Recognized by UNESCO as a “Creative City for Design,” Turin is preparing for this fall’s big event by relying on the ideas of 350 young people, almost all of whom are students at IAAD (the Institute of Applied Arts and Design, located at the foot of the Alps). In fact, these young people themselves (in collaboration with the Turin city government a...

What do you get one the most important photography agencies in the world for its birthday? Camera – Centro italiano per la fotografia is showing up at Magnum’s birthday with the best present we could imagine: Italy! To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic cooperative’s foundation in 1947, an exhibition titled “L’Italia di Magnum. Da Henri C...

It’s an exciting month for us as we explore nebbiolo throughout all regions of Italy. The name nebbiolo is derived from the Piemontese word for nebbia, meaning fog. It derives from the fog that comes down from the mountains and roles over the Po Valley helping with the ripening of these grapes.

The new season of exhibitions at Turin’s CAMERA Italian center for photography opens with a display of more than 200 pictures from the last 70 years of Italian history. Its title, “The Italy of Magnum. From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Paolo Pellegrin” aims to pay homage to 70 years of the Magnum photo cooperative agency and at the same offer the publi...

Il Piemonte è tante cose, ma per molto tempo è stato soprattutto un segreto ben custodito. Solo negli ultimi anni ha iniziato ad accogliere turisti, che ora camminano per le vie di Torino, vanno in cerca di tartufi nelle Langhe e sciano sulle montagne piemontesi scoprendo una regione ricca di bellezze. Proprio per far conoscere meglio il Piemonte s...

IVREA, Italy: Thousands of people poured onto the cobblestone streets of a northern Italian town on Sunday (Feb 26) to throw oranges at a makeshift monarchy, a tradition dating back more than 150 years. The juicy battle in Ivrea is part of the town's yearly carnival, which recreates a centuries-old revolt by commoners against the monarchy. The thre...

The historic textile tradition of Biella owes its development to the characteristics of the local area: its location in the foothills of the Alps favoured livestock breeding rather than extensive crop cultivation and so the use of sheep fleece to provide yarns and fabrics became established in the area.

What would inspire people to book trips to Ivrea? The small city near Turin is not just your next obscure travel destination. It is an absolutely must-visit stop in the carnival season, when its distinct identity takes shape as the exciting Battle of the Oranges roars.   Oppressed peasants in the Middle Ages likely dreamed of throwing stones and pi...

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.

  WTI Magazine #85    2016 November 21Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The Alba White Truffle World Market is the largest international exhibition of truffles coming from the Piedmontese hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. Every day, thousands of batches of truffles, freshly picked, are displayed and sold by the "trifolao" themselv...