Italy, though it is shaped like a boot, is not a natural vessel for beer. Italians drink wine, and the politicians — because they, too, drink wine, but also own fields of grapes that make it – are particularly vicious about the tax rate on breweries. But the biggest hurdle for Italy’s brewers is the simple fact that its drinking culture is inherent...

The Italian famous fashion entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelli has just been given the Community and Social Justice Award during the Green Carpet event, organized by the  Italian Chamber of Fashion in Milan at the end of September. The prize acknowledges those business who embrace sustainable production and the reduction of environmental footprint. Cuc...

Salvatore Ferragamo – founder of the today well known fashion house – was a cobbler who moved to the United States to start his new business in the early 1900s. He first started in Santa Barbara (California), opening up a shop called the “Hollywood Boot Shop”. It was a time of great development of the cinema industry in loco and Salvatore soon beca...

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...

Pavia is set in the heart of the Po Valley in Lombardy and although it is now a modern town its origins go back to Roman times. The city stretches along the right bank of the Ticino River and is dominated by medieval towers which testify to the artistic and architectural treasures waiting to be discovered here.

People often say that Halloween is completely foreign to Italian culture and folk traditions. This is both true and false: rites, traditions, legends scattered throughout the peninsula cover the night of All Saints' Day, which coincides with that of Halloween... but it is much older.

Let’s jump to the north of Italy; let’s go to Milan! Milan l’è on gran Milan, a Milanese would say. Let’s debunk the idea that in the north people don’t speak dialects anymore, even in the city of Milan the dialect struggles but still survives. The Milanese language is a variation of the Longobard language, language that has been recognized by the...

Alla fine, dopo tante polemiche, è arrivata. La 73esima Columbus Day Parade annuale si terrà a New York lunedì 9 ottobre e la sfilata celebrerà anche quest’anno l’eredità italiana-americana, la cultura e i successi, con oltre 35.000 partecipanti e oltre un milione di spettatori. Tra le novità, però, la riproposizione di un tema mai esplorato prima:...

In teoria il made in Italy alimentare non avrebbe bisogno di novità, ma in pratica quando le novità arrivano è giusto segnalarle, dalle prime banane coltivate in Sicilia sotto la spinta dei cambiamenti climatici al caviale di storione il cui allevamento è stato da poco riconosciuto come attività agricola, dopo che l’Italia ha conquistato il primato...

He is known as the master of shade, and now 21st Century technology is shedding new light on the creative process behind Caravaggio's groundbreaking painting. "Inside Caravaggio", an exhibition that opens on Friday at Milan's Palazzo Reale, unites 20 of the Renaissance giant's most important works with X-ray and infrared images of them that offer v...