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...

“The opportunity offered with Original Balsamic Week was essential, as it allowed us to continue to promote and enhance our product as an emblem of authenticity for not only Italian but European agri-food. It was an opportunity to open the doors to future interesting collaborations with new and renowned names in the world of restaurants in the Big...

Italian-American striker Giuseppe Rossi has signed a contract with SPAL, Italy’s Serie B club that last August was taken over by New York-based criminal defense lawyer Joe Tacopina. After spending the 2020 season in Utah with MLS side Real Salt Lake, Rossi, who boasts large international experience at elite European clubs like England’s Manchester...

It was in culinary school, while studying the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, that I had my very first wine-pairing epiphany. I placed a glass of Sangiovese next to a plate of pasta topped with a hearty ragù. Suddenly, the wine took on a sweeter fruit profile, its acids balanced against the richness of the meat, and the sauce itself seemed to gain in ro...

The annual ranking that determines the Italian cities with best quality of life has just been published and reveals some unexpected results this year.  The 23rd edition of the survey conducted by newspaper Italia Oggi and Rome’s La Sapienza University sees Parma in Emilia-Romagna grab the top spot, gaining 38 positions (it placed 39th in 2020).  Wh...

In terms of sheer scale, Bologna’s porticoes are unique. Dating from 1100, they were originally constructed to help accommodate scholars pouring into Europe’s first university as landlords built additional rooms over public land. In 1288 they were established by a municipal bylaw, which not only ruled that all new buildings had to be built with a p...

Classic city tours are not enough for you? In this article, you will discover three exciting facts about Bologna: sometimes, the best souvenir is to learn something new about the place you visit! 3. The little Venice Located on the foothills of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, Bologna is renowned for its beautiful hilly landscape. Yet, not everyone kn...

There is good news for the north Italian city of Parma in this year's Quality of Life in Italy report, carried out by Italia Oggi magazine and La Sapienza University of Rome. The 23rd edition of the annual report puts the Emilia Romagna city at the top of the rankings, a position which has long been fought over between Pordenone and Trento, now nin...