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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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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...