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Interview with Laura Zavan, bewitched by Venetian cuisine

Mesmerized by Venetian art and architecture, many forget to enjoy the wonderful flavors and local products that the Serenissima has to offer. Author and food stylist Laura Zavan reminds us of... by Fabio Falzone

Krapfen, Italian by adoption for two hundred years

by Alberto Manodori Sagredo A krapfen – from the Old High German ‘krafo’, meaning “fritter”– is a fried, sweet, yeast dough pastry, covered in confectioner’s sugar...

The Romanengo Candy Shop

The historical Confetteria Pietro Romanengo has its shop in piazza Soziglia, in Genoa’s city center. Giorgio Caproni celebrated the ‘Soziglia’ toponym in his “Litania”,...

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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...

The Royal Palace of Caserta and the wonder of time

by Barbara Palladino They’ve been hanging in the same spot since 1700, when Marie Antoinette gave them to her sister Maria Carolina...