A few days ago, the Taste Awards 2021, often called “the Oscars of Food, Fashion and Lifestyle Media”, were assigned. For the the fourth time an Italian chef, Ale Gambini, has been recognized by The Taste Awards commission as creator, host, and chef of online food programs (A Queen in the Kitchen, Estate Italiana, Eatalians-Fresh Up Your Life).  If...

Milan has long been considered the international capital of design thanks in large part to its Salone del Mobile design and furniture trade show, as well as to its history of local talents who have helped shape the world’s tastes. Now the city is further spotlighting its links with design through the opening of the ADI Design Museum Compasso d’Oro,...

Two of the most beautiful Italian art cities, Parma and Cremona, are only at 1 hour of car or train far. An ideal destination for a trip in autumn season! First Parma, for those who are coming from Rome. You can visit the town preparing to become the Italian Capital of Culture 2020. Stendhal paid it tribute in the pages of “The Chartreuse of Parma”...

ON THE SURFACE OF LAGO Superiore (Lake Superior), one of the three lakes surrounding the city of Mantua, lies the largest expanse of lotus flowers outside of Asia. Known as Isola dei Fiori di Loto, or Lotus Island, it is a floating island split by small waterway that allows boats to cross. The lotus, Nelumbium nucifera, rise up from the water with...

Half of Italy's population will be living in white zones from next Monday says Italian health minister. Five more Italian regions and one autonomous province will be re-classified as 'white zones' - the lowest-risk category under Italy's colour-coded system of coronavirus restrictions - from 14 June. The regions of Emilia Romagna, Lazio (Rome), Lom...

This year, the annual Franciacorta Festival goes digital and international with a series of web and social media events accessible to virtual attendees all around the world. Franciacorta is one of Italy's finest sparkling wines, made using the classic Champagne method in the area of the same name in Lombardy, around a one-hour drive from Milan.  A...

Here you will also find some of the most striking in looks and interesting in terms of history and art cities and towns in Italy. For example, Lombardy’s capital Milan is known for its Duomo, Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, and as one of the most important centres of the world’s fashion industry. Each year, many people flock to Milan attracted by...

When traveling to Italy in summer, deciding whether to spend time seeing all there is to see or letting yourself succumb to the dolce far niente call of the country’s alluring coast can be tough—many visitors want lots of history and beach time, but sometimes can’t have them both in the same day. As temperatures soar, the tug of the seaside often g...

Discovering Italy’s history and territory on foot or by bike allows visitors to explore and experience them at one’s own pace. The Via Francisca del Lucomagno is one of the great Italian paths that, like the Via Francigena, are born as pilgrimage routes. This one, which is 135 km long, crosses Lombardy from the Swiss border to Pavia. However, it is...

It was a travel conference that first drew my attention to Trento, Italy. Once I googled Trento, I knew I wanted to visit, and the possibilities for a trip through Northern Italy blossomed. Northern Italy leaves an indelible mark whether it be with its mountain ranges, glistening lakes, rolling vineyards, beautiful cities and towns, or its supersta...