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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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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...