Torino, first capital of Italy, and centuries old heart of the Savoia’s Kingdom, never  quite relinquished her royal, aristocratic habits and looks. Visitors notice it immediately, while strolling around her grandiose portico-lined vie, while taking in the timeless elegance of Piazza Vittorio and the understated, intimate beauty of Cit Turin.  But...

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...

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...

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...

DON’T EXPECT TURIN TO FIT your image of Italy. It’s Italian, all right — the evening passeggiata and a love of good food and wine are alive and well. But you’ll look in vain for medieval cobbled streets, crumbling castles and works by Michelangelo (who never set foot here). Instead, although you’ll find some Roman ruins, you’ll also find a faux med...

Hypnosis has been used to operate on atrial fibrillation, a heart condition, for the first time in Italy. Hypnosis was used for analgesic or painkilling purposes, doctors said. Doctor Luca Bacino used it in the electrophysiological room of the San Paolo Hospital in the northwestern city of Savona. Bacino has introduced hypnosis into clinical practi...

Two months ago, at the Chamber of Commerce of Cuneo, the director of the Cioccolato di Modica PGI protection Consortium, the first European chocolate with the PGI denomination, and the mayor of Modica, committed themselves to ensure all necessary assistance to achieve the PGI certification as quickly as possible for the Gianduiotto of Turin candy –...

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...