No sooner than Santa Claus leaves, another mythical character arrives. The glow of the holidays fades into the gloom of January, with at least a three-month visit from Old Man Winter. But if sticking around and dealing with snow, ice, and wind chill factors doesn’t seem so cool, there are other places where winter actually can be enjoyable. Especia...

Italy's culture ministry has announced the 10 finalists for the 2025 edition of the Italian Capital of Culture.  The shortlisted towns and cities vying for the title must present their bids to a jury appointed by the culture ministry in Rome on 20-21 March. The jury will then be tasked with recommending the most suitable candidate for the prestigio...

Rome is the first destination that comes to mind when we think of Italy because it is one of the most famous cities in the world, along with Paris and London. Hidden gems are the lesser-known routes in Italy, including the secret small towns, beautiful villages, and islands that are yet to be discovered by tourists that explore the country every ye...

Charming, spectacular Aosta Valley is a region with a lot to offer its visitors. We’ll show you a route created ad hoc, that combines nature, sports and culture. A tour of the fantastic castles of the Aosta Valley. In addition to being well-known for its mountains, this region is also famous for its charming manors that are seemingly one and the sa...

For us New Englanders the cold weather has arrived and we're awaiting the snow days to arrive. Some of us are excited about it and many aren't. Of course it's more common for folks to get into the mindset of drinking rosé wines when the weather is warmer. If you're lucky enough to have fantastic weather year round than you may always have rosé in m...

Among the most impressive mountains in Europe, an extraordinary nature, dozens of castles, beautiful museums and medieval villages and numerous traces of the Roman Empire, the Aosta Valley is one of the regions of Italy (and the world) where to spend a few days of vacation in complete relaxation. Despite being the smallest region of our country, to...

There is nothing better than sharing a drink with friends, and in the quaint Alpine northern region of Valle d’Aosta, they know how to do it in great style and with a nod to tradition.  If you have ever been in this corner of the country, where the Alps forged the landscape and the character of people, then you may be familiar with its wood-carving...

An entire week of events to end the summer in the alpine pastures in the best possible way: Predazzo and the entire Val di Fiemme are preparing to fully experience the excitement of the Festival del Gusto that will accompany towards the pomp and circumstance parade that on Sunday, October 2, will feature cows decked out in festive decorations in th...

Valle d’Aosta, the smallest region of Italy, is tucked away at the northwestern corner of Piedmont. A beautiful Alpine heart, filled to the brim with traditions, history, and natural beauty. Popular among trekkers and skiers, it is one of the regions – the others are Sardinia, Sicily, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and Trentino Alto-Adige – to enjoy a Stat...

In Valle d’Aosta, the harvest has been going on since mid-August, but in Sicily, on Etna, it will perhaps begin in mid-September, at least 10 days late. An Italy literally split in two: from North to South, that of the heroic harvest, or the maneuvers, mostly manual, that are being set in motion for the harvest of grapes in the most inaccessible an...