WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   A few weeks ago I sampled a variety of Italian wines from Vinilandia's portfolio at The Wine Steward. The wines we tried included: 2012 Cappella Saint Andrea Vernaccia di San Gimignano; 2011 Tola Grillo Sicilia IGT; 2007 Luigi Baudana Dolcetto d'Alba Pie...

di Ermanno Lucchini   Lei accompagna il gregge chiamando le pecore per nome, lui le munge. Lei accarezza quelle tenere creature lanose, lui le tosa.   Valeria ha una laurea in veterinaria in sospeso, Ovidio un sorriso assassino che ha impedito a quella studentessa impertinente di tornare a Teramo a discutere la sua ricerca sulla "peco...

  WTI Magazine #43    2014 September, 17Author : italia.it      Translation by:   Val di Susa, a valley so beautiful it leaves one agape, alternates in a pattern of intensely-verdant fields and skyscraping, yet gently-rolling peaks. It is nature withdrawn, but not so remote as to be inaccessible: a swift, modern highway traverses it, connecting...

Coffee is a key part of the Italian culture, but instead of simply spending your trip sipping cappuccini on terraces, why not get a taste for life on the other side of the bar? Florence's Espresso Academyoffers a range of courses including basic, intensive and café latte art, while the Terzi Coffee School in Emilia Romagna offers intimate workshops...

by Marco Carminati   Miniatures are marvels of Medieval and Renaissance art that are only accessible to a happy few.   Except for the large illuminated books made for church choirs, which could be consulted on the book rests by dozens of monks at the same time, or the liturgical books that were read by multiple people (Bibles, Missals...

Italy's alpine huts, or 'rifugi', provide the perfect - and inexpensive - place to get some peace and quiet and escape the heat of the Italian summer. And the good news is that they are not as inaccessible as you might think. But what can you expect from a rifugio? Those in super-remote, high-altitude areas might not offer flushing i...

  WTI Magazine #61    2015 May, 29Author : I borghi più belli d'Italia      Translation by:   Someone would be surprised to find that Volpedo is considered among the most beautiful towns in Italy. In fact, the country at first sight seems disordered, not very compact in its urban structure of the medieval imprint(still clearly visible) due to so...

Baglioni Pressure Solutions, which is based in San Pietro Mosezzo (Novara) and has factories in France, China and the US, works in the compressed air tank sector. The company sold a 40% stake to a private equity fund for €10 million, and plans to use the money to accelerate its move into new markets.   The company, founded in 1968 by Alfredo...

Esce oggi "La meglio Italia. Le mobilità italiane nel XXI secolo", volume di Maddalena Tirabassi e Alvise del Pra' (Torino, aAccademia University Press, 2014).   Il libro scrive l'ultimo capitolo della storia migratoria italiana che è ripresa con cifre a cinque zeri: 106.000 nel 2012, con un incremento del 115% rispetto al 2002 e un aumento...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : buonenotizie.it      Translation by:   It is not a museum , but a big music studio: a "factory" to all intents and purposes, where the sound is the main charachter and children and guys coming from different schools are the "workers". "Fabbrica dei Suoni" (Sounds Factory) of Venasca is an idea born...