He really should be training for the Giro d'Italia instead of making deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. But how else is a professional Italian cyclist supposed to stay fit? At least that is what Umberto Marengo was thinking when he decided to pull on his lycra and start hauling pasta and pizza across the suburbs of the northern Italian cit...

Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design house, is still almost fully operational despite its 650 staff and 250 contractors all working from home during coronavirus lockdown. Headquartered in Cambiano, just outside Turin in north-west Italy, Pininfarina is best known for its automotive designs and former decades-long partnership with Ferrari—but i...

Bonet is a typical and undoubtedly tasty spoon dessert from Piedmont (in particular from the Langhe area), perfect to serve at a party or holiday dinner. It is prepared with amaretti cookies, cocoa, eggs and milk, and is covered with rum-flavored caramel. You can also add 1 tablespoon of rum to the batter if you like.  It was often served at noble...

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th centuries, it was the Savoy’s hunting lodge as well as a palace where the royal family celebrated weddings and held parties. Born as one of the most luxurious and imposing monumental complexes of the 1700s, it was extended...

Ask the average non-Italian to give you a rundown on Italian cuisine and chances are it will sound like this: "Spaghetti…with meatballs, Fettuccini Alfredo, lasagna for sure…and pepperoni pizza…!"  We’ll spare the culinary critique of how…shall we say… deficient” this list can be. Thankfully, Italy and her glorious regional specialties offer so muc...

In the beginning of February over 200 producers from the Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG wine appellations in Piedmont, Italy, visited New York City to pour their incredible wines at a once in a lifetime tasting as well as to showcase single vineyard labels and the concept of MGA (a.k.a MeGA) zones that represent these single vineyard notations’ pa...

Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

As the coronavirus emergency is keeping us all at home, it is still possible to travel virtually to Italy and visit some of its outstanding museums, from the comfort and safety of your couch at home. Here are four that make their collections and rooms available online, with special initiatives in place specifically during these times of lockdown, w...

The leaves had turned. The air was cool and crisp so a fall road trip in the Piedmont to the villages and towns of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato regions made a lot of sense. Any time of the year, well-paved highways are an easy way to travel between cities in the Piedmont, to explore hilltop villages, do wine tasting and visit off-the-beaten path...

The wine region of Piedmont definitely holds a special place in my heart and I’ve always been very impressed from many kinds of wines produced there. Along my travels I stopped in at one winery, Paitin, within the Barbaresco wine region and had a personal tasting with Giovanni Pasquero-Elia, son of Secondo Pasquero-Elia whom founded the wine estate...