Two million tourists arrive in Verona every year, to visit the city eternally linked to Romeo and Juliet’s impossible love. Couples head to Juliet’s House to kiss, take a selfie and write their names, often circled by big hearts, on the walls of the courtyard.  Others leave post-it notes and messages, which sometimes stick to the wall with chewing...

Prosecco hails from Northeast Italy, though its heartland is a small region in the Veneto called Conegliano Valdobbiadene. While consumers often equate it with widely available commercial-quality fizz, access to Italy’s finest sparkling wines is rising. Many retailers now sell Prosecco for every occasion, from party-ready bottlings to companions fo...

Tre giorni che segnano l’inizio ufficiale della stagione invernale, un fine settimana in cui si accendono i riflettori sulla regina delle Dolomiti. Dal 6 all’8 dicembre si svolgerà il “Cortina Fashion Weekend 2018”, l’appuntamento che fonde glamour e sport, dove si parla di eccellenze del Made in Italy e nuove prospettive per le aziende italiane al...

Last month Venice suffered the fourth highest floods in its history. Water seeped up through the drains, over the canal sides and into the houses, businesses and hotels of the city. And few were spared, with around 75% of streets awash. Not that it’s a new phenomenon as Venice has been flooding for centuries. Artist Federico Moja even captured acqu...

Ci sono lo Château Smith Haut-Lafitte a Bordeaux e La Rioja Wine Train a Bilbao, The House of Sandeman a Porto, il D'Arenberg Cube di Adelaide e le St. Supéry Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley, ma tra le eccellenze internazionali premiate con il Global Award Best of Wine Tourism 2019 l'unica italiana è il Masi Wine Discovery Museum a Verona. Il fiore...

Prosecco is a global superpower. Nearly 20 percent of all sparkling wine sold in 2017 was Prosecco, according to Nielsen data, and sales were up 21 percent over the previous year. And that’s not the half of it. Industry experts like Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise predict that Prosecco sales will continue to soar, increasing by more than 36 percent t...

Valdobbiadene, ten thousand souls, a renaissance town square and the fresh breeze descending from the Dolomites. Here, away from the limelight, the world-renowned Prosecco wine is produced, including its most precious and rare variety which goes under the name of “Cartizze”. Fresh, hip and affordable, The most famous Italian sparkling wine is enjoy...

Next time you arrive in Venice by train, try something different. Rather than following the masses through the usual itinerary leading to St. Mark’s Square via Ponte degli Scalzi, remain on the side of the Santa Lucia train station and head to Cannaregio, Venice’s second largest sestiere, which extends north of the Grand Canal. It’s an opportunity...

Distilleria Le Crode – located along river Piave, between Valdobbiadene and Feltre – is one of the few remaining plants in Italy to uphold Veneto’s long-standing traditional grappa-making methods – indeed, it even uses steam-powered copper stills from the early 1900s. The distillery clearly honors its own long history, during which artisanal knowle...

So you are a young college student, American, on your first whistle-stop tour of Europe. You have fought through the multitudes in front of the Mona Lisa and “Las Meninas,” tried to concentrate on the Sistine Chapel ceiling as the tour groups jostle you. But when you wash up here in the lagoon, and make your way to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco —...