We don’t need to tell you that Italian cuisine is so much more than just pizza and pasta. Each region in Italy, from Lombardy in the north to Sicily in the south, offers its own unique culinary treasures that are steeped in centuries-old traditions, offering a true treat to the palates of food lovers worldwide. With this in mind, here’s our roundup...

The faucet is a very ancient and very contemporary product about which Italian Companies have an important tradition. The first archaeologically attested taps date back to Roman times and consist of the so-called "valvulae," elementary devices of the "male" type, in which the rotation of a perforated cylinder allowed or prevented the passage of wat...

Last month, the Italian association I Borghi Più Belli d’Italia (literally: “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”) added six new towns to its expanding list of, well, the most beautiful places to visit in the country. These Borghi represent the best of what Italy has to offer in terms of sights, history, food, and culture.  There are now 354 small...

Land of history, traditions and culture, Piedmont preserves an extraordinary heritage of art and extremely different landscapes: from the enchanting mountains to the elegant cities full of masterpieces, from the ancient villages where it seems that time has crystallized to the rolling hills known all over the world for the fine wines that are produ...

In Italy it is often said that good things come in small packages (in Italian, literally small barrels contain good wine), just as in the smallest villages you can discover the most beautiful and fascinating stories that define the soul of our culture. Leave with us: today we will take you discovering Barolo, a small town inhabited just by a few hu...

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the humble breadstick, or grissino, as it’s known in Italy? This slender, crunchy bread, a staple on Italian tables and beyond, has a pretty curious history. It all begins in the 17th century, in the city of Turin, in Piedmont, where young prince Vittorio Amedeo II, known for his frail constitution and se...

Lake Mergozzo in Piedmont is so little known that even Piemontesi would be hard pushed to pinpoint it on a map – let alone Italians from other regions. Measuring only about a mile-and-a-half in length, this deep blue sliver of water was once the westernmost part of Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second largest lake. Then, between five and six centuries ago...

As you twist and turn along the roads that head away from Rome, up and through the verdant hills that billow through Tuscany, castles begin to crown distant peaks like ornate figurines in a wedding cake shop. Even better, you can actually stay as a guest in some of those majestic Italian castles. Italy is not short on castles or villas or palaces o...

Nature, sacred art and spirituality are the main features of a journey through the nine Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, established from the 15th century as religious sites alternative to the traditional (but distant) territories of the Holy Land. Here are nine itineraries by which we’ll discover both the historical role and the mystical side...

Despite being considered a smaller city in Italy (although it’s actually the 4th largest city in the country), Turin offers a rich variety of museums, events, and restaurants. With over 40 museums and exhibition centers, plus an array of art galleries and antique stores, there’s always something going on. Turin’s museum scene is a captivating blend...