The XXXI edition of the Pizza World Championship has just concluded, featuring 718 competitors representing 55 nations. With 1078 challenges to determine a single winner across various categories, the city of Parma served as an exceptional venue. Italy emerges triumphantly from the competition, with near absolute dominance in several specialties. G...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium, the governing body for Parmigiano Reggiano Protected Destination of Origin (PDO), marks its 90th birthday this year. Founded in 1934, the Consortium’s efforts throughout the last century include quadrupling Parmigiano Reggiano production and working to promote the Made in Italy designation globally, according to...

The Culatello di Zibello PDO, a coveted delicacy hailing from the Parma region, is staging a comeback reminiscent of its pre-Covid heyday in production, sales, and exports. “This resurgence owes much to the strategic push in retail through pre-sliced product trays,” highlights Romeo Gualerzi, President of the Protection Consortium. In 2023, close t...

Are you looking for the right destination to visit for an alternative weekend? Don't worry, we have the ideal solution for you: Parma! This splendid and serene Emilian town, built on a human scale and far from the overly hectic logic of large metropolises, is the perfect choice for those who want to treat themselves to a short quiet trip of a coupl...

The culture of good food is as central to the heart and soul of Italy as practically any other facet of the Dolce Vita. Each of Italy’s regions is renowned for distinctive food and wine specialties, all lovingly produced with pride and tradition. Yet only one region, Emilia Romagna, has earned the nickname of Italy’s “food basket.” Considered to be...

The beautiful Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy is famous for its rich culinary culture, stunning countryside, and historic cities. Visitors flock to this region for an endless array of exciting activities and experiences. One of the most important things to consider when traveling to Emilia Romagna is where to stay.  These locations help you...

In this article, we delve into the 20 best places to retire in Italy for US citizens. Navigating retirement planning involves strategic decision-making, and for numerous US citizens, Italy has emerged as an enchanting destination to retire to. These American retirees are attracted to the richness of the Mediterranean lifestyle, the beauty of stunni...

With family celebrations taking up the winter holidays and the summer a perennial struggle to mesh everyone’s schedules, spring break in Italy can be a great alternative. Schools generally close at least once between March and April, and stay closed for a week (or slightly longer, if you count two weekends); flights are often cheaper during these s...

I was 15 when I went to my first Verdi opera, “Il Trovatore,” at the Met, the old Met, in 1964. I could barely figure out what was going on but didn’t care. Leontyne Price sang Leonora, and I was in awe of her plush, beautiful voice. The singing, the chorus, the orchestra, the emotional drama, the music with its mixture of soaring melody, intensity...

Where to go on holiday in Italy in March when nature slowly awakens with its colors and the climate starts to get milder? From north to south, Italy is an infinite sequence of magnificent places to visit at any time of the year, but even more so when everybody want to spend more time outdoor, even though the air is still crisp. Here are some excell...