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Venezia and Viareggio are the most famous, but there are other historically significant Carnevali around Italy, Putignano, Cento, and Fano being, perhaps, the names we are more familiar with. We are talking about events with a long history and that, …

Last weekend Italy, along with many other countries, transitioned to daylight saving time, a practice aimed at maximizing daylight hours during the evening by setting clocks 60 minutes forward. This annual adjustment is a modern solution to optimize energy usage and …

Broccoli rabe, also known as cime di rapaor rapini, holds a significant place in Italian culinary history. Its use in the kitchen can be traced back to ancient Roman times, which highlights its long-standing role in our gastronomic traditions. This vegetable, which originates …

Melfi, located at the heart of the Basilicata region in Southern Italy, is a town rich in history, culture, and tradition. Nestled in the Vulture territory of the province of Potenza, this medieval town has a prosperous and fascinating past, …

Trenitalia, Italy’s state railway operator, announced plans to launch new tourist-focused train routes in 2024, which are part of a broader initiative to promote sustainable tourism and to encourage visitors to explore beyond the major Italian cities and well-known tourist destinations. This …

The region of Molise, nestled between the Adriatic Sea, Puglia, Campania, Abruzzo, and Lazio, has already embraced Turismo delle Radici, the key lifeline of 2024 Italian tourism, as proposed and endorsed by the Farnesina. And it couldn’t be otherwise because …

We can call them “homes of the fairies” or “homes of the witches,” if we are so inclined. In Sardinia, however, they are known as Domus de Janas, and they are the latest treasure to be officially proposed for inclusion …

In a recent article Catherine Sabino from Forbes explored Italy in an alternative way: she looked at some of the country’s most popular destinations and found lesser-known but equally appealing options for a holiday, or looked at them from an …

The idea is not mine, it belongs to Stefania Mastrosimone who, a while back, wrote an article for Vanilla Magazine about this topic: in ancient Rome, walls were the equivalent of our social media. And oh! how right she is! While today we …

Capodimonte porcelain represents a significant chapter in the history of Italian art. Dating back to the mid-18th century and known for its incredibly detailed designs, even the Louvre wanted to showcase its beauty, as demonstrated by the exhibition currently gracing …