The UNESCO heritage of Sacri Monti (holy mountains)is a particular example of "widespread" heritage in different areas of Northern Italy. They are groups of architectural structures dating back to the XVI-XVII century and symbolizing the Christian belief. In their interior they host mural paintings and statues of great value. The beauty of these pl...

If you are looking to rediscover yourself as you discover Italia, there is one location that you absolutely can not miss in Northern Italy, and that is Turin. Between the Shroud of Turin for history buffs, Palazzo Madama for art lovers, and the Cinema Museum for movie fanatics, Torino is truly a journey for the soul.  With a wide variety of local s...

Travelling to Italy in December offers a unique set of experiences and destinations to choose from: art cities, museums, Christmas markets, top-notch ski resorts and much more. VisitItaly selected 5 destinations for a perfect Italian winter trip, between traditional foods, history and unmissable events. There will be less tourists than in the high...

Piedmont is a region that, with its fine wines, represents the history and culture of Italian wine. Vine is present in its territory since ancient times, precisely since the sixth century BC, when viticulture was practiced by the Celtic-Ligurian people that inhabited the region.  Today the Piedmont territory, characterized by a mixed landscape, whe...

Grana Padano first appeared around the year one thousand, in the countryside surrounding the Po. It was a time of hunger and famine, when nothing could be wasted. The monks therefore researched a method to transform milk into a non-perishable cheese. Their experiments in maturing created a hard cheese that could be stored for long periods and which...

18 years ago she moved to Biella (Piedmont) in front of a rice field and, day and night, she saw rice. And seeing the straw burning in the field, she asked herself: what is that waste?  Native ecologist and architect, she looked beyond and thought of a solution: how can I recover that waste and turn it into a resource? Italy is the leading rice pro...

The Mole Antonelliana is Turin’s architectural landmark. At first, it was conceived as a synagogue, but the Municipality of Turin bought it and transformed it into a monument of national unity. Alessandro Antonelli is the planner and architect of the historic building. According to historical records, its construction lasted between 1863 and 1889 a...

In Vidracco in the Piemonte region, not far from Turin, there is one of the biggest underground cathedrals in the world: the Temples of Humanity. The spectacular hypogean construction is linked to the Federation of Damanhur, a community that philosophically believes mankind to be the bearer of a divine spark and that believes in the sacrality of th...

It’s 1934, and a not-so-young Charles Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, is boldldy posing at the wheel of a Fiat Balilla Spider Corsa, for a picture that will soon become iconic as his manifesto of Modern living and thinking. All of a sudden it’s 2021, and a spot of buttercups is shaken by the whirring yet silent motion of an electri...

A floor-to-ceiling glass window separates my table at Damiano Nigro’s restaurant at Palás Cerequio from the astounding La Morra landscape. A slope of vines, all recently relieved of their Nebbiolo grapes, absorbs the sunlight, which subtly gilds the green leaves splashed with shades of autumn. I plunge the edge of my spoon through a layer of white ...