Five years ago, a small-town soccer club from Bergamo was struggling to stay in the Serie A, the Italian national league, eventually getting itself into the 17th position. Last year, the Atalanta soccer team clinched the third spot in the final standing and accessed the UEFA Champions League for the second year in a row. The team has indeed managed...

Lombard cuisine is famous all over the world for its main dish: the risotto alla milanese. It is a very old recipe, dating back to 1500 and characterized by a very creamy saffron rice accompanied by ossobuco (ox marrow) cooked for 120 minutes. Yet Lombardy boasts a rich and very varied gastronomic heritage. Let's see, therefore, what are the most f...

Claudio cuts the engine in front of a magnificent villa. ‘This is 16th-century Villa Pliniana. Where Rossini composed Tancredi, Napoleon played billiards and Leonardo da Vinci studied the flow of its irregular waterfall. Not all at the same time,’ he says. ‘If you’ve ¤150,000 going spare, you can rent it for the week.’ Presumably, this is the sort...

Italy offers many ways to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can breathe the refreshing mountain air, or the energetic sea breeze, but surely nothing is more refreshing than a long weekend at the spa. After all, let's not forget that thermal baths are a pastime, or perhaps a real tradition, very old. It was the Romans who built the first spa...

Italy’s coronavirus “Patient No. 1,” whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180-kilometer (112-mile) relay race as a sign of hope after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care. Mattia Maestri, a 38-year-old Unilever manager, was suited up Saturday for the start of the two-day race bet...

Forte del successo ottenuto nell’edizione di luglio, Urban Vision – media Company leader nel fundraising finalizzato alla tutela del patrimonio culturale e alla riqualificazione di aree urbane – e Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana rinnovano la partnership per promuovere l’appuntamento della Milano Fashion Week in programma dal 22 al 28 settembre...

In five-inch heels and a lace pencil skirt, Milan is taking baby steps into the new normal. With supermodels on the catwalk and Paul Mescal in the front row, Fendi had flashbulbs popping at a fashion show for the first time since before lockdown. Italian fashion is back in business, although not business at usual. At Dolce & Gabbana, guests accesso...

If you think of “Made in Italy,” two words spring to mind: quality and tradition. No business seems to embody them better than  violin-making these days. A quintessentially Italian craft, the making of stringed instruments is associated with the  Lombardy town of Cremona since the 16th century.  Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and Amati produced in t...

Covid-19 is the virus that most of all has spread globally, so the major superpowers of the planet are preparing to find a vaccine that can be of protection for its inhabitants and of central importance for the geopolitical dynamics of the world. The United States has decided to rely on the innovation of the RECORD system, generated by the artifici...

On September 9th, the winners of Italy’s most important design prize, the XXVI Compasso d’Oro Award, were announced in the brand new spaces of the ADI Design Museum in Milan (remember? We talked about that here).   For the ones who are not familiar with industrial design, the Compasso d’Oro is an important award that is assigned by the Industrial D...