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Dairy production in Friuli began in 1200 A.D. thanks to the efforts of the Benedictine monks of the Moggio Udinese Abbey. Montasio cheese takes its appellation from the mountain range in the Julian Alps of the same name, on the southern slopes of which there lies a vast plateau, home to the Montasio dairies and a wealth of pastures.

Ars Canusina art handicraft owes its origin in the 1930s to Maria Bertolani Del Rio, a psychiatrist at the San Lazzaro asylum in Reggio Emilia. In 1921 the “Antonio Marro” boarding school was established within the asylum, with therapeutic methods that included learning to make hand-crafted objects.

On January 29, 1972 in the typical restaurant "Il Toro" in Sampierdarena (Genova) a table of sportsmen decided to found the first Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italian Football Americano, FIFA), with the desire and hope to be able to introduce in the peninsula the fascinating agonistic image of this stars and stripes sport.

At the point in which Italy, Austria and Slovenia meet, majestic mountain peaks lie in wait, proffering up innumerable paths that unwind for miles and miles and sometimes run through a forest of 23,000 hectares. From the heights of these peaks the topography swoops down into an extreme dip, that is into Val Resia, inhabited by an ancient Slavic com...

Fresh vegetables make these “veggie-balls” a perfect and colorful dish for vegetarians, but also for "carnivores" too. These can be served as a tasty main course, accompanied by a fresh salad, or as an appetizing starter and cocktail. Crunchy outside and soft inside, they are delicious and healthy as well, rich in good nutrients and easy to digest....

When Paolo Sorrentino was searching for the right title for his movie that then would have won the Oscar, "The Great Beauty", he probably thought about Michelangelo. It’s the first name that stands out when someone is dreaming about Italian Art. It’s the first symbol of the splendor and the Italian creative genius. It’s – first of all – in the gest...

To revive the economy and meet the world challenges we have to look to our strengths, while never forgetting our ancient problems and those of today. We can start from an Italy that looks confidently to the future because it does not deny its soul.

Famous in all of Italy and, above all abroad is the Carnival in the Piedmontese town of Ivrea (Province of Turin). Established in 1808, the Carnival of Ivrea is one of the oldest and most particular festivals in the world.

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.