For most Italian citizens autumn means the end of the holiday season and the moment to get back to work. But for Italian farmers – contadini –autumn marks the time to reap the fruits of their labor and celebrate. Sagra is a perfect occasion for that.  The word “Sagra” derives from the latin “sacrum”, which, initially, in ancient times, was a commun...

For the first time in its 111-year history, Alfa Romeo will launch a global advertising campaign. You would expect that the Italian marque previously had such a campaign in its history at some point, but it appears that Alfa did not. Well, with the 2021 United States Grand Prix, that is about to change. Since this is Alfa Romeo's first-ever global...

Even during the hardest times, there is something that never changes in Italy: we have plenty of pasta in the larder: it’s cheap, versatile, and makes everyone happy. When the country went into lockdown for the first time, in March 2020, pasta was the first product, followed by flour, bottled water and, of course, toilet paper, to fly off supermark...

With the festa dei morti just around the corner, we thought we’d dust off a very interesting mini-series of videos produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom. On the website of the British network a couple of years ago aired on October 31, the documentary “The beautiful dead”, rediscovering the Sicilian tradition of il giorno dei morti.  This mini-s...

It’s no secret that pizza is the national dish of Italy and Naples is the pizza capital. And when it comes to pizza, the bar just keeps getting higher. It all began with some ambitious pizzaioli who started a pizza revolution, and three of the most esteemed are Enzo Coccia, Ciro Salvo, and Gino Sorbillo. Here are their thoughts on their craft. Enzo...

Since he moved to Los Angeles 17 years ago, his goal has always been to tell and explain Italian design to the American public. Now that he has been officially named the 2021 ambassador of Italian design, artist Mattia Biagi decided, as a first step, to set up the exhibition A Journey Through Italian Design, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Wes...

Italian wine is taking advantage of the tremendous recovery of global F&B demand. Also thanks to the renewed appeal of the “Italy” brand – see the triumphs in sport (European soccer championships), and music (Eurovision song contest) competitions – Italian wine exports increased in July reaching almost 4 billion euros in value. This makes the 7-bil...

Umbria is one of the most sought after destinations by tourists from all over the world for its countless historical and artistic beauties, but now it has also become one of the favorite places to visit, for the culinary tradition increasingly appreciated. For this reason the Street Food in Perugia and its surroundings today is an excellent suggest...

Ferrero North America, part of the global confectionery company the Ferrero Group, today broke ground on a new chocolate processing facility in Bloomington, Illinois. It will be the Ferrero Group's third facility that processes chocolate, and its first outside of Europe. State and local leaders joined Ferrero at a ceremony to celebrate the occasion...

There is also the “Dolomites pasta factory” in the ranking of the 100 most sustainable Italian companies published by Forbes on the occasion of the Sustainability Award 2021. The selection is based on score and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) ratings. The Italian company Pastificio Felicetti has been carrying on a specialized production...