Nicknamed Italy's "Little Provence," Sancto Lucio de Coumboscuro is an isolated village in almost every sense. Situated near the border between the Piedmont region of Italy and France, visitors either need to fly to Turin, and take a train and then a bus, or drive south from Provence in order to reach it. Those who do make the trip here would be fo...

Chocolates has always been a very popular food, appreciated by Italians: it can be found in different forms, from the simple bar to hot chocolate to spreads and it is a versatile and tasty ingredient. There are some very well-known companies, a reference point for all the cocoa lovers, which produce the best Italian chocolate. Let’s find out togeth...

When you think of Italy, the first things that come to mind are probably art, architecture, and delicious Italian cuisine. But if you’re thinking of visiting during the winter months, you need to know that Italy is actually one of the best destinations in Europe for skiing. Its western borders are home to the Swiss, Savoy, and French Alps, which ar...

"Ivrea Industrial City of the Twentieth Century" is the 54th Italian UNESCO site. The recognition was deliberated during the work of the 42nd World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. An important recognition for a positive idea (the possible "humanization" of industrial and social transformat...

As every year since 2012, World Snow Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of January. Sponsored by the International Ski Federation, the event aims to promote skiing and snowboarding, which have declined among all winter sports in recent years. Therefore, the initiative is aimed at reversing this negative trend and bringing people closer to snow-r...

The Pile Dwellings around the Alps represent the remains of prehistoric human settlements in the Alpine and subalpine regions. It is a trans-European site covering an extensive area of six countries. These extraordinary ancient remains are located in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland. A total of 111 sites attest to settlemen...

Street art is an art form that knows no boundaries. Today, murals can burst into the historic centres of large cities or colour the grey of small abandoned villages. They have become a widespread expression used to cover dull walls and bring places back to life, giving visitors the feeling of being part of fantastic stories. There are many places i...

Fairytale castles, palaces impossible to be standing, dragons, and a tour on the killer's trail. What's next? Turin, a city with a thousand faces and just as many secrets. What better place to hide them than in plain sight, on the facades of its buildings. Look around, and a tangle of stories will open up to you. Some tales are well-known, others o...

An Italian motto says, the Epiphany takes all holidays away. Unfortunately, it doesn't wipe out the typical Italian appetite! Below, we reveal 5 traditional Italian regional desserts recipes for Epiphany. Do you know them? The Pinza de la Marantega (Veneto) Pinza is a typical cake from Veneto, although the tradition to make it for Epiphany has move...

Four or five years ago I wrote a column in my series on “Italian Wines by Region” describing the various wines of Piedmont. On our recent trip to Italy, we began our visit with a return to Piedmont, arguably one of if not the best wine regions in Italy. Any discussion of the best wines in Italy invariably includes the wines from Piedmont. Best know...