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Automobili Pininfarina has released performance figures for the Battista electric hyper GT, and the numbers are outstanding. In a demonstration at the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab Emirates where the Battista made its dynamic debut in the Middle East, the all-electric hyper GT celebrated a series of world records recently achieved in the final...

Between the provinces of Florence and Siena stretches the beautiful Val d'Elsa, one of the most iconic places in the Tuscan region. Crossed by the Via Francigena, the Val d'Elsa holds within its territory historical and artistic testimonies of immense value, often enclosed within the walls of medieval villages.  San Gimignano, Certaldo and Monterig...

Today Italian food is a planetary myth. But it was not always so. For a long time the food of our country was considered a poor man's food, bad and unhealthy. This is said by historian Dieter Richter professor at the University of Bremen in "Con gusto. Il Grand Tour della cucina italiana," a beautiful book just released in Italy. According to the a...

The concept of “Italian cuisine” is a myth that belies the myriad of hyperlocal products and dishes abounding from north to south of the country. Regions, cities, and even villages have their own unique cuisines that have developed autonomously thanks to the diversity of terrain and the influence of other cultures who ruled sections of the country...

Borgo Valsugana is a small town in Bassa Valsugana, an area located in Trentino Alto Adige. With its marvelous view of the Brenta River and its strategic proximity to many places of interest, such as Caldonazzo or Levico Terme, this Trentino resort is really worth a visit: let's discover its uniqueness together. To begin with, the beauty of its riv...

Puglia is full of beautiful places, from the natural splendor of the Gargano peninsula, to the white cottages of Alberobello, the caves of Polignano, the elegance of Lecce and our favorite and best kept secret - the tiny town of peace, piazze, pizze which we wrote about here. Many tourists are drawn to these and, although many fly into Bari, they q...

It’s no surprise that Italy is among the top five most visited countries in Europe. Art-filled cities, spectacular alpine landscapes, food festivals, and universally acclaimed gastronomy attract holidaymakers from all around the globe. However, when there’s so much to choose from, how do you filter the vast array of attractions to make sure you get...

The Internet is full of articles that talk about how Italians eat and drink, but paint Italy as a place anchored in who knows what habits derived from an antediluvian past. You know Laura Ingalls short stories “Little House on the Prairie”? Here, Italy is painted in the same way, but the real Italy is different. you read a lot of nonsense about Ita...

Italy is a country of wonderful traditions and celebrations, and the holiday season brings out some of the most magical. Here are a few of our Mozzafiato favorites: An Alpine Christmas MarketBolzano is the capital of the South Tyrol province in Northern Italy, and the Italian Christmas market was born in this alpine town, influenced by its proximit...

Can I be very honest with you? The idea that we Italians all love the sun and the summer is bogus. I, for one, don’t count the hottest season as my favorite: in fact, I quite dislike it. The heat is too much, sweating is awful, and don’t even get me started about mosquito bites. And while not everyone is as anti-summer as I am, the arrival of the f...

Roberto Di Meo doesn’t run a typical winery that simply makes, bottles and sells wine. His approach to winemaking, in the quiet southern Italian hills of Campania’s Irpinia region, 40 miles east of Naples, seems at times like that of a tinkerer or an antiquarian. Working in tiny Salza Irpina (pop. 800) with local varieties, particularly the white F...

In October 2022, I visited Italy for the first time as part of a two-week European train trip through Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. It was my first time visiting each country and I spent a week in Italy with one night on a sleeper train, two nights in Venice, two nights in Rome, and one night in Milan. I left thinking I wished I had mor...