Terra cotta, earthenware, majolica, porcelain—Italian ceramics come in many forms. And while everyone knows that ‘Made in Italy’ denotes quality, you might not realize how many traditions there are when it comes to the creation of tabletop and other design items. That’s because Italian ceramic traditions have historically been—and still are—regiona...

The Uffizi Galleries in Florence, home to the world's finest collection of Renaissance art, has launched a radical project to 'scatter' works from its priceless collection around the Tuscan region. Based on the Alberghi Diffusi model, which involves 'spreading' accommodation across a whole village rather than in one building, the ambitious plan wil...

Following a year of cancelled physical events, Italian menswear trade show Pitti Uomo is set to return to Florence at the end of June to celebrate its 100th edition. It will be a toned-down show compared to previous iterations in light of ongoing Covid-19 concerns, with organisers announcing earlier this month the show would host fewer brands and b...

Arezzo to the Adriatic, that’s the plan. Which means crossing the Apennines, Italy’s mountainous spine. Most hikers walk these hills in the other direction, using the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrim path from northern Europe to Rome. But when we made this trip, we were following in the footsteps of the Risorgimento hero Giuseppe Garibaldi as he...

Whether you are an experienced trekker or a first-time walker, the Path of Gods is a unique experience, a journey through nature and into yourself that you will never forget. You will put your boots on a road that millions of people have trodden before you over the centuries, starting with the Etruscans in the 7th century BC.  Under the leaves of t...

The association Demoskopika paints a pretty and successful picture for tourism in Italy during this summer. In fact, it estimates that at least 39 million Italians will travel through their country, which is a 12% increase compared to 2020. Meanwhile, the estimates for foreign visitors suggest an increase of 16,2%, or 166 million travelers. Accordi...

The cities of Napa, California, and Montalcino, Italy are proud to formally announce a long-term sister city partnership between the two communities. The sistership will strengthen the dialogue between the citizens of Napa and Montalcino to promote cooperation and exchange. Through the sister city partnership, Napa and Montalcino will look to foste...

When a group U.S. Army firefighters from Camp Darby walked into Pisa hospital, the eyes on a young man named Federico began to sparkle. Others, Anna, Simone, Lorenzo – all children cared for at the hospital’s pediatric oncohematology and pediatric departments, were filled with amazement as the delegation arrived Monday, to offer a “friendly firefig...

Right now, NYC hosts Brunello Week (through 20 June). During this debut culinary event, 40 restaurants are showcasing two of Italy’s most beloved styles of wine: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. But several weeks before the event in NYC, we explored three wineries in the town of Montalcino, where Brunello is made. There, in the lush...

The 2021 edition of the Mille Miglia rally will see more than 400 classic and vintage cars travel from the northern Italian city of Brescia to Rome and back again this week. One of the world’s oldest car rallies, the Mille Miglia began in 1927, taking place 24 times until 1957 and bringing international fame to luxury sports cars such as Alfa Romeo...