Lake Maggiore is one of the most enchanting places in all of Italy: located in the splendid setting of the Alps, it is a pearl both for its naturalistic, historical and cultural wealth. A popular destination for many, Lake Maggiore, also called Verbano, borders Switzerland, Varese in Lombardy and the provinces of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola and Novara in...

Have you ever heard of Franciacorta? I hadn’t until recently. Located just south of Lago d’Iseo at the foothills of the Italian Alps, Franciacorta is a region of Lombardy famous for the production of wine. Franciacorta wine is one of Italy’s best kept secrets. So much so that Italians want to keep it for themselves. This delicate sparkling wine is...

A study from FootballIndex – which factors in authoritative international market analysis from research group YouGov – has analysed the brand presence and strength of football clubs in their domestic markets and abroad. The results of the survey testify to the strong and renewed international appeal of Milan consolidated in the last 24 months in wh...

A group of companies in the Italian textile industry, headed by RadiciGroup, has created the first spacesuit for analogue simulation fully designed and engineered in Italy for the Space Medicine Operations (SMOPS) Mars mission. This endeavour was promoted and organized by Mars Planet — the Italian chapter of the Mars Society headquartered in the pr...

The former Tiro a Segno area in Piazzale Accursio in Milan will see the construction of the new U.S. Consulate General. The works, inaugurated Wednesday morning, should be completed in 2025. To open the site with a symbolic blow of the spade there were several authorities: the chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Rome Thomas Smitham, the U.S. C...

Italian football club Como 1907 has launched an innovative charity auction inclusive of a non-fungible token (NFT) for lifetime tickets to matches, a VIP stadium experience, and a once-in-a-lifetime Lake Como travel package. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity organization EMERGENCY, which offers free care to victims of war, la...

ITA Airways (AZ) keeps expanding its summer route network with the launch of a new connection from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to New York's JFK. Starting today and running on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the MXP-JFK flight will depart Milan at 1:4o pm local time and arrive in New York at 5:00 pm local time. The return flight from...

There is so much more to Lombardy than Milan! If you are planning a one-week trip to the region, this list of things to do in Lombardy should help you to discover the beautiful scenery, history, culture and amazing food this region has to offer.  I’ve recently come back from a week exploring Lombardy in Italy. Before going, my expectations were the...

The source of the materials used to make the Venus of Willendorf, a 30,000-year-old figurine that counts among the world’s oldest artifacts, have long eluded experts. The figurine, which resembles a woman with fulsome breasts and round hips, is made of a rock known as oolite, which isn’t native to Willendorf, the village in Austria where it was fou...

Around 700 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public on the weekend of 26-27 March as part of the annual Spring Days initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI). The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens in 400 towns and cities across Italy, in...