For centuries, Italy was the preferred destination for poetically-minded nobles from across northern Europe. The “grand tour” was an exercise in communing with the ancient Roman world at a time when it was considered the height of culture to contemplate its romantically crumbling relics and vine-clad temples. But these “grand trippers” gave little...

Light rain falls over Turin as we arrive in Piedmont's capital. The first impact is mesmerising. We immediately realise to be in the presence of an extraordinary city, ancient and futuristic, generous and reserved. Turin might seem a bit shy, almost like its people. Nevertheless, it is easy to find a kind and helpful Torinese that tells you where t...

In 2021 rose to 58 the number of Italian sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now the ranking of the 10 most famous and visited has come out, thanks to the analysis of reviews on Google. All categories have been evaluated: cultural sites, natural sites (5) and cultural landscapes (8) that are part of the 58 UNESCO wonders. However...

A TOWERING PAIR OF STATUES of the ferocious-looking lion-headed goddess Sekhmet stand at the entrance of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. The imposing statues seem to be both guarding and inviting the visitor to explore the archeological treasures within.    The Egyptian Museum of Turin is one of the oldest collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in...

Anna Savino is the epitome of Piemonte panache. Moving to Piemonte (Piedmont) in 2004 from Napa Valley, this California girl grew up with a passion for wine. Like harvest time in a Barolo vineyard, Anna’s days are busy. Full of lovely people and hard work. Relationships built over years. Exploring the region’s wineries and really getting to know th...

It's not easy to take over the reins of NIAF at this time, with a pandemic that is still doing damage and casualties, and that has left major economic and social problems in the United States. Several programs of the National Italian American Foundation, as well as other national and local Italian American and non-Italian American organizations, ha...

Food is always a good way to go deep in the customs and the history of a town. A case in point is Turin’s street food: its old and at this point very popular recipes still prepared just like old times are served to tourists curious to taste the local delicacies, whilst walking past the historical and artistic beauties that Turin has to offer.  Turi...

Turin is to host the 2022 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on 14 May after being selected from the shortlist of five Italian cities vying to stage the annual competition. The news was first reported on Friday morning by Italy's newspaper of record, Corriere della Sera before being confirmed by the Italian state broadcaster RAI and Eurovision...

One of the most important relics of Christianity is located in Italy. It is the Holy Shroud of Turin which has had many scientists and religious figures argue on its authenticity. Today it is preserved inside a case inside the Duomo of Turin. During public exhibitions it is showed to worshippers. The case with the Shroud is inside a chapel where pi...

In Italy during fall time there are several fairs and events happening which have as main goal that to value and promote the excellences of the territory. One of the most awaited is undoubtedly the Alba truffle fair this year in its 91st edition. The fair takes place in the Piemonte region, from 9 of October to 5 of December 2021 every year thousan...