Italian Traditions tells you what to see in Riva del Garda starting from this picture taken by Marianna D’Amico on the shores of Lake Garda. Marianna takes us directly to the harbor by the lake. Here we find two medium-sized boats moored on the right. These are the ferries that connect the port of San Nicolò to the main towns of the lake. On the le...

The night of San Lorenzo in Italy is approaching, for that day that falls on August 10 you can see from the earth the astronomical phenomenon of the Perseids. They are a meteor shower that the Earth goes through every year during the summer period . The meteor shower usually arrives at the end of July and lasts until mid-August with peaks of visibi...

AT THE EDGE OF THE road there is a heap of about 200 spruce logs, each approximately 30 feet long, all felled by a recent, severe winter storm. It’s late spring, but the wood is still covered with a dusting of snow. A middle-aged man on his knees, wearing hiking boots, jeans, and a waterproof jacket, is examining a section of one of the trunks, loo...

Set amid the wondrous Dolomites, Braies Lake is truly one of Italy’s wonders. So wonderful indeed that it attracts an average of 15,000 tourists a day in the height of summer. Therefore, if you can, avoid visiting in July and August - you’ll have a much more pleasant experience ii you get there in spring or, even better, in the fall.  If you do dec...

In Val Pusteria, South Tyrol, you can admire a truly unique natural setting, with sunny valleys, medieval villages, and high mountains for hiking. Whether summer or winter, staying in traditional mountain huts and enjoying the local cuisine is a unique experience, a journey into a culture with a strong identity and important traditions. South Tyrol...

Italy gave the world countless culinary marvels, and some pretty irresistible cocktails, too, like the Negroni, Bellini and Aperol Spritz, the latter becoming the ubiquitous drink of summer in recent years, a festive orange cocktail that brightens aperitvo hours on seaside terraces from Portofino to Taormina.  If you enjoy fizzy drinks when the tem...

Samantha Cristoforetti will be the first Italian woman, and the first European, in command of the International Space Station. This was announced by ESA, which only a few months ago had announced the astronaut's return to the mission. "Returning to the ISS to represent Italy and Europe is an honor in itself. My appointment to the commander position...

Val Venosta is a place of stunning beauty in the north of Italy, a green gem set among high, magnificent mountains. It stretches for about 80 km, from Merano, in the province of Bolzano, to the Resia Pass, on the Austrian border, the place also famous for the old sunken bell tower that rises from the waters of Lake Resia. Val Venosta is the perfect...

Our tour of the United States takes us this time west to the Centennial State: Colorado. Here, too, there is a vibrant community that celebrates Italy, gathered around a successful magazine that for exactly 10 years has been led by a young Italian American, Jenna Capra.  We thank her three times: because with the magazine she directs, Andiamo! she...

If you’re looking for a remarkable corner of Italy away from the country’s tourist magnets, one that offers a unique take on the Italian experience, head to Trentino, the dramatically scenic and mountainous region north of Lake Garda. Here wining and dining locally provides distinct pleasures—superb sparkling wines and Italian food with Alpine twis...