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The origin of the Abbey dates back to the summer of 1361, when the first stone for the construction of the new monastery dedicated to St. Jerome was laid. The authors of the project, also the first inhabitants, were the Benedictine monks to which, over the following centuries, it is owed the enormous prestige reached across Europe.

Pinot grigio has not always been a go-to when it comes to white wines for me, but if I am going to drink one I always turn to northeastern Italy, in particular the Alto Adige wine region. Pinot grigio unfortunately has been tarnished from the days of when high quantity, low quality pinot grigio were being produced. It still happens today, but there...

Italian is one of the richest languages, with its wide vocabulary and its melodic sounds. However, something is missing in Italian, something very important to the English language: some letters!

In the fall of 2015, twenty Italian national museums changed their directors through a competition, which let many high profile international art leaders, for the first, time some of them not Italians, reach the top positions of these institutions and what unpublished.

The toponym should come from, for lexical corruption, the Massa Afraniana, a roman latifundium which belonged to the gens Afrania, an important family that had possessions in the territory.

Ciao from Rome! Merry Christmas, and a Happy 2017!!

The first evidence of glassmaking activities in Venice dates back to 982 A.D., but it was in 1200 that the glassworks first became concentrated in Murano, creating refined products that were far removed from the rougher items produced by other European manufacturers.

Seven are the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago: Elba, Giglio, Giannutri, Capraia, Pianosa, Montecristo and Gorgona. The largest of these islands is Elba – the third largest island in the entire Mediterranean, and with a seemingly-infinite array of assets, Elba requires a generous amount of time to visit and enjoy all of it. It is made up of eight...

There is no clear indication of the precise moment when olives were first cultivated on the land around Garda. Some writings mention a climatically favourable period between the 3rd century BC and the 3rd century AD, to which an initial, slow but progressive introduction of olive growing can be traced.

With every new start to the Christmas season, the shopping race takes off, and the Italian streets are filled with exquisitely festive colors and light. Shop windows are decorated to attract the eye, while most cities also host their own Christmas markets, where you can purchase typical products and, most of all, presents and almost anything to do...

The actual fortified area of Cordovado, also known as ''The Castle'' (11th century) is the result of centuries of modifications. The modifications involved castle's walls, towers, moats and drawbridges. The medieval village is in the area of The Castle. There are some interesting buildings : beautiful dwellings (Palazzo Ridolfi, Palazzo Bozza Marru...

Lasagne, ravioli and stew with polenta are typical Sunday luncheon dishes during the cold months. Cannelloni, certainly, also appear on this list. These succulent cylinders of pasta dough, stuffed with a mix of different meats and topped with bechamel sauce and tomato, are typical of Emilia Romagna, one of the Italian regions well-known for its tas...