The first documents that speak of horticulture in the Lusia area are several handwritten notebooks dated 1930. The term “insalata” is used, which at that time still meant either lettuce or endive. But, in 1933, the words “latuga” or “salata” appear meaning "Cappuccia lettuce”. The post-war period, characterized by destruction and famine, provided a...

Questa mattina a Padova la PAO del Consolato Generale degli Stati Uniti d'America a Milano, Kim Natoli, ha presenziato alla cerimonia di commemorazione al monumento "Memoria e Luce" per i terribili attentati dell'11 settembre 2001 alle Torri Gemelle. Nel suo discorso, la Console per la Stampa e Cultura Kim Natoli ha affermato che "l'11 settembre ha...

Birra Antoniana, a craft beer hailing from Padua, Italy founded in 2011, debuted this summer in the US. Just like the wines Italy is known for, these beers are brewed using local raw ingredients that give a special taste of Italian terroir. They even grow their 250 acres of barley. Birra Antoniana strives to not only taste authentic, but to be sust...

What’s more pleasurable on a vacation to Italy than enjoying a scoop or two of gelato? There may only be one answer, and that’s savoring the gelato you made yourself. Luckily, travelers can now try their hand at the craft by taking one of the several gelato-making classes for amateurs offered throughout Italy. These classes are usually between two...

It was the third day of classes for a new, four-week Study Abroad course in Padua, Italy, and a group of BU students was on a scavenger hunt in the city’s outdoor market, the Piazza della Frutta. They were in search of examples of foods that could be included in the popular Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fresh produce, whole grains, nuts, leg...

Birra Antoniana, brewer of premium Italian craft beer, today announced the launch of its products in the United States. Based in Padua, Italy, Birra Antoniana prides itself on sustainable, artisanal craftsmanship, cultivating its barley from nearly 250 acres of land before brewing in accordance with longstanding Italian tradition. Liquid Projects,...

Hate to break it to you, but you aren't the only one who's noticed that flights to Italy are almost cheaper than flights across the US right now. Don't not go -- go! -- but understand that top dogs like Rome, Venice, and Florence will be even more zoo-like than in years past. Bucket list cities the lot of them, but Italy's unforgettable food, favor...

Many parents have been researching and reading rules for eating in restaurants with young children, but an Italian restauranteur, Antonio Ferrari, has been inspired to implement an effective rule to reining in rowdy children in public restaurants: reward diners with well-behaved children with 5% discounts. Offering restaurant diners 5 percent disco...

Fabrizio Nestola, 44 years old, is a Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Padua. He has worked hard not only for his academic career but also to carry on his research on diamonds. Prof Nestola’s aim is the one of finding out what lays behind the diamonds, even studying the super-giant ones (3000 carats), the super-deep and rare ones to be f...

by Gaia Pianigiani   High-end printing is an artisans' job in Italy. For those books, the gluing and the binding of the pages is predominantly done by hand. But at Editoriale Zanardi, a prestige book printer in northeast Italy, even the management fell into its workers' hands last year, when they bought out the company that had employed...