Have you ever heard of the town of hundred towers? Probably yes, given that in Italy there are many villages which, thanks to their history with roots set in the Middle Age, have deserved this nickname. But there is only one that perfectly mixes its important past with a very rich cultural heritage, especially in the gastronomic field: we are talki...

In the Italian charming North-West, where the towering Alps of Piemonte and Provence meld with the serene blue depth of the Ligurian Sea, lie two ancient pathways characterized by their historical significance and natural splendor—the Via del Sale and the Alta Via del Sale. These storied routes trace back to times when salt was a precious commodity...

Tucked in the north of the country, between France and Switzerland, Piedmont is, for me, the jewel in Italy’s crown. The scenery is breathtaking and there are plenty of rooftop bars where you can experience the vistas with a negroni or a glass of wine in hand. At the Turin Palace Hotel, you’ll see ceramic tiled roofs to one side, and snow-topped Al...

Piemonte, characterized by its undulating landscapes and fertile plains, has a rich agricultural heritage: it is a region known for its radici contadine, or rural roots, where la terra is at the heart of life in all its facets. For generations, the Piemontesi have cultivated their land to produce some of Italy’s most renowned wines and cheeses, as...

Is a tea kettle a work of art? Alberto Alessi, grandson of Alessi founder Giovanni, certainly thinks so. Alessi’s president said the success of the company over the past six decades has been driven by his motto that functional objects like toasters and spoons have the potential to be intrinsically poetic. In 102 years of his family’s history and de...

Next year’s Giro d’Italia will start in Piedmont on May 4 and the opening stage will commemorate the 1949 Superga air disaster that killed the entire Torino soccer team. Race organizers revealed the first few stages of the Italian Grand Tour, which will begin with a 136-kilometer (85-mile) route from Venaria Reale to Turin. That stage will go over...

Horizons expand and all boundaries seem to fade away when you reach an altitude of 3,466 meters. Suspended between the sky and the mountains above 4,000 m, Courmayeur's futuristic cable car takes you to the foot of the granite rock giants, surrounded by millennial glaciers and perennial snow. Skyway Monte Bianco perfectly embodies the ice dream of...

Piemonte, like many other regions of Italy, is a place where nature and culture intertwine seamlessly. Its vast vineyards, which are not only a symbol of the region’s viticultural expertise but also a UNESCO-protected heritage – think the Langhe, Monferrato, and Roero areas – are a deeply-hued work of nature’s art against the backdrop of the majest...

As the summer heat wanes and the air turns crisp, Italy undergoes a transformation. The country, renowned for its art, history, and gastronomy, dons a vibrant palette of autumnal hues, making it an even more enchanting destination. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the historic streets of Turin, let’s start a journey to discover Italy’s gems in...

When I think about hazelnuts and Italy together, that gooey confection—often found in a collectible jar—immediately comes to mind. Yes, I’m talking about Nutella, a clever and cloying friend that begs to be slathered on toast, or eaten by the spoonful. But the hazelnut has a much deeper place in the Italian culinary tradition—especially when it com...