With winter in full swing, nothing says “warm up by the fire” like a glass of Amarone. Americans are longtime fans of this full-bodied, velvety red wine, and the U.S. is the second largest destination market, accounting for 14% of total exports.  Produced across 19 townships in the northeast province of Verona, Amarone is created from dried grapes,...

The Consorzio di Tutela Chiaretto e Bardolino, the entity that promotes and protects Chiaretto di Bardolino wines -- a crisp, dry Italian rosé from Lake Garda, in the province of Verona -- has announced a new trade campaign with Colangelo & Partners as its agency of record in the United States. “This campaign is well timed to take advantage of the...

In our family, we ski mainly to eat. And, judging by the hordes of people elbowing themselves into the buffet line come 1 p.m. in every “rifugio” (Alpine lodge) in the Italian Dolomites, that seems to be the case for many of those who partake in the great Italian tradition of the “settimana bianca” (“white week”, or week-long ski holiday).  Our day...

Goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg may have invented the movable-type printing press around 1450 in Meinz, Germany to create his monumental Bibles, but Venice is where the Printing Revolution began by giving the nascent industry a major push and changing men’s lives. The Republic of Venice soon earned a reputation for being the cradle of the new technolo...

Quale sarà la Capitale italiana della cultura 2022? A chi passerà il testimone Parma, che, causa pandemia, terrà  in mano il titolo un anno in più del previsto? La corsa è vicina al traguardo: oggi e domani si tengono le audizioni delle 10 città finaliste e lunedì dovrebbe arrivare la decisione del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per...

At the heart of the local jewellery industry’s success lies more than a hundred years of tradition. It is enough to know that the first written evidence of the importance of this sector in the province dates back to the early 14th century, with the signing of the statute of “the Vicenza Guild of Goldsmiths”, a corporation of more than 150 craftsmen...

Along with iconic architecture and replicas of famous structures in Venice, Italy, the newly Venetian in 1999 also introduced a facsimile of one of the Italian city’s most famous attractions—its gondolas. The Las Vegas version was a motorized version which wound its way throughout a number of indoor and outdoor water routes around The Venetian and...

When I told my family of lifelong skiers I was off on a trip to the 3 Zinnen Dolomites (also known as the 3 Peaks Dolomites), none of them had ever heard of it. Yet, it is only a couple of hours' drive from South Tyrol favourite Val Gardena, where I remember completing the 26km Sellaronda ski circuit with them when I was seven. The skiing area I wa...

The Rialto Market, one of the most ancient and important markets in Italy, is certainly one of the must-see places in Venice. Located near the Rialto Bridge, it covers the area between Campo San Giacomo di Rialto and Campo della Pescaria and it hosts the famous fish market, indeed called Pescaria, with many fish counters located under the Loggia, a...

The art of glass bead making is the latest Italian addition to Unesco’s prestigious list of of intangible cultural heritage (other additions in recent years include the art of Neapolitan pizzaiuolo and transhumance. The art of glass bead making was awarded to both Italy and France. In Italy, the center of this art has been Venice, and Murano in par...