There are many who dream about taking on a new adventure and then there are those who actuallly fulfill that dream. Denise Pardini, manager of the Castello di Sinio, a refurbished 12th century castle in Piedmont, and chef at the property’s restaurant, clearly belongs to the latter category. There are several impressive things about Pardini realizin...

Taleggio is a cheese with ancient origins, from before the 10th century. Documents dating to the 1200s contain references to its trade and barter, together with other cheeses. Its name is taken from its area of origin, Val Taleggio, in the province of Bergamo, which covers an area of over 80 km2 on the orographic right side of the river Brembo. The...

The history of Turin in post-unification Italy is certainly linked to that of the industrial sector with particular regard to the production of automobiles and means of locomotion. From the progressive expansion of the places that housed the factories in the 1950s, with prestigious buildings often designed by famous architects, there has been a con...

The UN World Heritage Committee will hold their decisive meeting on July 7th in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the International Council of Monuments and Sites, the Unesco advisory body, seems to be in favor of the application of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene to become a UNESCO Heritage Cultural Landscape. Therefore, it would seem that...

Viticulture enthusiasts in Piedmont, a renowned wine-producing region of Italy, can wander the halls and rooms of a castle that dates back to the 10th century to trace the evolution of wine’s significance to humankind. The journey begins in nature, then moves into the discovery of wine and how it’s impacted civilizations and cultures throughout his...

Per l’ex pasticcere le mani erano la vita ma è rimasto tetraplegico a causa di un incidente in auto. Ora è riuscito a recuperarne l’uso grazie a un innovativo intervento dell’equipe medico dell’ospedale Cto della Città della Salute di Torino. I medici hanno usato una tecnica chirurgica che ha permesso di bypassare il livello della lesione al midoll...

The Royal Armory of Turin was founded when in the 1830s Charles Albert (1798-1849), king of Sardinia, began collecting weapons belonging to the Savoy in the Beaumont gallery, which until then had housed the large paintings moved to the Royal Picture Gallery. What was then known as the “Antique and Modern Armory” was organized by its first director ...

Every year thousands gather at the Basilica of Superga overlooking Turin to commemorate the memory of Italian football's all-conquering 'Grande Torino' team who were wiped out in an air disaster. This year, Englishman Bill Lievesley will be among them to mark the 70th anniversary of the tragedy which claimed the lives of 31 people including his fat...

Piedmont might be famous for its wine, white truffles and lavish castle, but there's far more to this idyllic region of Italy than meets the eyes. Around 80 kilometers southeast of Turin in the High Langhe hills can be found a relatively unknown hamlet with a history -- and present -- steeped in black magic. With a population of just 230, Paroldo i...