Traditions

Culture
by alexa.ahern | Wed, 05/04/2022 - 11:33
Mystery shrouds the migration of the Walser people from the Valais region of Switzerland to the valleys of northern Piedmont and Aosta Valley in the 12th and…
Food + Wine
by editorial | Thu, 04/14/2022 - 06:33
Easter lunch in Italy is a celebration of the colors, scents and flavors of the new season, spring. While there are common dishes and ingredients, from north…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/17/2022 - 03:48
Italy’s Viareggio Carnival is often described as the most irreverent of all Italian Carnival celebrations. This is due to the fact that its main peculiarity is…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 01/26/2022 - 13:26
If you don’t enjoy cold weather, then you may want to avoid traveling to Italy the last three days of January: those are the (in)-famous ‘Giorni della Merla’,…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Mon, 01/03/2022 - 04:54
Arriving faster than you can say ‘mamma mia’ is the upcoming Palm Sunday or La Domenica delle Palme as it is called in Italian. This day is when the Christian…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 12/23/2021 - 04:06
When temperatures drop low, what’s better than a steaming hot drink to warm the body and spirit?! Here are nine drinks to enjoy in Italy in winter.  Table of…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 12/21/2021 - 03:16
Truffle hunting and extraction in Italy was inscribed onto UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on December 16, 2021. Described by…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 12/17/2021 - 03:16
Hand-kneaded pasta dough has been the base ingredient of many traditional dishes of Emilia-Romagna’s cuisine for a long time. A clever product that, in times…
Life + Style
by Francine Segan | Wed, 10/06/2021 - 02:05
Cervia, a small seaside town in southern Emilia-Romagna, is famous for its salt, which is nicknamed the “Pope’s salt” because of the centuries-long tradition…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 09/29/2021 - 03:03
As summer turns into fall, Italy’s harvest season begins. Experiencing it in first person, be it olive picking, grape picking or apple picking, is a wonderful…