The first avatar capable of responding to emergency requests that come to the 112 emergency telephone number using Italian Sign Language (Lis) has arrived: the goal is to enable even deaf people to be more autonomous and to access basic services. This 'virtual interpreter' was developed by the Siena-based company QuestIt. Users, after calling the p...

It is a pleasure in this new interview to host someone who, before emigrating from Italy to the United States, came from another country to Italy. The relationship between the emigration of those who become new Italians and the emigration of those who move to America from being Italians is fascinating, and Cornelia Pop, whom we welcome to We the It...

Exactly ten years ago, on June 22, 2014, in Doha, Qatar, UNESCO “consecrated” the wine-growing landscapes of Langhe, Monferrato and Roero, with its hills from which Barolo and Barbaresco, two Italian pride and joy in the world, are born, to the list of World Heritage Sites. Two decades later, the lands of Langa, Monferrato and Roero, Italy's leadin...

The oldest existing record of Valsesian Puncetto needlelace is a notarial deed from 1685, a writ of dowry that includes a large white handkerchief described as being adorned with “ponchietto”. It can therefore be assumed that the technique was an established part of the traditional handicraft culture at that time and was already well developed and...

Isola Bella, a well-known destination in the Italian Lakes District, is located in Piedmont, within the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, and lies just a short distance from the renowned city of Stresa and a couple of hours by car from Turin.  Its history is connected with the Borromeo family, whose influence on Italian cultural and political life...

In Italy there’s a saying, andare per Langa (heading for Le Langhe), which is used for when you’re off on an adventure. It evokes the long winding roads of the Langhe region of Piedmont, which is UNESCO-listed for its natural beauty. Compared with other Italian comely, green, rural, hilltop-town-speckled landscapes (Tuscany inevitably springs to mi...

The Langhe and Roero district of Italy make for one of the most charming landscapes in the Region of Piedmont. Think rolling hills, quaint villages struck on cliffs, and prized vineyards and gastronomic traditions.  For food and wine lovers this area is the height of excellence, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the good life amidst nature, art, the...

A restored 17th-century monastery that now serves as a villa with multiple apartments and commercial vineyards in the Piedmont region of Italy is heading to auction later this month. In addition to its history as a Catholic monastery, the estate in the province of Asti—known as Azienda Agricola Montefiorito—has also served as a restaurant and hotel...

60 years of history locked in a jar, Nutella has become a brand, not just a product. Nutella's 60 years celebrate the genius of Michele Ferrero, who invented the hazelnut and chocolate spread in 1964. For decades it was an almost unique proposition inside large-scale retail; today it has become a product category in its own right. On April 20, 1964...

The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...