Shared by three regions – Veneto, Lombardy, and Trentino Alto-Adige – and the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda extends about thirty miles south from the foothills of the Dolomites. Shaped like an inverted ax, the narrow northern section of the lake funnels through sloping mountainsides and cliffside peaks for about twenty miles before collecting i...

I love travelling. I love to ski too. So perhaps it’s no wonder I collect foreign words for snow. Gatsch is a good one. It’s the Austrian word for wet, sludgy mud, but it’s used for slush as well, and it sounds exactly like the hiss of exasperation that catches in your throat when you try to ski it. Even better is snosmocka. That’s how the Swedes d...

Is the journey the destination, as they say — or is the best destination really just a good meal? If you’re more for the latter, the rifugio-hopping tradition of mountain-goers in Trentino-Alto Adige is the life for you. If a tree falls in the Dolomites and no one is around to hear it, it might still make a sound. But if one takes a hike without a...

The Alto Adige Wine Consortium is pleased to announce a new phase of their trade and media programming in the United States, as well as the appointment of Teuwen, an Evins Communications Company, as their Agency of Record. After 15 years of promotional activities in the US, the Alto Adige Wines 2023 campaign aims to dig deeper roots for the region...

In Italy, soups can be a light, elegant way to open an evening meal or large banquet. January is National Soup Month, and the perfect time to curl up with a cozy bowl of warming Italian broth. This month I’m sharing a recipe that’s lesser known outside of Italy, but perfect to enjoy while dreaming of a weekend in an elegant Italian ski chalet!  Man...

Traveling along Lake Como and up through the Dolomites is a breath-taking journey. With spectacular scenery and photo stops around every corner, this is a perfect trip to take by car. It gives you the flexibility to visit some of the smaller towns, drive through majestic mountain passes and make the most of your time in these beautiful regions. See...

Italian architecture studio Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli has designed a public library that acts like "a sensitive organism" that can  continuously adapt itself to the needs of the site and the project in Bolzano, Italy. Named Brixen Public Library, the 3,013-square-metre library has angular surfaces and protruding large windows that grasp the view...

Yes, we love geographic U-turns. In this episode of Rare Wines we join two distant lands, not only geographically, but by way of small productions of great sweet wines, which are increasingly difficult to find. Let's start from Sicily, from the beauty of Ustica and its vineyards overlooking the sea, living in the middle of the sea. Zhabib Passito 2...

Sauerbraten, bratwurst, spaetzle, kartoffelpuffer and sachlich all are great examples of fine Italian cooking. No, I have not gone mad. These and many more Germanic foods are the usual fare of the Italian population of northeastern Italy’s Alto Adige. Once part of Austria, the area was ceded to Italy as reparations after World War I, but, like the...

Think apple strudel, dumplings and potatoes, ski slopes, forest foraging, mountain views, saunas and uber-chic design hotels. Believe it or not, this isn't Austria or even Germany. Say "hello" to Italy's Dolomites. Particularly South Tyrol and the surrounding area. The beautiful region is another Italy. One that has its own language, Laden, and whe...