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...

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...