Al via la terza edizione di "Meraviglie - La penisola dei tesori", il seguitissimo programma condotto da Alberto Angela, che sarà trasmesso anche su Rai Italia. Quattro le puntate di questa nuova stagione, che costituiscono un viaggio tra opere, luoghi, sistemi di vita assolutamente particolari che testimoniano la creatività e l’ingegno dei nostri...

Welcome to Staffarda di Revello, in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont. The Staffarda Abbey (Abbazia Santa Maria di Staffarda, in Italian) was built here in the 12th century, on land Manfred I, Marquis of Saluzzo, donated to the Cistercian monks so they could start reclaiming the surrounding countryside and thus spur the economic development of the ar...

A 35-year-old Italian musician played guitar and tambourine while being operated on to remove a brain tumour in Turin Friday. The so-called 'asleep-awake' technique was used at the northwestern city's Molinette Hospital. This enables surgeons to better monitor brain function during the operation. In this way, the risk of brain damage is reduced to...

A five-year-old girl suffering from a rare form of scoliosis has been cured with magnets in a first for Italy. The girl, who weighed just 11 kg (24 pounds, or one stone 10 pounds), presented with a form of the disease that had never been diagnosed before. She was operated on at Turin's Regina Margherita Hospital. For the first time in such a case,...

If you want to consume some of the best edibles—pastas, cheeses, breads—and wines in the world, of course, you head to Italy. If you want some of the world’s best chocolates, you should go there, too, specifically to the quietly elegant city of Turin, a bucket-list stop for anyone remotely interested in fine-quality versions of the sweet. It’s easy...

Piedmont, land of stupendous mountains and great lakes, is one of the cradles of Italian culture. It is the birthplace of or highly influential on many of the leading figures in the history of Italian modern thought, and Turin was the first Capital of Unified Italy. Visiting Piedmont is exciting at any time of year: in the Winter, you can enjoy the...

If you had any doubt about how seriously Italians take their coffee, consider that earlier this month, a campaign kicked off with support from a bi-partisan group of the country’s MPs to help espresso gain UNESCO recognition and make it on to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list (as Neapolitan pizza recently did). Since the late 1800s the special...

What could taste better than white truffles or gianduja chocolates? Both are specialties of Turin, an elegant baroque city, the first capital of a unified Italy, consistently overlooked by tourists. Its center has narrow streets opening onto beautiful squares. It has become Italy’s contemporary, conceptual art center with museums and galleries devo...

It’s almost always tourist season in Rome, thanks to its prolific assortment of museums, landmarks, food tours and parks everybody will recognize. However, as Rome is just as famous for its equally impressive tourist numbers, Turin — the first capital of Italy, which underwent an extreme makeover for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games — provides a pleas...

Saturday December 14, 5:30-8pm. The California Building: 2205 California St NE, 55418. RSVP appreciated. Antonella is an in-depth personal portrait, an exploration of the interior world of a unique and unforgettable 62-year-old Italian woman. This multimedia project, which contains photography, videography, audio and text, was created by Lisa Venti...