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"This gorgeous white opens with enticing aromas of Mediterranean scrub, spring yellow flowers, eucalyptus and citrus. The delicious palate offers hints of juicy yellow peach, fennel, white almond and a hint of grapefruit along with tangy acidity. A mineral and saline note adds depth. Absolutely phenomenal." That's the description of Bucci's 2019 Ve...

Whether you’re gearing up for your next vacation or are still traveling vicariously during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s always fun to find yourself in the planning process, jotting down ideas and reading up on everywhere you want to visit someday. As travel begins to make its inevitable comeback, more people are hitting the road, navigating...

When you think about what can be the passion for the study of the brain, the love for culture, Rita Levi Montalcini immediately thinks of everything that could refer to phenomena that in the war years were still completely unknown and that a great woman gave us the opportunity to get passionate about it thanks to her love and knowledge. Well yes, a...

The celebrated designer Giorgio Armani received Italy's highest honour on Friday for his services to Italian fashion. The president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, bestowed the Knight Grand Cross on the 87-year-old fashion stylist at a private ceremony in the Quirinal Palace. Armani stated that he was "proud to represent Italy" and "honoured to receiv...

While European governments weigh up new mandates and measures to boost the uptake of Covid jabs there is on the slopes of Sicily’s Monte delle Rose a village with a vaccination rate that defies mathematics: 104%. The figure is in part a statistical quirk – vaccine rates are calculated by Italian health authorities on a town or village’s official po...

In an earlier period, Western medieval literary texts were anonymous. Stories and tales were not meant to have an author; they would circulate anonymously. Even centuries later, several writers had their books published under a pen name or still anonymously. For instance, the founder of the historical novel genre, Sir Walter Scott, wrote Waverley (...

The archive fashions sported by Adam Driver and Lady Gaga in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci are very cool (turtlenecks, furry hats, excessive gold jewellery and even a red leather catsuit for Gaga's ‘Black Widow’ Patrizia Reggiani, see image below) – but the locations are as every bit as covetable. The film spans three decades leading up to the 1995...

Restaurants in Venice are notorious for serving average food at exorbitant prices, but there’s a way to escape that, and mingle with locals while you’re at it: cicchetti bars. Cicchetti are small snacks or side dishes, typically served in traditional bàcari (cicchetti bars). Common cicchetti include tiny sandwiches, plates of olives and vegetables,...

The autumn fruit and vegetable centrifuges are a perfect way to continue to enjoy the summer atmosphere even during autumn. These drinks are a great way to go soft from summer to autumn thanks to their typical colors: red, green and orange that radiate joy and a widespread feeling of well-being. At the same time, they are a valuable aid in the wint...

llda De Carli’s house, where she prepares her own takes on local dishes such as her lake trout recipe, is nestled into the hills of Lazise, a town perched about 30 minutes northwest of Verona in the Veneto, overlooking Lake Garda. It’s not easy to find, but we immediately feel at home when we finally do.  A well-kept garden surrounds the cottage wh...

The youngest is eleven year old Gennaro Dragone, who in San Giovanni a Tenduccio, in Naples, has managed to create the first "energy community of Central Southern" Italy. The most creative Federica Mauro, an autistic girl from Arezzo, whose work was chosen by the Dante society of London as the poster for the international competition 'Dante 700' an...

Italians Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Sonego played off their home crowd in Turin to lift the host nation to a 2-1 victory over the United States in the opening Group E tie in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals on Friday, though Jack Sock and Rajeev Ram gave the US-Americans a fighting chance to still advance to the quarterfinals. Italy swept the day’s s...