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...

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...

This is a story that begins at lunch. Or, more accurately, it begins earlier, with one of those underwhelming Italian breakfasts that make you wonder how people who make some of the greatest food on earth can eat cake with their morning coffee (basically taking an overly sweet croissant and calling it brioche). Breakfast should never be the last me...

We’ve been hearing about how Italy’s famous landmarks have been suffering under the strain of overtourism lately. As well as crowds being a nightmare for residents, it doesn’t exactly make for the most enjoyable travel experience for visitors either. After all, it’s hard to enjoy the view when you’re being poked in the eye by someone’s selfie stick...

Eataly USA Head Pastry Chef Katia Delogu was trained in Torino, Italy, the home of Eataly’s pastry program. Every day, she and her team create typical Italian pastries, cakes, and gelato that are as beautiful as they are delicious. In keeping with Italian tradition, Katia pays meticulous attention to the quality of her creations, selecting only the...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that, as of last week, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud in Turin has reopened after two years of restoration. NIAF, with the support of its members and donors, contributed $30,000 (€27,000) to the chapel’s restoration project in 2016. A NIAF delegation visited the chapel in June 20...

A three-year-old girl has eaten autonomously for the first time after her esophagus was reconstructed by a team of surgeons at Turin's Regina Margherita pediatric hospital. The little girl suffered from a congenital malformation - type A esophageal atresia. Before the groundbreaking surgery, the toddler was first fed through a nasogastric tube and...

That of the nativity scene is a tradition strongly rooted in the culture and society of Italy. It is considered to date back to year 1223, when San Francesco is credited to have created in the village of Greccio the “presepe” by reconstructing the nativity scene with living animals and real people. The first known nativity, with reconstruction of t...

Automobili Pininfarina today announces that the name of the first car in its luxury electric vehicle portfolio will be the Battista. Named after Battista 'Pinin' Farina, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina coachbuilding company that he started in 1930, the all-electric hypercar will be designed and hand-built in very limited numbers at Pinin...