While you can’t ditch your passport just yet, advances in facial recognition technology are slowly but surely making physical identity documents obsolete. Case in point: Two Italian airports, Milan Linate and Catania airports, are currently trialing FaceBoarding, a facial recognition system that allows travelers to go through security checkpoints w...

The landscape behind Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has sparked endless debate, with some art historians suggesting the view was imaginary and idealised, and others claiming various links to specific Italian locations. Now a geologist and Renaissance art historian believes she has finally solved the mystery in one of the world’s most famous painting...

History as it lives and breathes. History written but with chapters still to write. Fiorentina and Atalanta are finalists again. One in the Europa Conference League final after progressing late against Club Bruges, the other in the Coppa Italia and now Europa League finals after a triumph over Marseille. They are the finalists. A statement of fact....

I'm the founder of GardaDoma and an Airbnb Superhost in Brenzone sul Garda, Italy. Since 2019, my seven properties have hosted over 3,000 guests, and our annual revenue on Airbnb exceeds $250,000. I spent over a decade in corporate finance in Moscow. I started my career as an analyst at Ernst & Young, where in five years I progressed to a senior ma...

We are delighted to launch a scholarship which offers one exceptional male footballer the opportunity to train with the Como 1907 Academy while continuing to study and live with a local family for three to twelve months over the 24/25 season. Talented individuals, aged 18 to 19, are invited to apply below with all the required documents. The winner...

You’re taking a leisurely stroll in the city center of Milan, Italy’s capital of elegance and fashion, when you notice people spinning on a mosaic: what on earth is going on, you wonder.  The answer is simple: you’re seeing people participating in a well-ingrained tradition of the Lombard city, that of the famous “dancing bull,” a curious and much-...

It’s not just an event for industry insiders or those looking to furnish their homes: Milan is the capital of new trends, technological innovations, and also of sustainable materials and solutions. The Salone del Mobile.Milano is presented as a cultural phenomenon, a commercial hub, and a celebration of creativity and innovation. For these reasons,...

Lake Como is glitzy, glamorous and engulfed by tourism. The third largest lake in Italy, it sees as many as 1.4 million visitors a year descend on its shores. The tourist numbers are proving overwhelming for the holiday hotspot in northern Italy, and one city is now considering introducing a tourist tax. Mayor of the lakeside city of Como Alessandr...

Soapstone carving began in remote times. Pliny the Elder already mentions it in his Naturalis Historia, in relation to Valtellina. Hundreds of old soapstone quarries can be found In Valmalenco and Valchiavenna, two of which are still in operation.  Studies on archaeological discoveries of soapstone artefacts show that the activity probably dates ba...

On April 4, 2024, Gaetano Pesce passed away at his home in New York. The celebrated designer was born in La Spezia (Liguria) on November 8, 1939, and studied architecture at IUAV in Venice, at the time when personalities such as Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini, Ernesto Nathan Rogers and Bruno Zevi were teaching there. In 1959, together with other young...