Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...

The Renaissance and medieval heart of Ferrara, a Unesco-inscribed town in Emilia-Romagna, comes alive in December with shows, light performances, Christmas villages and Christmas markets, making it an ideal destination to visit with family during this time of the year.    Cheerful Christmas lights envelop the streets of the city center, decorated w...

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...

Investors from North America have recently begun looking at Italian soccer as a land of opportunity. Seven Serie A clubs—AC Milan, AS Roma, Bologna, Fiorentina, Genoa, Spezia and Venezia—currently have American or Canadian ownership, with the count being up to 12 across Italy's three professional men’s soccer leagues.  Among the pioneers of this wa...

The Renaissance, apart from its literature and artistic meaning, may also be characterized by a crescendo of geographical curiosity induced by the discovery of new lands. After centuries, the Europeans start to have access to new seas, while until then they have maintained contact with Asia exclusively by land, as the Arab merchants, skilled in nav...

After months of waiting, the closing has finally arrived. Today begins the Joe Tacopina era in Ferrara. After 8 years and a centered promotion in the top flight, the Colombarini family has defined the sale of the company to the Italian-American lawyer. In the morning the legal process was completed in Ferrara at the Leoni notary office in via Pales...

“Gran Bosco della Mesola” National Reserve is located in the province of Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, and it represents on of the last and best conserved ancient lowland woods, which were typical of the Po valley and a memory of the forests on the Adriatic coast, which disappeared in the last century. It has a surface of 1,058 hectares and it is the wi...

They say that all roads to lead to Rome. And, as it turns out, one of the best roads is also close to Rome. I’m talking about the Via Emilia, the extraordinary ancient route that ran in almost a straight line from the coast to northern Italy, from modern-day Rimini to Piacenza. Not only did countless travellers walk along its gravel path, but they...

It was the movie that added sex appeal to the gritty neorealist film period and made a star out of actress Silvana Mangano. "Riso Amaro" ("Bitter Rice"), featured women wearing daring shorts with ripped stockings tramping through water, girl-on-girl mud-wrestling, and Mangano's ample cleavage in everything from tight t-shirts to a negligee. The fil...

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Ferrara in Emilia Romagna is worth visiting for plenty of reasons – not least of which is its peculiarly shaped coppia ferrarese bread. Coppia (ciupeta in dialect) means "couple," and the bread is made by cutting two strips from the dough, which are then rolled between the palms of one's hands so that they'...