This month, the Italian Food, Wine and Travel writers are exploring a new-to-me, and lesser known region of Italy – Oltrepò Pavese. Susannah Gold, founder of Vigneto Communications is hosting this month. She is a Brand Ambassador for the Oltrepò here in the U.S., and graciously arranged samples for our group. Oltrepò Pavese, which is sometime refer...

Between communication and research, the world of wine is always on the lookout for novelty. And so, while we have often spoken of bottles being aged at the bottom of the sea, and some have experimented with aging in mines (such as the one made by the Adige brand Cantina Tramin with its 2009 “Epokale”, aged in the Monteneve mine in Val Ridanna, at a...

If you don’t enjoy cold weather, then you may want to avoid traveling to Italy the last three days of January: those are the (in)-famous ‘Giorni della Merla’, the days of the blackbird, and, according to tradition, they are the coldest of the year. In Italy, the ‘giorni della merla’ have been the subject of countless stories, legends, proverbs, and...

When you think of Italy, the first things that come to mind are probably art, architecture, and delicious Italian cuisine. But if you’re thinking of visiting during the winter months, you need to know that Italy is actually one of the best destinations in Europe for skiing. Its western borders are home to the Swiss, Savoy, and French Alps, which ar...

Luca Travaglini, co-Ceo and co-founder of Planet Farms, the largest vertical farm in Europe, is the Italian Tech Person of the Year, the person who in 2021 has best used technology to realize his business and have a positive impact on society. Luca has been chosen among 12 finalists, voted by a technical jury and by the audience in the hall and in...

This forest, one of the wildest in the region, stretches for about 786 acres on the limestone Prealps of Lombardy. It borders with Switzerland and with with the municipalities of Porlezza and Val Rezzo. In 2004, it was included in “Natura 2000” site collection and was acknowledged as a “Special Protection Area” (SPA). In 2007, it was declared a Reg...

ITA Airways has opened new lounges at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate airports to enhance the customer experience on the ground. Additionally, the airline has launched a new online newsstand, which offers a contactless reading experience to passengers waiting for their flights in the lounges, and while onboard. The lounges at Rome Fiumicino and Mil...

Cremona is a city located in Lombardia and is famous all over the world for the production of violins but not only. If you are looking for what to see and do in Cremona this is definitely the article you were looking for. Here you can discover The Torrazzo and the Vertical museum, two of the main attractions of this Lombard city. But that’s not all...

Recently, we have been hearing more and more about the Metaverse, especially since the inventor of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that he wanted to change the name of his famous social channel to Meta. At first, this new universe seemed so strange and distant, as if it were just material for cinema or TV series. But the Metaverse is already h...

The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe — will ever forget it. For Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli, the city’s two Olymp...