Turin’s Academy of Sciences was founded in 1757 as a private scientific society; in 1783, king Victor Amadeus III of Savoy instituted it as the Royal Academy, with the mission to foster scientific progress for the good of society. Since its foundation, the Academy organized awards for technological innovations and the improvement of particularly im...

Tecnicamente il Made in Italy rappresenta un’indicazione di provenienza di un bene, in questo caso di prodotti che hanno origine in Italia. Ma più che altro, all’estero i nostri prodotti sono riconosciuti per l’alta qualità e spesso anche per lo “stile Italiano” che tanto piace in Europa e in America. Le eccellenze italiane che ci invidiano in tutt...

Each year culinary connoisseurs convene in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy to honor the white truffle. This rare and very expensive type of mushroom is only available for a few months. From townies to top chefs, autumn is the season to celebrate a gastronomic treasure which, when shaved over a dish, transforms it into quite the luxury item. N...

If you love Italian wine, Piedmont could very well be your favorite region. Piedmont is in the North of Italy, at the foot of the Alps. In fact, “foot of the mountain” is the English translation of the word “Piedmont.” The three most famous varieties growing here are Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolchetto. Among the Piedmontese, wines made from the Barbe...

Barolo is a small town located in the Piedmont region in Italy in the famous wine producing region of Langhe. The town is famous for its many vineyards and its many varieties of red wine which are made from the nebbiolo grape. Barolo is located in the Cuneo province and it can only be called a village. Barolo is spread over a tiny area of 5.6 sq...

Italy has often been described as a cultural superpower and for good reason—it has more Unesco World Heritage Sites than any other country, and is home to the Uffizi Galleries and Vatican Museums, repositories of some of the world’s most spectacular art. But it has many lesser-known, exceptional museums, where you can can take in a broad range of m...

Italy is a magnificent place to visit, even if you’re looking to the heavens. This trip throughout the peninsula highlights some of its astronomical observatories that are open to the public and certainly where charming views can be enjoyed. Let’s start out with the Osservatorio astronomico della Valle d’Aosta (Astronomical Observatory of Valle Aos...

Turin's Molinette hospital said Friday that it performed the transplant of both lungs, the liver and the pancreas of a 47-year-old cystic fibrosis patient. Turin's City of Health and Science complex, which the Molinette hospital is part of, said it was the first four-organ transplant performed in Europe. The operation lasted 15 hours. The patient,...

Emanuele Filiberto, the Duke of Savoy moved his capital to Turin in the year 1563. He then began a large project to create a series of buildings and palaces to prove his power of ruling. These outstanding buildings were designed and decorated by some of the best known artists of that era and radiated into the outskirts of Turin. The complex also in...

I'm standing in a room with a glass in a holster around my neck and I'm surrounded by truffles. I'm talking the "dog snuffled" variety, not the chocolates. White truffles at that – the most prized of all. And I am in heaven. I'm in Alba in Piedmont, an hour from Turin in Italy for the annual International Alba White Truffle Fair or Fiera del Tartuf...