francesca bezzone

To find the place I’d like to show you today, we need to leave behind Tuscany’s iconic rolling hills with their vineyards and olive groves, and venture deeper into the Val d’Orcia region. Between the historic towns of Siena and Montepulciano …

With the introduction of the Cammino dei Cappuccini ENIT, the Italian National Tourist Board, aims to do more than just offer a spiritual journey: it seeks to breathe new life into Italy’s hinterland, specifically the Marche region, which is often …

In the Italian charming North-West, where the towering Alps of Piemonte and Provence meld with the serene blue depth of the Ligurian Sea, lie two ancient pathways characterized by their historical significance and natural splendor—the Via del Sale and the …

For centuries, Parmigiano Reggiano has been crafted the same way, in the same place, following the same rituals. And we wouldn’t expect anything less from what is, perhaps, the most well-known Italian cheese there is. With its rich history, Parmigiano Reggiano has …

The humble chickpea, a small yet mighty legume, has quietly shaped the culinary landscape of the Mediterranean for millennia. Its story is woven into the very history of the region itself, in a narrative of civilizations rising and falling, trade …

Music, the universal language of the soul, subtly shapes our experiences, colors our memories, and stirs our emotions. It has the power to bring us to another time and place and evoke feelings that words alone cannot express. Now, imagine …

Rome, the Eternal City: it’s here, amidst the ebb and flow of history, that we can meet a silent yet eloquent critic of time and events: Pasquino, the talking statue. For our seasoned readers, this name is familiar, because associated …

There’s a certain magic enveloping the region of Umbria, a land where time seems to stand still and the echoes of the past whisper behind every corner. Known for its medieval charm, Umbria is also a treasure trove of archaeological surprises, …

October: the month of Italian Heritage, spooks, and … pumpkins! Their colors, shapes, and   flavor, everything about them speak of this beautiful season that has just begun.   They are so ubiquitous that we seldom stop thinking about how they …

 Piemonte, characterized by its undulating landscapes and fertile plains, has a rich agricultural heritage: it is a region known for its radici contadine, or rural roots, where la terra is at the heart of life in all its facets. For generations, the Piemontesi have …