Mele del Trentino (Trentino apples) have obtained the PGI certification, which will be in force from July, 20th. Yesterday, the European Commission published in the Official Journal of the EU the final authorization for the registration of the new PGI in the European register of protected designations of origin and geographical indications (PDOs an...

There are almost 300 lakes in the region of Trentino, from big ones like Lake Garda, Lake Caldonazzo or Lake Molveno, to small alpine lakes nestled in the mountains. There are lakes ideal for water sports, others to admire while cycling along their bike paths. There are lakes where you can bathe, others where it’s enough to simply contemplate while...

Typical product of South Tyrol in Northern Italy, speck is a cold-cured, lightly smoked ham. Discover the ten ways to enjoy it to the fullest. Speck. Lightly smoked, spiced and seasoned: These are the characteristics of one of the most appreciated cured meats in the kitchens of North Italy – and beyond. The result of great processing and the partic...

It started in a vast meadow of the Colorado backcountry, mid-summer. In the distance, I saw what looked like a bear, but then realized the large, dark form was accompanied by a human. “It’s just a dog,” I said to myself, relieved. I gripped the leash of my small pup and called out: “Is your dog friendly?” Seconds later the animal — all 120 pounds...

I temporarily relocated to the northern region of Trentino from Bologna on March 1, a week before the lockdown was announced. I had no idea of course. I had decided to rent an apartment in a tiny mountain village months ago because I felt I needed a break from city life and because I am an outdoors lover. Being so lucky that I can work from anywher...

Italy, bathed almost everywhere by the sea, is also rich in mountains. Just think of the Alps, the Dolomites, the Apennines and the many other mountain ranges scattered throughout the peninsula. And Italians have always had a good relationship with the mountains. From the great mountaineers, such as the legendary Ardito Desio and Walter Bonatti, to...

The Museum of Flight today announced that the fabric covering of its rare, World War I Italian aircraft, Caproni Ca-21, is actually the original artwork for the so-called “Lost Leonardo” painting, The Battle of Anghiari. Leonardo da Vinci completed the painting in 1505, but its whereabouts have been a mystery ever since. “Needless to say,” remarked...

Tra i canyon delle Dolomiti, nella città termale amata da Sissi (Merano) o a Bolzano, per scoprire la celebre mummia Ötzi, risalente ad oltre 5.000 anni fa. Per il momento, di viaggiare, a causa dell’emergenza Coronvirus, non se ne parla. Ma grazie alla tecnologia è possibile visitare musei, partecipare a laboratori creativi e «muoversi» tra le mer...

It comes as no surprise that Italy was named as one of the 36 best countries to travel to in 2020. This southern European country boasts of magnificent attractions, from historic landmarks and ornate churches to splendid mountains and pretty lakes. It is the combination of beautiful nature and a rich cultural history that makes the country such an...

Pink clouds like candyfloss float above as we bump along in our snowmobile past quaint wooden chalets with smoke billowing from their chimneys. It’s that bewitching time of day in the Dolomites. They call it enrosadira (or alpenglow) and it’s when the mountains glow pinky red. Geologists believe the explanation lies in the unusual composition of ca...