At the turn of the first millennium, pilgrims were crossing Europe by the masses so that they could pray at the tomb of Peter the Apostle in Rome, some of which would then move on to the Holy Land, Jerusalem. Pilgrimage held a significance so great that the walks of faith, the roads connecting the most-frequented places of worship, villages, abbeys...

Already at just 16, pole vaulter Great Nnachi is one of Italy’s most promising athletes. Two years ago, the teenager broke the Italian record for her age category, successfully clearing 3.70 metres. But, despite being born in Turin, she's unable to get Italian citizenship and compete for Italy on the world stage. Because her parents are Nigerian, s...

If you like your red wines big, bold, then Nebbiolo (pronounced “Nebby-oh-low”) needs to be on your radar. Hailing from Northern Italy’s Piedmont Region, this grape is known for producing powerful, full-bodied, and tannic wines, while looking as pale as Pinot Noir.  Nebbiolo is an old, old grape, first being mentioned as far back as the 13th centur...

Our country is home to vast expanses of lavender. The purple, blue and lilac-coloured flower gives shape to fragrant parks, which are the most popular destinations for lavender lovers. A walk through Italian villages and lavender fields is therefore one of the best ways to leave the greyness of winter behind and to welcome spring and its scents wit...

Il 24 settembre 2021 si svolgerà online, sulla piattaforma digitale SalTo+, la prima edizione di “Dall’italiano al mondo”, il convegno del Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino dedicato a tutti i traduttori dall’italiano. Prima iniziativa di questo genere in Italia, pensata anche in vista del ruolo di ospite d’onore riservato all’Italia alla Bu...

Without the pandemic, the 100th anniversary of a prestigious Italian club in California, founded in 1920, would have been celebrated last year: the Colombo Club. The round-figure anniversary called for major celebrations, but we know that 2020 didn't allow for that. There is, however, a book that celebrates the club's history, and this year it will...

THIS SUMMER, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS enshrined a monster cherry as the heaviest ever recorded. A Carmen cherry, harvested by brothers Giuseppe and Alberto Rosso, clocked in at 33 grams, or 1.16 ounces, with a circumference of around 5 inches. This might still seem minuscule, but the winning fruit was as large as an apricot. According to the brothers...

Turin is a small city from the north of Italy, noted for its excellent cuisine and sophisticated architecture. The city is also the capital of the famous region of Piedmont that borders France and is known for its exceptional wines.  Though Turin, or Torino in Italian, is a small city, it is home to important historic sights, automobile museums, an...

Valle Introna, in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, is an ancient valley, where intense mining has been performed over the (gold in the Upper Valley and iron in Val Brevettola), although most of the inhabitants emigrated in 1600, after a great landslide. At the beginning of the XX century, the vertical slopes and the abundance of water and natu...

The system of the Savoy Residences is an artistic and architectural heritage spread throughout the region of Piedmont. These are marvelous royal and noble villas and palaces that reflect the power of the Savoy family (ancient italian noble family), determined to make this territory an important administrative, cultural and recreational center. Hist...