Many times have I found myself on a narrow back road in Italy, surrounded by hills, trees and vineyards, to see nothing else but a little country winery in the distance. Eventually I would end up stopping by that wine producer, not knowing what to expect, to see if I could taste their wines and hear their story. Sometimes I would taste wines that h...

Taste and journey through Central Italy’s regions of Abruzzo, Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. Seminar style wine tasting expertly lead by Nikki Erpelding, sampling the wines of the esteemed Leonardo LoCascio Italian wine portfolio. The tasting will be on Thursday, November 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, at North Loop Wine and Spirits' beaut...

Marche is a region in central Italy, between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea. The landscape is mostly hilly, dotted with villages and medieval fortresses. The name of this region is plural in Italian: it comes from the “marca”, the word used to define the fiefdoms on the edge of the Empire in the Carolingian Age. Among the most famous cities, Ur...

From walls depicting shepherd revolts in Sardinia, epics of Saint Francis in Umbria, painted archways in Emilia Romagna or racing cyclists in Lombardy, there's plenty of art in some of Italy's lesser-known streets. It's the land of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Yet beyond the walls of Italy's majestic galleries in cities like Rome...

Apply for a 80% scholarship to study in Recanati, Italy during the months of November and December 2018 only! Scuola Dante Alighieri – Campus L’Infinito Recanati has a long tradition of teaching Italian language and culture to foreign students. The school is located in the historic center of Recanati, a beautiful town in central Italy, rich in beau...

A gourmet meal led to a food-for-thought opportunity for a handful of Arizona State University students this summer. As a result of discussions sparked at Dinner 2040 — a meal-tasting-turned-panel-talk in Phoenix — between a local organic farmer, an ASU professor and a former project coordinator in the School of Sustainability, five students added...

Nearly 200 years ago, the Italian explorer Giacomo Beltrami was looking for the source of the Mississippi River and exploring the land that would eventually bear his name. And Wednesday, the Beltrami County Historical Society will honor his legacy at 6 p.m. at Turtle Lake Town Hall, 19143 Lake Julia Drive NW. The celebration will recognize the 70t...

Anyone looking to combine an Italian beach vacation with some hiking and cultural activities should head to the Riviera del Conero, a stretch of coast just south of Ancona in Le Marche, dominated by the 572-meter high Mount Conero. This mountain overlooking the sea is part of the regional park by the same name, Parco del Conero, a 6,000-hectare coa...

With nearly 5,000 miles of coastline, Italy has countless beaches up and down the boot as well as its magnificent islands. Here are seven worth exploring for the Mediterranean seascapes as well as the surrounding areas: Cala Corsara, Spargi island (Sardinia) The Maddalena archipelago, a cluster of islands off the coast of northern Sardinia, has lon...

Verdicchio, a dry white wine from the central Italian region of Marche, is one of the country’s longest lived whites. It has been called Italy’s best white wine by numerous writers, and it is also one of the finest values of any white anywhere in the world. Yet, you truly don’t see many offerings of Verdicchio on retail shelves or wine lists in Ame...