The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe — will ever forget it. For Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli, the city’s two Olymp...

Milan is one of the most visited cities in Italy after Rome and Florence. In this article we will see what we should not miss if we visit Milan for a day. Surely one day is not enough to be able to enjoy the city's sights. What to See in Milan in a Day. During your visit to the historic city, you can not miss the city's famous landmark, the famous...

As every year since 2012, World Snow Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of January. Sponsored by the International Ski Federation, the event aims to promote skiing and snowboarding, which have declined among all winter sports in recent years. Therefore, the initiative is aimed at reversing this negative trend and bringing people closer to snow-r...

As some of us may know, we owe the birth of the world’s favorite sparkling wine, champagne, to a Catholic monk, Dom Perignon, a 17th-century Benedictine monk. He was one of the winemaking pioneers who perfected the art of making clear white wines in the Champagne region of France. But not many of us may know that the Italian version of champagne, t...

After years of disagreement, local officials and Italy’s umbrella Jewish group reached an agreement to turn an armory built on top of a centuries-old Jewish cemetery into a “House of Remembrance” museum. The Jewish cemetery of San Nicolò is located in Mantua, a small northern Italian town in the Po Valley with a Jewish history dating back to the 12...

The Pile Dwellings around the Alps represent the remains of prehistoric human settlements in the Alpine and subalpine regions. It is a trans-European site covering an extensive area of six countries. These extraordinary ancient remains are located in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland. A total of 111 sites attest to settlemen...

Stretched over two chairs atop the skinny passenger deck of a 10-car ferry as it shuttles across Lake Como, I look south into the haze of Italy. I'm savoring the best of my favorite country with none of the chaos and intensity that are generally part of the Italian experience. Looking north, into a crisp alpine breeze, I see snowcapped Alps. I'm ju...

The city of Cremona binds its fame not only to the extraordinary tradition linked to violin making, of which Stradivari was the greatest exponent, but also to some gastronomic excellences, and between this – first of all – to nougat, one of the Italian capitals. The nougat, in fact, is a real symbol of Cremona and its culture, and finds its temple...

The Navigli are a true symbol of Milan, as well as being one of the most fascinating attractions of the Lombard capital, which boasts among other things a tradition of “city of water”, and a pole of historical and cultural attraction, but also tourist and popular, nightlife included. Between the Darsena and the nearby streets, then, there are also...

Get ready to discover an ancient and exciting place that will make you feel like a child in a short time. You will go on an adventure searching for dinosaur fossils, discover paths, lagoons from the Tarsus era, magmatic rocks, limestone quarries and abandoned mines. This article will tell you the story of Monte San Giorgio, how it became a UNESCO W...