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The tiny region of Alto Adige, nestled in Italy's northeast corner in the shadow of the towering Dolomites, produces elegant wines under extreme conditions. Purity and precision are signature characteristics of wines from this Alpine region where vineyards are planted at elevations ranging from 600 feet up to as high as 4,000 feet. Brisk mountain a...

Don't let a few (alleged) bad apples in the Bayern Munich dressing room fool you: Italian coaches are often a guarantee of silverware. Last season Antonio Conteconquered the Premier League, replacing Claudio Ranieri on the throne. Massimo Carrera's Spartak Moscow won their first Russian title since 2001, and recently-ousted Carlo Ancelotti became a...

Il 31 gennaio riconosciuto quale giornata nazionale degli italiani nel Mondo. E’ quanto prevede un disegno di legge all’esame della commissione Esteri della Camera, in sede legislativa, decisione presa all’unanimità per accelerarne l’iter “saltando” la discussione in Aula. In occasione della giornata nazionale sono promossi in Italia e all’estero c...

There is little doubt the 2017 Maserati Levante has the potential to elicit immediate responses. The SUV, the first for Maserati, delivers a distinctive exterior statement that offers all the exotic Italian cues you might expect – and the performance you might demand. The Levante is Maserati’s inaugural effort to break into the incredibly popular c...

Could a diet plan not only help you lose weight but live longer, too — maybe even an extra 10 years? A village in Italy called Pioppi is known as the world’s “healthiest village” with many of its residents living to over 100-years-old. So what’s their secret? They start each day with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. They also eat eggs, bacon an...

Le invenzioni del gruppo, dalla camicia button down a quella che non si stira (no iron), sono diventate marchio di fabbrica quando non pezzi da museo (il MoMa di New York le ha inserite nella lista dei 111 «Modern item» della moda, assieme, fra gli altri, ai Levi’s 501, la coppola, i capri pants e lo Speedo). Ora l’ex negozio nato Brooks Clothing s...

Once upon a time, we had products that were colorful, in shapes that were quirky, whimsical, and expressive. Interesting! And then, almost every tech product became white, silver, gray, black, flat, square, round, and minimalist. Boring. But there are hints that this is changing. And one of the leaders of this change is, somewhat improbably, Google...

Dark, bitter and gritty: it might not be everyone’s cup of cocoa, but Sicilian chocolate is certainly unique. Now Italian artisans are seeking European protection for the distinctive chocolate made in the town of Modica, near the southern tip of Sicily. One of the region’s representatives in the national Chamber of Deputies, Nino Minardo, has appea...

Full disclaimer: Carbonara is a no more deserving subject for this article than amatriciana or cacio e pepe, both of which you should absolutely order in Rome (do Da Francesco for amatriciana, and Flavio Valevodetto for cacio e pepe). But carbonara's popularity Stateside—plus an American-slanted back story—makes it the one dish you never want to mi...

A semester abroad changed the very course of Michelle Bufano’s life. Bufano, executive director of Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, was a science major at Marquette University, on track to become a speech pathologist. When a study abroad opportunity arose during her junior year, she jumped at the chance. Off she went to Rome. Once there, she im...

Some cocktails are born from intricate planning and laborious tinkering, the brainchildren of mad scientist mixologists. Other libations, like the Negroni Sbagliato, happen by happy accident. The Sbagliato is the slightly askew cousin of the Negroni proper, an herbaceous Italian standard that’s equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, topped w...

Ironically enough, musical genius Frank Zappa and a 13th century poet, Cielo d’Alcamo, had some important things in common. These artists so vastly disparate in time and space share an iconoclastic spirit and the colors of two neighboring cities in northwest Sicily. The audacious American rocker, who blazed his own trail across genres and eras like...