Few of us would mistake Milan for Munich, but some southern Italians jokingly call their northern countrymen tedeschi, a nod to the cultural ties that the Alpine regions of Italy share with Germany and Austria. In these northernmost reaches of Italy lie some of the country’s most fascinating—and unexpected—craft traditions: everything from copper c...

Lombardy, with its grand lakes and numerous small basins, offers a unique mix of charms to lovers of lake tourism. Staying on Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore or Iseo (just to name the largest and most famous), means immersing oneself in all the flourish of a lush nature that also has the power to renew the mind and body. The gorgeous landscape...

On November 11, 1608, Cardinal Federico Borromeo visited a parish church in Gallarate on a pastoral visit, in Lombardy. The main chapel, closed by a wooden plank, was finished, while the nave was still without a roof. Above a temporary altar, where the canon G.M. Bonomi, the first chaplain of the Sanctuary, celebrated Mass every day, the venerated...

THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE DONIZETTI OPERA FESTIVAL (AFDOF) has been formed to support the efforts of the Donizetti Opera Festival, an international celebration held each November in Bergamo, Italy, the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti. AFDOF is charged with encouraging the collaboration of scholars, artists, and Donizetti devotees in the United St...

Italian die casting manufacturer, Bruschi SPA is launching its North American operations on the northwest side of Milwaukee at 8050 N. Granville Woods Road. Based in Milan, Bruschi was founded in 1948. The company produces parts for automotive, telecommunications and household device applications. "We are proud to call Wisconsin the new home for ou...

Tecnicamente il Made in Italy rappresenta un’indicazione di provenienza di un bene, in questo caso di prodotti che hanno origine in Italia. Ma più che altro, all’estero i nostri prodotti sono riconosciuti per l’alta qualità e spesso anche per lo “stile Italiano” che tanto piace in Europa e in America. Le eccellenze italiane che ci invidiano in tutt...

While the world’s top skiers head to Bormio for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races (December 28-29 in 2019), a time when this town near the Swiss border turns up in the media spotlight, the resort is a little-known destination for many international schussers, who are more likely to aim their Rossignols and K2s down power pistes in St. Moritz, Cour...

This summer, I spent a week alone in Northern Italy. I wanted to go somewhere I could read and write and drink amaros outside all day without having to talk to anyone. It probably helped that I didn’t speak much Italian to start with, expecting to rely on the odd smile or gesture to get around—though there is something sweet about two strangers mim...

While this northern region of Italy might be known for its cosmopolitan cities and bustling industry, a journey beyond the urban centers of Lombardia reveals crystalline lakes, verdant valleys and breathtaking mountains, not to mention some of the finest food and wines that Italy has to offer. Check out our guide to Lombardia to explore one of Ital...

Graffignana is a rural Italian city about 25 miles south of Milan. It has a population of about 2,500. But less than two decades ago, it was closer to 2,000, and Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari was one of them. “Everybody knows each other,” Gallianari said about his hometown. “It’s in between hills and trees and a lot of land.” Gallinari’s father,...