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...

Dolce far niente is a way of life. Whether it's celebrating with good wine, an aperitivo, or a plate of pasta...or whether it is a normal everyday lunch or the most amazing holiday. Dolce far niente is how it all comes together. What makes it special. Dolce far niente is a way of thinking always fixed to the moment, in which we can finally ‘do noth...

Unlike the United States and other countries, tipping in Italy is not really part of the culture. Leaving a tip in an Italian establishment is usually reserved for when you have received exceptional service. Tipping in Italy is neither mandatory nor expected, but if you do decide to tip, the gesture is a very clear indicator that you appreciated th...

Street art in Veneto has redeveloped, bringing joy and colour, the peripheral areas of big cities, such as Padua, the center of small villages, including Cibiana di Cadore, parks and roadsides. In this article we have collected for you the most significant places where you can admire the works of urban art in this region. You will find works by you...

In the summer of 1325, the process for the canonisation of St. Nicholas of Tolentino took place in some towns in the Marche. 371 witnesses from various socila backgrounds were invited to testify in the presence of the papal legates, who were to receive news and testimonies on the life and miracles of the saint.Among the testimonies presented was on...

A person always polite and reserved, Raffaella Carrà has left a lasting memory of herself not only in Italy, but also all around the world, since her passing in July. A nasty disease, unfortunately m, took away this showbiz icon that has given so much to her fans. Although she did not have any children, Carrà loved to say that she had thousands and...

The Mole Antonelliana is Turin’s architectural landmark. At first, it was conceived as a synagogue, but the Municipality of Turin bought it and transformed it into a monument of national unity. Alessandro Antonelli is the planner and architect of the historic building. According to historical records, its construction lasted between 1863 and 1889 a...

“I’m just an Italian girl from New York." It's a quote that Grammy-award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and beauty entrepreneur Lady Gaga has famously said in numerous interviews, including when we chatted about Haus Laboratories' newest drop: the CasaGaga Italian Glam beauty collection. "These products are a love letter to my Italian heritag...

A collaboration between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Detroit Institute of Arts (Dia), By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800, is on view now to January 9, 2022, at the Wadsworth, and travels to the Dia, February 6 – May, 29 2022. An exhibition solely dedicated to Italian women artists, now at the Wadsworth Athene...

There’s been a lot of trendy talk about “craft” these last several years. But one gets the distinct impression that the hipsterrific denizens of Silver Lake and Brooklyn possess little more than a surface understanding of what that word really and genuinely means. In Italy, of course, there was never anything but craft; and a new exhibition at the...