Every year, people from all over Europe and and North America travel to Northern Italy to enjoy its amazing mountains: the Alps. The Alps are home to some of the best ski resorts and most picturesque towns in the world. There are plenty of winter sports to practice and you can choose from a number of locations to enjoy skiing activities. If you wou...

On Friday and Saturday Dec. 6-7, Soldiers, Airmen, military Families, and Civilians of the Vicenza Military Community participated in a two-day clean-up of Venice following widespread flooding during the annual 'acqua alta', or high water, that struck the iconic island city on Nov. 12. This is the second most devastating acqua alta in Venice histor...

In the 15th century, this castle was just one of many villas in the Euganean Hills in Northeastern Italy. But in 1570, Marquess Pietro Enea I Obizzi, a member of the powerful Italian noble family of Obizzi, decided to rebuild and enlarge the villa, transforming it into a large castle. The interior was decorated with frescoes by Giovanni Battista Ze...

Imagine Venice, the city of canals, at Christmastime — twinkling with lights and dressed in garlands. Now translate that into gingerbread and gumdrops. That's exactly what hundreds of architects, designers and engineers came together to do — build the Italian city made up of more than 100 small islands out of Snickers, Mars bars, Jellybeans, cereal...

The city of love” is the phrase often used to describe Italy’s Verona, but for many, especially the Veronese, it is (also) the city of gnocchi. Every year, on the last Friday before lent, it hosts the Venerdì Gnocolar, or Gnocchi Friday. “Also known as Bacanal del Gnoco, it is the most awaited event of the Carnival of Verona. It features a parade o...

Festivals and local events are the mirror of specific folklore and they always reflect the tradition and culture of a place. In Italy there are hundreds, if not thousands, of towns that want to express their local features through events. However, Marostica, in the Vicenza province, perhaps has exceeded all types of expectations. This Northern town...

Placed in the North East of Italy, Veneto is the first Italian region for GI food and wine economic impact (3,5 billion euros) – following 2018 Ismea-Qualivita report – and it counts three of its provinces in the top five wine producing provinces ranking. Verona (ranked first with 918 million euros), Treviso (ranked second with 845 million euros),...

Visitors to Venice cannot help but wander around admiring the facades of endless palazzi, perhaps wondering what they are like on the inside. The Biennale offers the opportunity to go inside a few of these magnificent buildings when they open to the public for several months to display art exhibitions, but there are many more buildings which the to...

Criss-crossed with picturesque canals, this historic town also offers great art and eating – to a soundtrack of popping prosecco corksHire a bicycle Treviso is a cycling city. We all get around the historic centre on two wheels: it’s a good way to avoid traffic jams, and tourists have to get used to bikes weaving between them in what look like pede...

At a recent tasting of Conte Vistarino wines, winery director Ottavia Giorgi di Vistarino said that a combination of cool climate and calcareous soils ensured that Pinot Noir “thrived” in the region. “Northern Italy is such a great terroir for Pinot Noir, because of the cool climate,” said di Vistarino. “Yet Pinot Noir is not new in Oltrepò, we hav...