It will be the Grand Prix of records, that of the 100-year history of the circuit, which is the oldest still in use, and of the 350,000 spectators who had never been seen here. Built in 1922 in just 110 days, the Autodromo di Monza is one of the longest-running in the F1 calendar: Monza was the third permanent facility built in order of time after...

Described by Winston Churchill as the “eighth wonder of the world”, the Forra Road is, in effect, one of the most beautiful streets in the world. About six kilometers of path overhanging Lake Garda that, between hairpin bends and serpentine curves in the heart of the mountain, offers the best panoramic view of the largest lake in Italy. The Strada...

“In 2022, we are going to reach and even exceed the level of sales generated before the 2008 crisis, recording the [Italian] fashion industry’s highest revenue in the last 20 years,” said Carlo Capasa, president of the Italian Fashion Chamber, speaking on Wednesday at the presentation of the forthcoming Milan Fashion Week Women. Of course, Capasa c...

SPINA VERDE REGIONAL PARK IS located just steps away from the resort town of Como, Lombardy, Italy. It spans the border with Switzerland (where it is called Parco del Penz), allowing hikers to cross back and forth between the two countries. Inside the park, visitors can follow trails like the Scala del Paradiso (Stairway to Heaven) that were once u...

Magical atmosphere and past between history and legend: Island of San Giulio hosts a border with almost otherworldly charm. Let’s find out more. The island of San Giulio is far from the traditional idea of an island where beaches, sea and fun are the masters. It is a mystical place worth visiting. The beautiful island pops up in Lake Orta in front...

When it’s August in northern Italy, you have two options: suffocate or hit the water. But where to go? The beaches are taken, holidaymakers crammed onto their sunloungers like glazed sardines. And the lakes? Como’s full of Americans chasing George Clooney. Maggiore’s lovely yet busy. Garda? Crowded too, I’m afraid. Orta and Idro are too small. Just...

Dear Friends of Italian Innovators, I begin the 5th season of the show with a new episode dedicated to the Neapolitan entrepreneur Nicola Romeo, who gave his name and vision to the car company Alfa Romeo and spearheaded the project of bringing car manufacturing to the South of Italy (an idea that would find expression only after his death, in the p...

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox may be the most storied rivals in Major League Baseball rivals, but when it comes to soccer they could soon be working together. Well, sort of. Yankees are planning to join RedBird Capital in the takeover of Italian soccer champions AC Milan, according to the Financial Times. RedBird also own a stake in Fenwa...

The peat lakes of the Torbiere del Sebino Nature Reserve, within the Franciacorta wine-making area south of Lake Iseo, are home to waterbirds including marsh harriers, purple herons and bitterns. There are hides for birdwatchers and a circular walking trail starting from the San Pietro in Lamosa Monastery, which has some interesting 15th- and 16th-...

August always brings the longed-for vacations, at least in Italy. Among the various pleasures rediscovered by Italians because of (therefore, thanks to) the anti–Covid19 restrictions there is that of holidays at home, looking for savings but also for undervalued places, that may be meccas for foreign tourists but to us aren't that appealing as a tr...