It’s no secret that Italians love their cuisine and even live for it. With the global pandemic putting a big dent in our ability to travel abroad, I’m dreaming of all the delicious Italian food I am missing. What I wouldn’t give for a plate of bucatini all’Amatriciana topped with freshly grated pecorino Romano at a noisy trattoria in Testaccio. Som...

As well as being a productive pole of great importance for the country, Turin is an artistic and cultural centre that will leave you breathless. In fact, in its territory there are numerous museums and cultural institutions, as well as galleries, libraries, archives and cultural production centres. Turin is a city of great charm, with a very Italia...

It's autumn in Piedmont and in the town of Roddi, not far from Italy's famous UNESCO winemaking region of Barolo, truffle season is underway. Beyond the grapevines, "trifolao" Gianni Monchiero, and his dogs, Lady and Vicky set o to search for these elusive little tubers. The most prized for its distinct earthy and musky scent is the pale yellow Alb...

Savoy History Series - Debut November 8. GLORIFYING CHURCH AND STATE: THE CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SHROUD OF TURIN, GUARINI AND THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SAVOY. Presented by Professor John Beldon Scott. Register here: fill out the form and you will receive an email with a link to the lecture. This Sixteenth Savoy History Series, originally presented by Professo...

We got to chat with Igiea Adami, the mind behind Beni di Busonengo, where Adami farms her very own rice in Busonengo (near Biella, Piemonte region) – a location steeped in the history of growing and harvesting rice since the mid-1500s. Following her instincts, Igiea returned to the land of Busonengo after graduating college, so she could pursue her...

A train ride on a historic route amid mountains, villages and the fall colors: it’s the so-called ‘Foliage Train,’ which runs along a line that, since 1923, has connected Piedmont in northern Italy with Switzerland. The Foliage Train itinerary is 52 km long, crosses 83 bridges and 31 tunnels in just under two hours with spectacular views. It runs O...

Arona Arona, in the province of Novara, is one of the most enchanting villages on the shores of Lago Maggiore, impossible not to fall in love. Since 2018 recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Arona has much to offer tourists despite the small size. The Lungolago Marconi, completely pedestrian, is ideal for a walk on the shores...

Un’astronave interrata nel Chianti fiorentino. Una tartaruga nel cuore della campagna umbra. Una bolla di vetro sui colli piemontesi. Dalla Maremma alle Langhe passando per il Veneto e la Sicilia, il fenomeno delle cantine d'autore ha conquistato tante delle case vinicole del Bel Paese. Le nuove ‘cattedrali del vino’, firmate dai grandi nomi dell’a...

When we think of Italian immigration to the US,  our thoughts immediately go to the sunny shores and hills of Southern Italy and we’re not making a mistake, really: of the 9 million people who arrived to America from the  Belpaese between 1880 and  1915, about 70% was from the  South.  But believing that Northerners weren’t interested in realizing...

The Marmore Waterfalls in Umbria look so mighty that, when you look at them, you cannot help but think of North America’s spectacular Niagara Falls. But no, you’re just in Umbria, admiring the Cascata delle Marmore, Europe’s highest man-made waterfall. And its vertical drop is even higher, with three leaps reaching a total height of 165 meters! Loc...