Peposo is a typical dish of Tuscany, a region rich in artistic and natural treasures, but also in unique products, and genuine and tasty cuisine. Thanks to the fertility of the territory, the culture, and gastronomic traditions, this land is teeming with recipes that for centuries have become a real birthright of the Bel Paese. With the authentic f...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

Some very special ingredients narrate the history of Tenuta di Artimino, the stunning Medici villa, in Artimino (in the province of Prato, but very close to Florence), surrounded by 700 hectares of land, 70 of which are vineyards. These include the Carmignano vineyards, among one of the oldest historic wine denominations in Tuscany and Italy, and t...

The first person in the world to treat lung cancer with robotic thoracic surgery is Italian. She is Franca Melfi, who heads the Center for Robotic Surgery at Aoup in Pisa. Franca Melfi was born in 1959 in Cosenza, Calabria: from a young age she wanted to become a doctor, but her mother opposed it, convinced it was an unattainable dream. But the you...

Montecatini Terme is, perhaps, the most famous among all spa towns in Italy. Its historical and natural importance, as well as fame, are such that it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage as one of Europe’s great spa towns. Located in the Valdinievole, Montecatini Terme is not far from cities like Lucca, Florence, and Pisa, which means your stay...

The unspoilt nature, the testimonies of past civilizations and the beaches have the rest of the Island of Elba one of the most popular destinations of our country. Let’s get to know her better. Elba Island: where is it and how to get The Island of Elba is one of the largest islands of the Tuscan archipelago and is located a few kilometers from the...

Which of the following are Napa’s sister cities? A. Casablanca Valley, Chile; B. Iwanuma, Japan; C. Launceston, Tasmania, Australia; or D. Montalcino, Italy. The correct answer is all of the above. Montalcino, the medieval hilltop town in Tuscany famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine, became Napa’s newest sister city in June 2021. This sister...

Cooking classes are one of the latest trends, an experience increasingly popular among tourists who want to actively experience Italian cuisine. An activity that combines food with tourism, it’s the perfect way to enhance the gastronomic culture of our country by offering tourists the opportunity to taste and learn how to prepare traditional region...

If you’re planning a trip through Europe, don’t forget to consider these Italian villages. “To visit them is to participate in Italy’s beauty while helping keep these enchanting places alive,” says Fiorello Primi, president of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” association (I Borghi più belli d’Italia). While you know Rome, Florence, or Milan,...

AMHS is pleased to announce that our next in-person program will feature distinguished art expert, Dr. Eric Denker, who until recently was the Senior Lecturer of the National Gallery of Art.  The luncheon meeting will take place in Casa Italiana on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. The program is being co-sponsored by the Casa Italiana Sociocul...