A very early computer, quite unlike any other, is discreetly hanging in the sacristy of a small chapel in the heart of Turin, the beautiful Italian city at the foot of the Alps. Thousands of people pass by every day along Via Garibaldi, one of the main shopping thoroughfares in town, but hardly anyone knows it is there. That is because the tiny bar...

Penne stilografiche lanciate con un “drop”, proprio come accade per le sneakers: anche da questo modo così contemporaneo per presentare le proprie novità passa il nuovo corso di Aurora, la storica azienda torinese di strumenti per la scrittura che nel 2019 compie i suoi primi 100 anni. La sua storia inizia nel capoluogo piemontese con Isaia Levi, m...

Italy is dotted with castles from north to south. Perched on top of hills or overlooking the waters of placid lakes, they’re often set in enchanting locations and make for especially romantic destinations. Some have been renovated and converted into fine historic residences, where you can spend a romantic night, transported back to the time when la...

The enlightenment writer Montesquieu once dubbed Turin as “the finest village in the world” thanks to a modern city plan begun in the 17th century. While many Italian cities can be a warren of twisting side streets, Turin boasts wide avenues with arcades, large squares and plenty of palazzi. To get a bird’s eye view of the city take a glass elevato...

Piedmont. Or Piemonte. Whichever way you say it: hard two-syllable, American-style or lilting with three syllables like an Italian, the word carries mystical qualities. It conjures visions of fog-shrouded hills, white truffle-sniffing dogs and noble wines. Most wine lovers associate Piedmont with the famous reds of Barolo, but as anyone who has vis...

The annual Battle of the Oranges has taken place in Italy with teams pelting each other with fruit during the three-day festival. The tradition's origins are unclear but it is believed it dates back centuries. Hundreds of people attend the event in Ivrea, a town in northern Italy near Turin. It supposedly commemorates a 12th century uprising with o...

Certified Piedmontese Beef, in conjunction with IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, announced today a partnership to help provide IRONMAN athletes with "The Healthier Beef Option."  The new partnership makes Certified Piedmontese the Official Beef Sponsor of IRONMAN North America. Certified Piedmontese Beef is a naturally lean, nutritious beef...

The great German writer of the Age of the Enlightenment, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, once said: “Europe was born on pilgrimage, and its language is Christianity”. That is very true, as European identity and its cultural heritage enjoyed its greatest rise in the Middle Ages, when the Via Francigena, together with the routes towards the Holy Land and San...

Riso di Baraggia Biellese e Vercellese has almost mythical origins. Not much is clear, but what is certain is that rice arrived in La Baraggia, and the Vercelli area and Italy more generally, in successive waves. Traces of rice cultivation can be found since the 8-9th century after Christ.  Shepherds migrating from the low to the high plains carrie...

Are you sure you know everything about Carnival in Italy? We will help you with an excursus that goes from the origins, through the typical masks and sweets of the Italian carnival tradition, up to the indication of the most beautiful carnivals in Italy. The origins of Carnival in Italy and beyond are closely linked to religious culture, as they ar...