Chocolates has always been a very popular food, appreciated by Italians: it can be found in different forms, from the simple bar to hot chocolate to spreads and it is a versatile and tasty ingredient. There are some very well-known companies, a reference point for all the cocoa lovers, which produce the best Italian chocolate. Let’s find out togeth...

Ciao Europa, this is Sanremo calling! RAI, the Italian national broadcaster, has unveiled the iconic 2022 Sanremo stage. Italy is gearing up in true style for the iconic 2022 Sanremo Song Festival. The Italian national broadcaster has revealed the grandiose stage for the forthcoming music event. The 2022 Sanremo stage has been designed by Gaetano a...

For me, getting lost in the beauty of Italy’s rugged Riviera coastline was the highlight of my day trip to Cinque Terre. Elegant striped umbrellas line the beaches, bright colours paint the towns like an Italian master’s brush, and a long lovers’ walk stretches over the headland. I sighed with nostalgia for lost loves upon seeing padlocks lining th...

Sanremo, in Liguria, is the city of flowers. Still, above all, it is the city of the "festival of the Italian song" that takes place every year in the prestigious setting of the Ariston Theater. Festival di Sanremo (Sanremo Music Festival) is not only a music competition: it is the most important annual event of music and costume on Italian televis...

You can search the entire Mediterranean coastline for the best rustic village, surrounded by vineyards and steeped in tradition, and not find a more rewarding escape than tiny Vernazza, my favorite of the five villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre is a stretch of Italy’s Riviera tucked into the mountainous shoreline between G...

Luca, the children's movie set on the Italian riviera, is nominated for a Golden Globe in the best animated film category, ahead of the 9 January award ceremony in Los Angeles. Produced by Pixar and distributed by Disney, the coming-of-age fantasy tells the story of Luca, a young boy experiencing "an unforgettable summer" full of "gelato, pasta and...

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...

The climate of Italy is highly diverse, given the length of the peninsula and its mostly mountainous interior. However, conditions on the coast are different from those in the interior, especially during the winter months: while places at higher altitudes tend to be cold, wet, and often snowy, the coastal regions have mild winters, in particular th...

Europe's oldest grave of a newborn girl has been found in Liguria, dating back to 10,000 years ago, according to a new article in the journal Scientific Reports. The grave was surrounded by tiny pears and lucky charms, said a team of Italian researchers. The baby, whom they have dubbed Neve (Snow), was just 40 days old. The discovery was made by St...

An international team of experts has announced that they had unearthed the oldest known burial of an infant girl in Europe and documented it in the European archaeological record while working in a cave in Liguria, Italy, reported Science Daily. Along with the bodies, the lavishly adorned 10,000-year-old grave comprised 60 pierced shell beads, four...