francesca bezzone

The ’60s Dolce Vita era is a time we often reminisce about and still dream of today. It was a period in our cultural history that made us unique, yet closely connected to the glamorous world of Hollywood. We had …

 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Atop a beautiful Tuscan hill, overshadowed in fame by the world-renowned city of Florence, lies a hidden treasure that is often overlooked by the casual tourist: the enchanting town of Fiesole.  Fiesole may not be as globally recognized as its illustrious …

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 …

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 …