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Podere Cadassa, reign of his majesty the culatello

Culatello, a fine variety of prosciutto, is a delicious specialty of Podere Cadassa in Colorno (Parma), and of course a favorite at its restaurant,...

Gobino. The exotic taste of perfect chocolate

In Piedmontese dialect, “L’uma sempre fait parej” simply means, “This is how we’ve always done it”. It’s a perfect motto for Guido Gobino chocolate, which...

The International Alba White Truffle Fair

On October 7th 2017, the 87th edition of the International Alba White Truffle Festival will be back to the town in the province of...

Enoteca dai Tosi, another beautiful adventure in the Sassi

Enoteca dai Tosi is a new beautiful adventure with a more-than-happy ending in Matera. It all started in September 2016, when Belgian architects Jan De...

Osteria delle Coppelle: traditions of Rome and much more

Osteria delle Coppelle is located on the beautiful, small square of the same name, in Rome. Both are named after “cupelle”, i.e. wooden containers...

Osteria del Castello, design and regional cuisine

Osteria del Castello is located in a courtyard of Corneliano Bertario, a medieval village surrounded by the centuries-old forests of the Northern Adda Park,...

A gorgeous fall in Tagliolo Monferrato

The Castle of Tagliolo Monferrato, Alessandria is located on the border between Piedmont and Liguria, in an ancient region known as Oltregiogo. It is one...

Biscottificio Mattei and the cantucci of forgetfulness

Sugar, eggs, flour, almonds and pine nuts, mixed with a few secrets passed down since 1858: Prato’s cantucci have a simple recipe, which Antonio...

“La Bonissima”: Modena’s best

For over five centuries, La Bonissima has looked down from the height of its pedestal onto Modena’s Piazza Grande. Yet it’s only since 2010...

The estate of the Marquis of San Giuliano: Sicily’s citrus fruit, oil, and wine

After visiting the estate of the Paternò Marquis in Castello di San Giuliano, between Catania and Syracuse, English author Helena Attlee wrote: In Britain we...

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...

The Forgotten Fruits Festival and Kiarostami’s mulberry fruits

The 25th edition of the Forgotten Fruits Festival will be held this year in Casola Valsenio, Emilia Romagna, on October 10th to 18th. During the...

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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...