For centuries, Italy was the preferred destination for poetically-minded nobles from across northern Europe. The “grand tour” was an exercise in communing with the ancient Roman world at a time when it was considered the height of culture to contemplate its romantically crumbling relics and vine-clad temples. But these “grand trippers” gave little...

When autumn arrives, you want to enjoy rural experiences, tastings and visits particularly focused on food and wine. The province of Pavia is certainly a great opportunity: thanks to the Autunno Pavese event, you can enjoy unique experiences among the wineries, restaurants and farms of Oltrepò Pavese, Lomellina and Pavia. Autumn is the most wonderf...

Beauty is reflected in the lake. The medieval village of Lovere, part of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy since 2003, lies on the northern shore of Lake Iseo. Perfect destination for a romantic getaway, this village with its towers and its beautiful lakefront is waiting to be discovered. The village Lovere stands on a hill, protected behind by...

From three-dimensional photographs for the preservation of Leonardo's original drawings at the Uffizi, to the handcrafted production of lutes and violins. "Every time they need a light similar to that of the sun's rays in terms of purity, intensity and chromatic yield, that is, that does not attack those materials that, if exposed to artificial lig...

Milan wins in one of the categories of the first edition of the Earthshot Prize, an international award for the best solutions to protect the environment. The Milanese project that won the category "A world without waste" is that of the neighborhood hubs against food waste, born just before the coronavirus emergency and consolidated in the midst of...

Ciao from Rome! Autumn is here, and things are getting better in Italy. We’re not out of the woods yet, but things are improving, and we’re confident the worse is behind us. One of the things that had been interrupted with the pandemic was participating in live, in-person events. Finally, this activity has begun again, and so I was happy to restart...

This is the foreword to the catalogue of the exhibition “Dolce color d’oriental zaffiro. Le gemme in Dante e nei bijoux americani” opened on September 24 at the Museo del Bijoux in Casalmaggiore, Lombardy, Italy The history of Italian emigration to America and of the integration of our fellow Italians in a world that was unknown and often hostile t...

“Art walks side by side with nature,” at Villa Carlotta, a 17th-century villa surrounded by a large botanical garden, located on the shores of northern Italy’s Lake Como. Facing the Bellagio peninsula in Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta was built for the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in 1690 and extends over 17 acres. In 1801, the last descendant of tha...

CASA MUSEO DI ARLECCHINO (HARLEQUIN) is located in four rooms of Palazzo Grataroli, a stately building dating back to the 14th century. The Grataroli family commissioned several frescoes to embellish the walls of their palace. Not all survived the test of time, but those that did survive are interesting, to say the least, and they can be found in t...