Food and Wine

The Fendi Caffè and the beauty of details

The beautiful Fendi Caffè – which recently opened in Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome – is an ironic complement to the famous inscription...

Music from Cantina Dei in Montepulciano

Cantina Dei, in Montepulciano (Siena), is a reflection of founder Alibrando Dei’s greatest passions: wine, of course, and the beauty of travertine stone. The winery’s...

The “Giovanni Mucci” Confetti Museum in Andria

The confetti (or Jordan almonds) made in Andria, a large municipality in Apulia, are showcased in the “Giovanni Mucci” Confetti Museum set up in...

Villa Loggio Winery: nature, wine and culture of Tuscany

Villa Loggio Winery and Boutique Hotel, in Cortona, Arezzo, was built in the 17th century, floating in the wavy hills of the Chiana Valley, which...

Romeo Viganotti’s chocolate factory: sweet temptations from Genoa

Fabbrica di Cioccolato Romeo Viganotti was founded in 1866 right at the heart of Genoa, in vico Castagna. Author Barbara Fiorio has described the city...

Artisanal goodness from Dibenedetto in Altamura

Every day, dozens of types of pasta are made in Molino Artigianale Dibenedetto in Altamura, in the province of Bari, from classic “orecchiette” to...

Pasticceria Taverna e Tarnuzzer in Vercelli: sweetness from the Kingdom of Italy

For over a century, Pasticceria Taverna e Tarnuzzer has been welcoming delighted patrons in the city center of Vercelli, on the famous Piazza Cavour...

Petra: wines that speak an ancient language

Petra, a winery in Suvereto (Livorno), was designed by Mario Botta, whom Vittorio Moretti entrusted with envisioning an “out of fashion” place with a...

The infinite surprises of Italian bread

by Emilia Crippa I feel like I need to start from the essence of the word “bread” itself, and the concept that sums up “knowledge”, “goodness”,...

Lentils: a great Mediterranean story

by Emilia Crippa Lentils must truly be delicious, if Esau gave up his birthright for a bowl of them! Researchers have found fossil traces of...

Distilleria Puni: a refuge for life and a new life for whisky

Puni is the first and only whisky distillery in Italy, and keeps its barrels inside old military bunkers. The company was founded in 2010 near...

Poggio Diavolino: vegetables of the past are a resource for the future

Poggio Diavolino is a peculiar agriturism farm, located at the heart of the Tuscan hills, in the Medieval village of Suvereto, Livorno, not far...

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...