiano dates way back to the late 1000s with Benedictine and Cistercian monks. They allegedly were in search o...

The first Italian immigrants in the United States of America brought many unique features and customs, such as the culinary tradition, the vivid language, and some peculiar musical genres. Your grandparents probably remember when, in the early 1900s, a particular Italian musicality became popular especially in Californian ballrooms: for sure, they...

Italy offers first-class attractions for sea-lovers who can make spectacular journeys through the shapes and colors of the Mediterranean, tropical and exotic habitats reproduced to the smallest detail in Italian aquariums in order to discover everything there is to know about the underwater world. The Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria was designed by th...