The name “Cacciatore” (hunter’s style) derives etymologically from its original use in the rations that hunters carried in their knapsacks during their trips. The history of the product developed hand in hand with the evolution of the rural culture typical of the regions of the production area, which provide the raw material that is processed accor...

The search for more responsible use of natural resources, alternative solutions to (hyper)consumption of food, and ways and methods of reducing waste production inspired participants in the “Io ci credo”(I Believe) call, organized by In Cibum Lab, an incubator of projects in the foodtech field. We met some of the featured companies. Dismeatable As...

But how sweet Venice is! The knowledge of a place also passes through its gastronomic culture, you know. And when we talk about Venetian cuisine we always think of salty dishes, wines, often forgetting about pastry. But the Venetian pastry shop is full of preparations and products that come from very ancient traditions, some even dating back to the...

The key speaker at the Foreign Press Association’s first official press conference in its new home was Luigi Brugnaro, the Mayor of Venice. He came to explain to the world the new tax for tourists visiting La Serenissima “because, yes, Venice is in Italy, but she belongs to the world.” The plan to charge an entrance fee to day-trippers was first pr...

An Italian restaurant is offering a free bottle of wine to customers who relinquish their mobile phones during meals. Angelo Lella, the owner of Al Condominio, a restaurant that opened in the northern city of Verona in March, said the aim was to encourage diners chat to each other instead of constantly glancing at their phones.  “We wanted to open...

Arriving at Longarone on a slow train from Venice, zigzagging up the Piave Valley into the jagged heights of the Dolomites, the visitor is faced by a gruff modern road and, on the other side, the unresponsive façades of indifferent 1960s buildings. It seems so very disappointing. Why would anyone build like this in such an eagle’s nest setting? A t...

The delights of Italy are universal: clinking Negronis in Rome, spinning a Riva through Venice’s Grand Canal, island-hopping off the shores of Sicily, all interlaced with hefty doses of wine, mozzarella, and art. It’s this limitless allure that has travelers from all over the world descend on the boot with near insatiable fervency, and often all at...

The record-breaking skyscraper, Taipei 101, was saved from the earthquake thanks to a maxi-sphere placed between the 87th and 92nd floors of the building, the work of a Selvazzano (Padua) firm, Fip Mec, and which was tested by Renato Vitaliani, a former professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at the University of Padua, now r...

The history of mirrors dates back thousands of years, when our ancestors would use natural bodies of water, like lakes and ponds, as the first reflective surfaces, intrigued by their own images seen in these transient reflections. Curiosity led to experimentation with polished stones and metals, such as obsidian, copper, and bronze, to create rudim...

Discover Italy from a unique perspective with a memorable cruise. Our selection of the 10 best cruises in Italy brings together the most exclusive travel experiences the Bel Paese has to offer. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, an action-packed adventure or a relaxing family vacation, there is a cruise to Italy for you. From the charm...