Just a couple of videos on social media were enough to intrigue and push many people, especially from Northern Italy, to try Gelà Monfrà, the meat ice cream made in Piedmont. "People even travel fifty kilometers to taste it; they've come from Milan specifically, and even a group from the surrounding area of Pavia," explains Alessio Macchia, the cre...

La Dolce Vita Orient Express announced that it will soon be ready for guests to book tickets for what could arguably be called the most luxurious train journey in the world. In a press release shared with Travel + Leisure, the train operator shared it will open its virtual ticket window in April, with the train's specific run dates coming later thi...

Turin has been chosen as the Capital of Business Culture 2024. The candidacy had been launched in May, at the Book Fair, by Unione Industriali Torino as the promoting party. "Alongside the entrepreneurial legacy of which we are the custodians, the emphasis was placed on the future of our community, particularly the young generation: an approach tha...

The interaction between Wineries and Design represents a trend of great topicality and extreme interest. More and more wineries, especially in recent years, have transformed their cellars into authentic works of Design. In this article we will consider a few Italian examples, having before us a panorama of dozens and dozens of fascinating ones. In...

Equestrian enthusiasts will love a vacation on horseback in Italy: seeing the Bel Paese from the saddle is truly a unique and unforgettable experience. From north to south and on its islands, Italy boasts innumerable areas for excursions on horesback, ideal for discovering beautiful and unique places. Nature lovers can explore natural parks, immers...

The disappearing art of truffle hunting is facing a new and “grave threat” from winemakers in northern Italy. The rare white Alba truffle and Piedmont red wines are among the region’s most prized products, and have been sourced in happy proximity for decades. But winemakers in the Langhe area of Piedmont are now eyeing up the shadier side of the hi...

Is there such a thing as Italian food? The answer, Samantha Dell’Imperio said, is a little complicated. Italian food, like many traditional cuisines is a fusion of cultures, she said, partly due influences from the number of Italy’s conquerors, from Muslims in the 800s to the Normans from western Europe through the 1100s. This is one slice of a who...

Visiting the United States for the third time, the Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani is preparing to take New York by storm, bringing together 200 wineries for the Barolo & Barbaresco World Opening (BBWO) event on March 19th and 20th, 2024. The unprecedented number of wineries participating makes this event the Consortium...

Italians are adamant about recognizing and protecting their heritage. There are consortiums that protect regional products like Parmigiano Reggiano, organizations that preserve the country’s artistic and architectural treasures, and even official designations for the country’s most beautiful villages. I Borghi più belli d’Italia is an association f...

The historic textile tradition of Biella owes its development to the characteristics of the local area: its location in the foothills of the Alps favoured livestock breeding rather than extensive crop cultivation and so the use of sheep fleece to provide yarns and fabrics became established in the area. The abundant presence of watercourses and the...