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...

The name Valcamonica derives from the pre-Indoeuropean people named Camunni, who were conquered by Rome in 16 BC. Today it indicates the narrow, north/south trending valley in the Lombardy Alps, bounded on the south by Lago d’Iseo and cut in all its length by the river Oglio. This area not only boasts one of the world’s richest collections of prehi...

It’s called Balcone d’Italia (Balcony of Italy) and it’s considered one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Italy. This spectacular lookout is located on top of Monte Sighignola in the Lugano Prealps, right on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Despite its relatively modest height - 1320 meters - it offers an incomparable view.  The natural...

The twinning between Monza and the capital of Indiana continues under the banner of motors. Seven students from Monza had the opportunity to confront themselves with different American entrepreneurial and educational realities right in Indianapolis, the city of the circuit. The training course was created as part of the twinning projects between th...

Italian panettone, a light sweet bread traditionally eaten at Christmas, is becoming a symbol of solidarity in its birthplace Milan thanks to the “panettone sospeso” scheme. Based on a Neopolitan convention, customers can pay for and leave a panettone in the city’s bakeries to be donated to those in need over the festive period.   In Galleria Vitto...

In 2008, Mantua and Sabbioneta were listed by UNESCO in the World Heritage List: Sabbioneta represents the concept of an ideal city built according to the Renaissance theories, while Mantua is the perfect expression of the transformation of a city according to similar canons. This corner of Lombardy is rich in history and art, thanks to effort of t...

This woman – or man, of course – understands you: Iio. It’s pronounced ‘ee-oh’. The Italian counterpart to Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri was presented this week in Milan. S/he is to become the talking domestic assistent from Bolzano to Palermo. That an Italian Alexa is now being marketed may not be particularly shocking in itself. But its appare...

Lake Como is one of Italy’s biggest and most beautiful lakes. In warmer months, it buzzes with aquatic activities and 'dolce vita' flair. A combination of stunning scenery and chic style are a magnet for Hollywood celebrities, including George Clooney, who can be spotted zipping around in his Riva boat, as sleek and speedy as a Ferrari. It’s not ju...

The Rhaetian Railway in the Albula and Bernina landscapes departs from Tirano in the province of Sondrio in Lombardy and arrives in Switzerland in the canton of the Grisons, in St. Moritz, passing through the Swiss Alps before finally reaching Thusis.Commonly known as the "Bernina Red Train", it is an important tourist destination and an essential...

Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...