Alexa Ahern

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Alexa is a journalist and translator. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she has called Milan, Italy, home for the past six years. When she's not typing away at her computer, she can probably be found somewhere in the Alps. 

Articles by alexa.ahern

Mon, 11/14/2022 - 09:40
It’s been months since the alarm first sounded on the drought that’s been ongoing in Italy since late last year, causing the government to declare a s…
Mon, 10/24/2022 - 02:40
The ancient trees of the Piana degli Ulivi Monumentali line a flat stretch of land along the Adriatic sea between Ostuni and Monopoli, in Puglia. They…
Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:16
Olive oil has incredible depth and variety. If you aren’t carefully selecting and correctly using extra virgin olive oil, now’s the time to start. We…
Mon, 09/26/2022 - 03:08
Exit polls in Italy’s September 25 elections showed a clear majority for the right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni, all but guaranteeing that she…
Tue, 06/21/2022 - 04:25
A patchwork of geometric plots alternate between lines of green grapevines, bushy orchard groves and fields ablaze with poppies. We are in wine countr…
Tue, 05/24/2022 - 10:53
For Francesca Paternoster, honey is like music, there’s one for every emotion. And the honey she has grown up with comes in endless varieties. There a…
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 1…
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 16:07
Just an hour northwest of Milan, the city of Varese is an often-overlooked destination with a lot to see, whether you’re into culture and art or the o…