Famed for its world-class vineyards, medieval hilltop towns, and the elusive white and black truffles, Monferrato is fast becoming the go-to area for food and wine tourism in Italy's lush region of Piedmont. Its cultural landscape and wine heritage gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2014, helping to protect and celebrate this unique region...

The beautiful city of Asti is situated in Piedmont, along the Tanaro river, in its homonymous province. A place with a medieval character, rich in history and monuments that stand out for their beauty. Let's discover each corner of Asti together! Asti's history has very ancient roots. Its origins date back to Roman times, when the city was called H...

The foods of Piedmont are among some of Italy's most esteemed ingredients. In an age-old debate, Piedmont is one of the two contenders vying for the unofficial title of Italy's best food region, the other being Emilia-Romagna. It's no surprise, given that Piedmont's wines are extraordinary and also considered among Italy's best. So here are eight e...

Say hello to this summer’s wine MVP: G.D. Vajra’s Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2020. I know what you’re thinking: You're suggesting a nebbiolo for the sweltering, triple-digit summer? You couldn't think of anything more refreshing than an Italian red? Do not worry. Just because this isn’t a white, rosé or orange wine doesn’t mean it isn’t beautifully...

Raggiunta finalmente l’Unità nel marzo del 1861, l’Italia cominciò subito a tessere relazioni diplomatiche con gli Stati Uniti d’America. Sono passati 160 anni da allora, anni in cui i due Paesi hanno rafforzato il proprio cammino democratico, condiviso gli stessi valori di libertà, promosso i diritti umani, il rispetto delle minoranze, lo Stato di...

I remember my first — and last — visit to Stresa. It was a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon around this time of year in 1985. Early spring in the mountains of Europe is a magnificent time of year to travel through the Italian and Swiss Alps. If you’ve been there, you don’t need any description from me of the sounds, smells and atmosphere in tha...

Some of Italy's most celebrated wines are produced in Piedmont. When it comes to these Piedmontese wines, the spotlight is on Barolo and Barbaresco, the world-renowned reds made from Nebbiolo that can age for decades, but the region also boasts plenty of other wines worth a sip. Barbera and Dolcetto are two red wines made from the grape varieties b...

Many people have wondered what it might be like to live inside a castle in the modern-day, but now people get to have all their questions answered, with Ludovica making countless viral videos about her life through ‘thecastlediary.’ The 10,000 square foot Italian castle named Castello Sannazzaro is certainly something to behold. 19-year-old Ludovic...

Around 600 noted Italian buildings and historic sites open their doors to the public free of charge on the weekend of 15-16 May as part of the annual Giornate FAI di Primavera initiative organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano. The sites include rarely-opened palaces, castles, abbeys, libraries, parks, nature trails and gardens, with FAI identifyi...

In spite of the intensive research undertaken by scholars, collectors and violin makers over the past 30 years, the history of Italian violin making is still far from fully documented. Owing to the huge diversity of historical, political and social situations in the highly fragmented Italian peninsula, there are still many important areas whose lut...