Few of us would mistake Milan for Munich, but some southern Italians jokingly call their northern countrymen tedeschi, a nod to the cultural ties that the Alpine regions of Italy share with Germany and Austria. In these northernmost reaches of Italy lie some of the country’s most fascinating—and unexpected—craft traditions: everything from copper c...

Since the end of the seventeenth century, an era in which the prevalent crops being cultivated were mulberry and vines, the quality of the fruit produced in the Val di Non has been certified by papers and plaques issued at the main fruit and vegetable shows in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  These acknowledgements also represent the first certificati...

For a long time now I’ve heard about the wines of Elisabetta Foradori, but had yet to try them.  I attended a tasting and tried a couple of the teroldego wines that she produces.  Until I did my research into the Foradori winery as well as studing for my Italian Wine Scholar certification I didn’t realize that impact she has made on the wine indust...

Non è il provvedimento rapido, sull'onda della moda del "basta plastica. In Val di Pejo vogliono una montagna in salute e per liberarla da plastiche e microplastiche hanno pensato a un percorso in più tappe per rendere sostenibili le attività della valle. Ma per cominciare, in Val di Pejo, in provincia di Trento, nasce il primo comprensorio sciisti...

Trento, Mantua, Bolzano, Pordenone and Parma are the top five cities in the annual standings of Ecosistema Urbano 2019, a survey by Legambiente, Ambiente Italia and Il Sole 24 Ore on the environmental performance of Italy's provincial capitals, published in Monday's Il Sole 24 Ore. Catania, Siracusa and Vibo Valentia were at the bottom of the ranki...

Thursday November 7, 7:00 pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Institute, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25. Contact: 914-771-8700 http://www.wiccny.org Come discover the Alpine paradise of northeast Italy, a land kissed by the southern Mediterranean sun and embraced by the breathtaking Dolomite Mountains. I...

The Dolomites in Italy consist of a mountain range in the northern Alps. Eighteen peaks in all, which are located at an altitude of over 3,000 meters and that cover an area of 141,903 hectares. The mountains feature one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes with their vertical walls, long and deep valleys and sheer cliffs. While the Dolomites ar...

Bolzano's provincial government on Tuesday passed a law to keep the name of the surrounding region as Alto Adige after a recent row over its supposed replacement by the term South Tyrol. The government approved an ad hoc bill to change article one of the European law and replace 'province of Bolzano' with 'Alto Adige'. The German text of a recent v...

It's back to work for the cows of Italy's northern Trentino region, who are returning from their Alpine summer holidays. The cows spend summer eating mountain grass and herbs before farmers return them to their stables for winter when the temperature begins to drop.  Known as the "Desmalgada" (meaning "return from the alpine pasture"), the traditio...

ln Trentino testimonies of metalworking appeared from the moment the man learned to use metals to build objects intended to meet the needs of everyday life. The mining and metalworking archaeology has provided many examples of a the processing of copper and other minerals in the mountains from the Valley of Mocheni to the plateau of Tesino. These m...