Sport

Maria Antonietta Avanzo, queen of motors

Baroness Maria Antonietta Avanzo (born in Contarina Veneta, now Porto Viro, in the province of Rovigo on February 5th 1889) was the first and...

Alfonsina Strada, freewheeling woman

Her name was Alfonsina. It ended in “a” like most female names in Italian. But announcing her participation in the 1924 Giro d’Italia, the...

The Mille Miglia Museum, telling the history of the most beautiful race in the world

Brescia’s Mille Miglia Museum tells the story of the most beautiful race in the world, which was first held in May 1927 over a...

Queen of speed: the Ducati 100 Siluro

In 1956, the Ducati 100 Siluro zoomed around the Monza circuit on a cloudy, fall Friday. The sharp, faired motorcycle designed by an aeronautical...

The Barcolana: October of sails, sea, and sky in Trieste

This year, the sails of the Barcolana are coming back to the Gulf of Trieste on October 2nd, with a series of interesting collateral...

Giro di Sicilia 2015

by Ron Miriello As we motored slowly through the town of Enna, Sicily I spotted a boy holding his father's hand, grasping a model racing...

Memorable stories in Ghisallo’s Cycling Museum

Reaching the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo and the nearby Cycling Musem means traveling up a steep hill made famous by some of...

The Fiat S76: a roar from “Turin’s beast”

“La Belva di Torino” (literally, “the beast from Turin”) may sound like the title of a gory novel or horror movie, but is in...

L’Eroica California: Gaiole comes to Paso Robles

by Ron Miriello In the heart of Tuscany, in the small town of Gaiole in Chianti, lives a man named Giancarlo Brocci. In 1997, Giancarlo...

The adventures of Milan’s splendid Maspes-Vigorelli Velodrome

The Maspes-Vigorelli Velodrome has a long and interesting eighty years of history. The historical sports facility in Milan was built in October of 1935. It...

The Masi Special: speed and elegance for Antonio Maspes

The Masi Special was tailor-made for one of the 1950s’ world champions of speed, Antonio Maspes. Designed by Faliero Masi (1908-2000), it made its debut...

Targa Florio, history and memory

“And then you feel, / even if they keep telling to you you can / stop midway or at sea, / that there is...

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The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...