At the heart of the local jewellery industry’s success lies more than a hundred years of tradition. It is enough to know that the first written evidence of the importance of this sector in the province dates back to the early 14th century, with the signing of the statute of “the Vicenza Guild of Goldsmiths”, a corporation of more than 150 craftsmen...

The year is 1969. The Cold War has moved into space and the United States has decided to write history with Neil Amstrong's first lunar step. Proud advertisements and posters of that event spread throughout the nation in the form of blow-ups, newspapers and flyers. Giancarlo Zanatta is in New York. Nine years earlier, he and his brother Ambrosiano...

Imagine a world where we knew the name of Homer, but the poetry of The Odyssey was lost to us. That was the world of the early Italian Renaissance during the second half of the 15th century. Many people knew the names of some early poets of Italian literature – those who were active during the 13th century. But they could not read their poems becau...

I want to start 2021 on a sweet note. I need something to warm my soul. And who could say no to something sweet? A little Punch Abruzzo will be the perfect way to usher in 2021.  Punch Abruzzo is an Italian liquor that originated in 1907 in Borello, Italy. It was something the town’s mayor, Antonio Evangelista, concocted to keep warm during cold wi...

For the three-year period 2021-2023 Prosciutto di San Daniele PDO will benefit from a new production and supply regulation plan. It is a strategic tool put in place by the protection Consortium to balance the supply linked to the demand for this Italian excellence. According to the Consortium, the new production plan has an important strategic valu...

After receiving a new turbocharged engine in 2019 and a Sport trim level in 2020, the 2021 Fiat 500X rolls into the new model year with fewer significant changes. The big additions come in the form of several value packages for the Pop, Trekking, and Sport trim levels. The Sport Value Package is the ultimate value, adding a ton of features such as...

A 15th-century wooden statue of St Peter has been attributed to Renaissance master Donatello. The newly re-attributed work was delivered back safely Tuesday to a gallery in the Marche town of Fabriano. It was restored in Florence by Anna Fulimeni, under the scientific direction of Pierluigi Moriconi, an art historian at the Marche cultural heritage...

What is Metodo Ca’ del Bosco? It’s a luxurious Italian escape without leaving your front door. The holidays are here, and for most, this year’s festivities may look or feel different. But no matter how you choose to celebrate, you can still escape to the Bel Paese (beautiful country) for a moment of joy and celebration. The legendary winery of Ca’...

Among Italy’s Unesco World Heritage Sites aren’t just artworks, castles, cities and monuments; there are also entire areas, such as the vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato in the north-western region of Piedmont; this landscape constitute, according to Unesco, “an outstanding example of man’s interaction with his natural environment,”...

Verona, Italy. WeTaste.Wine was born among the rows of the Veronese hills, a startup specialized in wine tasting options, only produced by small Italian wineries. The purpose of this new digital company is to explore and share the ‘Italy of wine’, focusing on local winemaking realities, through a simple platform aimed at an international audience....