FARO DELLA VITTORIA (VICTORY LIGHTHOUSE) is a lighthouse on Gretta hill near Trieste, in Italy. With a height of 223 feet (68 meters), it’s one of the tallest lighthouses in the world. It was constructed between 1923 and 1927 to commemorate those who died at sea during World War I. The location was chosen because of the importance of Trieste, acqui...

No institutional course can ever summon enough time and resources to master the art of false display. There’s a natural instinct that kicks in when a situation begs for us to wear our mask. It’s not the physical ornament that masquerades seem to worship, or that COVID-19 pandemic brought forward, but an inner intuition that resonates to a coping me...

The Strada Statale 48 delle Dolomiti (SS 48 - State Road of the Dolomites), also known as the Great Dolomites Road, is a scenic mountain road that runs through the Dolomites, built between 1901 and 1909 to connect the city of Bolzano in Alto Adige (South Tyrol) to Cortina d’Ampezzo in Veneto, passing by beautiful mountain landscapes and such iconic...

When we think of Italian immigration to the US,  our thoughts immediately go to the sunny shores and hills of Southern Italy and we’re not making a mistake, really: of the 9 million people who arrived to America from the  Belpaese between 1880 and  1915, about 70% was from the  South.  But believing that Northerners weren’t interested in realizing...

Giulio Glorioso is one of the most famous Italian athletes of the 50s and 60s. He was an Italian baseball player born in Udine in the region Friuli Venezia Giulia in 1931 (he died in Rome in 2015), and became a baseball legend in Italy, where this sport so loved in the United States has never been as successful as football, volleyball and basketbal...

Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and sommelier Bobby Stuckey, the founding team from Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado, have more to celebrate on top of another James Beard award–the release of their new cookbook: "Friuli Food and Wine: Frasca Cooking from Northern Italy's Mountains, Vineyards and Seaside." Written with acclaimed food write...

Few foreigners have heard of Gorizia, a city of around 35,000 inhabitants that straddles the Italian-Slovenian border. A beguiling mix of Italian, Austrian and Balkan influences, it seems to exist in its own whimsical snowglobe, cut off from the rest of the country. Despite its fascinating history, beautiful architecture and unique cuisine, the cit...

I spent most of the first three months of the novel coronavirus lockdown astonished to find myself glad to have an excuse not to go anywhere. With trips to Sicily and Japan canceled, I felt relief more than disappointment. I wondered if the travel bug that had relentlessly buzzed in my head in recent years was finally dormant. It seemed so—until I...

The world has seen a video in which for 8 minutes and 46 seconds a human being held his knee on the neck of another human being, and killed him, with the complicity of three other human beings. It wasn't a movie, it wasn't a TV show, it wasn't a play. It was unfortunately the truth, the reality, life and death that had been repeated for too long in...

Summer 2020 promises to be an exciting time of year. It is not yet clear if and how we can visit Italy, but one thing is certain: we look forward to it. If you too are thinking of visiting Italy in summer and you are looking for characteristic places where you can spend a few days in complete relax, this is the right article for you. Below we propo...