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Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region is a land of vineyard-draped hills, truffle-filled woods and Michelin-starred restaurants. New rail routes, one of which is already in operation, are making it easier to explore this area by train. This summer, you can ride the rails between the sparkling wine-producing town of Asti and the white truffle capital...

Sardinia is an ancient land, rich in history and traditions. The various dominations it has undergone, together with its geographical position, have contributed to the development of Sardinian culture: complex and fascinating, with original yet conservative traits, clearly visible in its people, who hand it down with pride. The art, culture and tra...

The day after… the European elections and a few days before the G7 summit in Puglia, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was the only leader of a major EU country to emerge and be strengthened from the vote. Her party, Fratelli d’Italia (ECR), won 28.8% of the vote, an increase from 26% in the 2022 general election, which confirms its first place...

Apulia's 10 most beautiful beaches, with their fascinating variety of landscapes ranging from fine sands to imposing cliffs, are a must-see destination for every type of traveller. These coastlines, lapped by crystal-clear waters, stretch over 800 kilometres, offering a unique experience that combines nature, history and culture in one magnificent...

Bikini to swimsuit. Factor 15 to 50. Paperback to Kindle. The answers to my holiday prep questions have changed over time, but this year there was one extra decision: pedal bike or electric? I was off on a four-day cycling tour in the South Tyrol with my 16-year-old daughter. Her idea of a holiday errs more towards Instagrammable moments involving...

Foligno is a city located in the region ofUmbria. Its history dates back to pre-Roman Umbrian times, when the ancient Umbrians probably founded it around the 10th century BC, under the name Fulginia. Later, the city began its urban evolution, and in 1255 it came under the control of the Trinci family of Lombard origin. Under their rule, Foligno ext...

They call it "the balcony of Monferrato" because, from its 549 meters above sea level, it offers an incredible panorama of woods, vineyards, and mountains. We're talking about Albugnano, a tiny municipality in the Asti area that, since 1997, has also boasted a little-known Denomination of Controlled Origin. Albugnano: the territoryOne of the issues...

As summer approaches, our tables begin to brighten with an array of fresh, vibrant vegetables. Among these, zucchini is a versatile and beloved ingredient in many Italian dishes. Its subtle flavor and tender texture make it a favorite in kitchens from the northern regions to the southern tip of Italy. Let’s explore the rich history, varieties, nutr...

On Aug. 24, in A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, shooting over 3 cubic miles of debris up to 20 miles (32.1 kilometers) in the air. As the ash and rock fell to Earth, it buried the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. According to most modern accounts, the story pretty much ends there: Both cities were wiped out, their people frozen in time. I...

A tropical paradise with expansive sea views, the Hanbury Botanical Gardens, now operated by the University of Genova, is the British garden of Liguria. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these 45 acres of cultivated land are brim-full of native and exotic botanical species. Englishman and aspiring botanist Thomas Hanbury, who purchased the property in...

It took off Saturday, June 8, at 5 p.m. from New York's JFK Airport and landed Sunday morning at 7:20 a.m. in Palermo, the first direct flight operated by Neos airline, which departed for the Big Apple at 11:25 a.m., arriving on the other side of the Atlantic at 2:50 p.m. In addition to these schedules, the 355-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will tak...

It's never enough for us. At the European Athletics Championships in Rome came more medals (five), more Italian records (two and beautiful ones), more authoritative performances. On the day that had opened with the Yeman Crippa-Pietro Riva one-two over the half-marathon, along with also the team gold medal, Italy's athletics took another fine slice...