The Holy Shroud is believed by many faithful to be the linen that bears the image of dead Jesus; it is not normally shown in public, the last time it was exhibited was in 2015, from April 19 to June 24. Since 1578 the Shroud is held in the Cathedral of San Giovanni in Turin. The previous “Ostensioni”, the expositions to the public, were in 2000, 20...

At the dawn of this century, Detroit looked for inspiration to other cities that had managed dramatic comebacks after years or decades of decline. Berlin, Germany, was one. Bombed to ashes by the Allies during World War II, Berlin had re-emerged as one of the great capitals of Europe. And another inspiration was Turin, Italy, or Torino as the Itali...

So you think you can cook? Or perhaps, you know someone who really can? Airbnb is launching a global search for 100 top home cooks and treating them to a trip to Italy to learn how to refine their recipes with teachers including David Chang and his mom. The lucky chosen will travel to the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, for a...

The European Union has just given the green light to the recognition of “Vermouth di Torino” Geographical Indication. The European Commission has completed the evaluation of the technical file for this geographical indication and, in the coming months the specification of this historic aromatised wine from Turin, usually drunk as an aperitif, will...

Few of us would mistake Milan for Munich, but some southern Italians jokingly call their northern countrymen tedeschi, a nod to the cultural ties that the Alpine regions of Italy share with Germany and Austria. In these northernmost reaches of Italy lie some of the country’s most fascinating—and unexpected—craft traditions: everything from copper c...

As far as Italian wine regions go, it’s hard to beat Barolo. Crowds are thinner than in Chianti, the food better than in Friuli, the landscape lusher than in Umbria or Sicily. In the heart of Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region — a gastronomic paradise famous for its rich pastas and white truffles that are in season right now — this noble wine reg...

Immersed in the gentle landscape of the Langhe, the Castle of Guarene (Cuneo, in Piedmont) has existed since the Middle Ages, when it was a fortress. In 1700 it became the new summer residence of the Counts Roero: the current building was designed and built by Count Carlo Giacinto, between 1726 and 1772, who transformed it into an imposing three-st...

Love Italian food? Want to prepare fabulous Italian dishes yourself? Why not learn from the source? Join Southwestern Oregon Community College for its first-ever study abroad course in Italy. The Cuisine and Culture of Italy (CRT*0202*65) course is a study abroad opportunity that will be traveling to Italy on Aug. 26 through Sept. 5, 2020. Everyone...

That Italy is beautiful goes without saying: I may be partial to the fairness of my own country, but I think the whole world has pretty much agreed on it, as heralded, for instance, by the large amount of UNESCO heritage sites in the country. What many may not know is that Italy, just as every country, doesn’t only have beautiful and historically r...

Turin’s Academy of Sciences was founded in 1757 as a private scientific society; in 1783, king Victor Amadeus III of Savoy instituted it as the Royal Academy, with the mission to foster scientific progress for the good of society. Since its foundation, the Academy organized awards for technological innovations and the improvement of particularly im...