ITALIAN CULTURE AND TRADITIONS

The Roar of Italian Heritage

Perfect for anyone who loves classic car mechanics, design and history, The Roar of Italian Heritage is a 100% Made-in-Italy travel experience by Italian...

Tipografia Portoghese: stopping time to focus on the future

Tipografia Portoghese – in Altamura, in the province of Bari – is located in part of the former convent of Sant'Antonio of the Conventual Franciscans. It...

Teatro San Carlo: a temple of opera and dance at the heart of Naples

After visiting Teatro San Carlo, Stendhal wrote in his 1817 travel journal, “Rome, Naples and Florence”, “There is nothing in all of Europe comparable...

Antica Barberia Giacalone: Deco Art in Genoa’s alleyways

Antica Barberia Giacalone is a historical barbershop in the city center of Genoa, a stone’s throw from the San Lorenzo Cathedral. It is a gem,...

Spezieria all’Ercole d’Oro: a gem between Venice’s calli

Venice’s perfume tradition has ancient roots. According to legend, it was Theodora Ducas – daughter of the Byzantine Emperor and wife of Doge Domenico...

Palazzo Mirto: a hidden masterpiece at the heart of Palermo

A unique historical building can be found in the ancient Kalsa district of Palermo, Sicily’s capital: Palazzo Mirto. This national monument is a rare example...

Glories of the past in Antonia Sautter’s imaginative world

Antonia Sautter’s atelier – at the very heart of Venice, near Piazza San Marco – is a slice of pure charm. It is a...

Mercato del Campo: Siena brings back to life the 1300s

On 1-2 December 2018, Siena will return to its origins for a weekend, bringing medieval customs and traditions back to life with the historical...

Five historical cafés loved by artists and intellectuals

Between the end of the 1700s and the beginning of the 1800s, cafés were a place for intellectuals, middle class, aristocrats and the penniless...

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...

The Rialto Market: the quiet and the bustle of Venice

The Rialto Market is held in one of the oldest parts of Venice, on the East bank of the Grand Canal. Locals crossed the...

The Tonnara of Santa Panagia in Syracuse: ancient, frail beauty

In his “Travels in Sicily”, Dominique Vivant Denon mentions, in passing, the Tonnara of Santa Panagia in Syracuse. The French art historian and writer (1747-1825)...

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The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...