THIS SUMMER, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS enshrined a monster cherry as the heaviest ever recorded. A Carmen cherry, harvested by brothers Giuseppe and Alberto Rosso, clocked in at 33 grams, or 1.16 ounces, with a circumference of around 5 inches. This might still seem minuscule, but the winning fruit was as large as an apricot. According to the brothers...

Turin is a small city from the north of Italy, noted for its excellent cuisine and sophisticated architecture. The city is also the capital of the famous region of Piedmont that borders France and is known for its exceptional wines.  Though Turin, or Torino in Italian, is a small city, it is home to important historic sights, automobile museums, an...

Valle Introna, in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, is an ancient valley, where intense mining has been performed over the (gold in the Upper Valley and iron in Val Brevettola), although most of the inhabitants emigrated in 1600, after a great landslide. At the beginning of the XX century, the vertical slopes and the abundance of water and natu...

The system of the Savoy Residences is an artistic and architectural heritage spread throughout the region of Piedmont. These are marvelous royal and noble villas and palaces that reflect the power of the Savoy family (ancient italian noble family), determined to make this territory an important administrative, cultural and recreational center. Hist...

Famed for its world-class vineyards, medieval hilltop towns, and the elusive white and black truffles, Monferrato is fast becoming the go-to area for food and wine tourism in Italy's lush region of Piedmont. Its cultural landscape and wine heritage gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2014, helping to protect and celebrate this unique region...

The beautiful city of Asti is situated in Piedmont, along the Tanaro river, in its homonymous province. A place with a medieval character, rich in history and monuments that stand out for their beauty. Let's discover each corner of Asti together! Asti's history has very ancient roots. Its origins date back to Roman times, when the city was called H...

The foods of Piedmont are among some of Italy's most esteemed ingredients. In an age-old debate, Piedmont is one of the two contenders vying for the unofficial title of Italy's best food region, the other being Emilia-Romagna. It's no surprise, given that Piedmont's wines are extraordinary and also considered among Italy's best. So here are eight e...

Say hello to this summer’s wine MVP: G.D. Vajra’s Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2020. I know what you’re thinking: You're suggesting a nebbiolo for the sweltering, triple-digit summer? You couldn't think of anything more refreshing than an Italian red? Do not worry. Just because this isn’t a white, rosé or orange wine doesn’t mean it isn’t beautifully...

Raggiunta finalmente l’Unità nel marzo del 1861, l’Italia cominciò subito a tessere relazioni diplomatiche con gli Stati Uniti d’America. Sono passati 160 anni da allora, anni in cui i due Paesi hanno rafforzato il proprio cammino democratico, condiviso gli stessi valori di libertà, promosso i diritti umani, il rispetto delle minoranze, lo Stato di...

I remember my first — and last — visit to Stresa. It was a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon around this time of year in 1985. Early spring in the mountains of Europe is a magnificent time of year to travel through the Italian and Swiss Alps. If you’ve been there, you don’t need any description from me of the sounds, smells and atmosphere in tha...