A team of anthropologists studying Salorno, a stretch of scorched earth in northern Italy, say the site is a Late Bronze Age cremation platform where the remains of at least 172 individuals may have been burned. What’s more, the researchers believe the remains were simply left on the ground for the last 3,000 years. The site is called Salorno—Dos d...

The South Tyrolean Wine Route is a 150 km long route between Nalles and Bolzano through Südtirol, Bassa Altesina and Oltradige. It was awarded a prize at the 2009 'Roma Wine Festival' as the most fascinating of the 140 wine routes dotting Italy from north to south: it is also one of the oldest, having been established in 1964. Travelling the South...

Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...

Italy’s Val Gardena is a spectacular choice for a vacation in the snow. When it comes to skiing, hiking and exploring nature, it is unparalleled. Nestled in the UNESCO-protected Dolomite mountains, it’s one of the most famous places in Italy and Europe as a winter resort. This lovely alpine valley is the perfect place to get moving in the snow or r...

In 1978, when Holly Herrmann was 20, she flew to Bolzano, Italy, a scenic city in the foothills of the Tyrolean Alps, to compete in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. A native Californian, the budding concert pianist was taken with a country that was so intricately interwoven with classical music, food and beauty. She vowed to ma...

San Genesio is a sunny panoramic terrace quickly reached from Bolzano via the road of the same name or by public transport (bus or cable car). In spring, you can admire the crocuses in bloom; in summer, you can rest from the city's heat and enjoy the coolness in the shade of a larch tree; in autumn, the landscape is full of colours. In winter, ever...

There is all the modernity of South Tyrol, an autonomous province in northern Italy that borders Austria, in one dirndl. Rightly so, you’re probably wondering who to pronounce it - don’t even bother! - and what it is. The latter is easier to answer: it’s the costume worn by every woman in the province of Bolzano (as well as in Austria and Germany)...

2020 was a difficult year for everyone and sport is non an exception. Thousands of races and events were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But the world of sport did not stop completely and in the last months of this terrible year in Italy five young sports stars raised up and and everyone is talking about them. W...

Considered the crossroad between the Mediterranean and Central Europe, Trentino Aldo-Adige is one of Italy’s northern-most regions and is breath-taking, full of culture and snow-covered landscapes. Besides this year due to the pandemic, Bolzano, the largest city in the region hosts a magical Christmas market. Roughly 80 exhibitors set up their boot...

Ah, Italia – land of spaghetti, mozzarella, pizza, and so many other Mediterranean delights. New to the list of the peninsula’s treasures, however, is Made-in-Italy malt whisky! With great enthusiasm and profound passion for the Scottish “water of life,” the Ebensperger family founded PUNI, Italy’s first-ever distillery, in 2010 near the Ortler mou...