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If you’ve ever been to an Italian old-men bar, the one where your granddad would go spend the afternoon with his mates if that’s the type of thing he is into, or if you had the curse – or blessing, depending on …

Finally, you can travel to Italy when and how you want. Covid-19 times seem to be over, at least when it comes to restrictions. At the same time, things are not quite the way they used to be when it comes to tourism.  …

September is the month of change: the summer ends and the fall comes, with all the richness and warmth of its colors. It is the month of peace and comfort when we take out our fleece blankets from the wardrobe …

“Sweetie, where are you going on that bike?” If you like oldies made in Italy, you are probably familiar with the refrain from the 1951’s eponymous song, Bellezza in Bicicletta – incidentally, an interesting story, that of this song, but …

The Etruscans are widely considered the first great cultural and military power in the peninsula. They had a developed society, good technological knowledge, a complex language, and a complex spiritual system. Their refined aesthetics were powerful enough to influence their most famous …

After two years of almost continuous lockdown and the impossibility to travel, it’s finally time to return to some of our old, beloved habits. It’s finally time to come back to Italy!  Have you ever thought about what you’d really like …

Are we ready to get a ticket to visit Venice? We say it so often: some of our cities are true open-air museums, but how would we feel if we, actually, had to pay a ticket to walk their streets? …

It is the longest river in Italy and it gives the name to one of its richest areas, the Pianura Padana,  but the Po, especially for the people who live along its banks, from Piemonte to Emilia Romagna, it’s much more than that. It’s …

If you came to Italy in the past twenty years, you’ve definitely seen it, even if you’ve never been to Turin, because the Mole Antonelliana is on the back of our 2-cent coins. If, by any chance, you come from a Piedmontese …

Valle d’Aosta, the smallest region of Italy, is tucked away at the northwestern corner of Piedmont. A beautiful Alpine heart, filled to the brim with traditions, history, and natural beauty. Popular among trekkers and skiers, it is one of the …