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Bottone: a piece of Sicily in Milan

An icon of Sicilian tradition, cannoli are crisp, freshly-made treats with candied orange peel and a delicious ricotta filling that is neither too intense...

The simple elegance of Gagini Social Restaurant

According to some historians, at one point in his career Antonello Gagini – a sculptor from Palermo, who lived between the 15th and 16th...

Panettoni by Giovanni Cova & Co. pay homage to masters of music

This year, historical Milanese fine pastry shop Giovanni Cova & Co. is dedicating its Christmas specialties to Gioacchino Rossini’s works, paying homage to the...

La Vendemmia in Rome: luxury, great wines and Made-in-Italy excellence

Starting today and until October 20th, 2018, La Vendemmia is back in Rome. Inspired by the Via Montenapoleone format in Milan, the event that...

Antica Dolceria Bonajuto: chocolate, Mexico, and joy

In a 1948 article for “Corriere della Sera”, Sicilian writer Vitaliano Brancati described the city of Modica, in the province of Ragusa, as having...

Baci from Alassio and D’Annunzio’s gallantry

The Baci invented in 1919 by Pasquale Balzola are also known as “the sweets of gallantry”, a designation coined by Gabriele D’Annunzio, the great...

Wines and witches at the Noarna Castle

Vast vineyards surround the Noarna Castle – also known as Castelnuovo, in Val Lagarina, in the municipality of Nogaredo. They are enveloped in a charming...

The newfound history of Gran Caffè Quadri

At the beginning of 2018, Gran Caffè Quadri – which the Padua Alajmo family has managed for some twenty years – came back to...

The “Luigi Veronelli” High Institute of Gastronomy in Venice

In an interview, noted Milan-born philosopher, author, enologist and gastronome Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) once stated, “wine is the song of the earth to the...

Erlebnis Kränzelhof, a maze of nature and art

The story of the Garden-Maze in the Kränzel estate – in Cermes, Bolzano – started in the beginning of the year 2000, when viticulturist...

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,...

Sophia Loren. In the kitchen with love

Sophia Loren dal cinema alla cucina nella veste di padrona di casa che invita a scoprire storie e sapori della sua vita. Un libro composto da più di 200 ricette, alla sua prima uscita nel 1971, fu venduto in centinaia di migliaia di copie sia in Italia sia all'estero. Una chiaccherata sulla cucina, con amore e fantasia.

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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...