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In the 21st century, protecting our homes means, more often than not, installing a top notch alarm system, one of those we regularly set off by mistake in the morning when, before our first coffee, we open the kitchen door …

Undoubtedly, this isn’t the best moment to use public transports in Italy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it. When it comes to romantic transport, fit for literature and movies,  trains are  king, but we Italians are attached …

The fact it became popular doesn’t mean  that Halloween belongs to Italy. Children love it, of course, because they got used to trick or treating very quickly — who wouldn’t get used to the idea of going around town in …

Agnolotti are Piemonte’s best comfort food: warm, filling, tasty, they are so quintessentially Piedmontese they are part of the region’s official list of traditional products (P.A.T.).  Reassuring in their ubiquitous presence on Piemonte’s festive table, they are today  declined in …

What they say about  Rome is true: a lifetime wouldn’t suffice to learn all there is to learn about her, nor to see all there is to see. Of course there are other cities in the world, and in Italy …

It is true: gnocchi alla Romana are a delicious comfort food. Warm, creamy, decadent, yet simple and traditional, they originate from the region of Lazio, as their name betrays, but they are today popular across the country. They are special, …

Piedmontese have two favorite chocolates: one, gianduiotto, is sweet, charming and dressed in gold, always, almost to show its royal origins in the city of the Savoias, Turin. The other is probably not as known around the world, but just …

Traditionally, Italy has never really celebrated Halloween, a feast we imported in the past 20 years from the Anglo-American world and that became particularly popular among children — hello “trick or treating!”— and the younger generations — hello, spooky parties! …

Valtellina is a beautiful alpine area in the Sondrio province of Lombardia. You may think not to know it, but you’re certainly familiar with places like Bormio and Livigno, famous for their ski resorts and picturesque views; truth is, Valtellina …

Sfincione is Sicily’s own version of pizza al taglio, the  South’s answer to Liguria’s sardenaira and, let me tell  you, a delicacy  that should be  way more popular across the country than it is. Yes, because  while it enjoys cult-status …