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A HILL JUST OUTSIDE THE city of Tarquinia conceals a labyrinthine necropolis of the Ancient Etruscan civilization that lies beneath. The mysterious Etruscan civilization ruled the region of Erturia, an area that comprises modern-day Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Lombardy, and Campania. The city of Tarquinia (known to the Etruscans as “Ta...

When you come to Naples, there are at least 5 squares you must visit. Each place has a different story and way of enjoying it.  The Neapolitans love to meet in the squares. They live a lot on the street, which is a continuation of their home. They eat on the street, chat on the street, read on the street. And the square has always been a meeting po...

Anna Savino is the epitome of Piemonte panache. Moving to Piemonte (Piedmont) in 2004 from Napa Valley, this California girl grew up with a passion for wine. Like harvest time in a Barolo vineyard, Anna’s days are busy. Full of lovely people and hard work. Relationships built over years. Exploring the region’s wineries and really getting to know th...

Going along the Brenta Riviera on the Burchiello is a one-of-a-kind experience: a dive into the past of noble venetians who used this boat to reach the lush summer villas in Veneto. The Venetian Burchiello  The old path of the Brenta Riviera on the Burchiello dates back to the 1700 and unfolds between opulent villas along the Brent canal, a branch...

Portovenere is a small, quaint village in the La Spezia province of Liguria, on the Riviera di Levante that gently arches towards Tuscany.  Once a fishermen’s hamlet, it is today a popular tourist destination, often bundled in day or weekend trips with nearby Cinque Terre. Portovenere is, however, special in its own right, so much so it became part...

The classic panettone by Roman chef Fabio Albanesi, the decorated one by Flavia Garreffa, the innovative panettone by Luca Porretto and finally the gluten free version by Sacromonte Srl. These are the winners of the third edition of the World Panettone Championship "The best Panettone of the world". The competition was organized by the Internationa...

Nel 1980 Howard Zinn dava alle stampe il suo A People’s History of the United States, un libro destinato a diventare immensamente influente. Ad oggi esso è passato attraverso sette edizioni, per più di due milioni di copie vendute: un volume in cui l’autore si proponeva programmaticamente di rifiutare la storiografia tradizionale in quanto «memoria...

The Tiramisù World Cup was held in Treviso (Veneto), a contest in which 200 non-professional pastry chefs compete in the execution of one of the most famous Italian desserts in the world. In the "original recipe" category, a heart-shaped dessert won. In the "creative" category, a version with ham and melon. Various criteria were used for the evalua...

In Veneto there is a clear distinction between the province of Verona and the rest of the region, determined not so much by culture or commercial needs as by the historical distribution of different grapes, which led the eastern provinces to embrace international cultivars, while Verona has remained bound up with its traditional varieties, both whi...

“Art walks side by side with nature,” at Villa Carlotta, a 17th-century villa surrounded by a large botanical garden, located on the shores of northern Italy’s Lake Como. Facing the Bellagio peninsula in Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta was built for the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in 1690 and extends over 17 acres. In 1801, the last descendant of tha...

That Italy has some of the finest cities in Europe, you already know. That it has blockbuster smaller towns, which aren't full of fellow tourists, you might not. The 12 towns here enjoy everything that Italy is good at — incredible art, top-notch food, and beautiful countryside views — but on a smaller scale, with populations under 10,000. As visit...

Food is always a good way to go deep in the customs and the history of a town. A case in point is Turin’s street food: its old and at this point very popular recipes still prepared just like old times are served to tourists curious to taste the local delicacies, whilst walking past the historical and artistic beauties that Turin has to offer.  Turi...