Giulia Franceschini

Sabbioneta is a peaceful town rich in history and art, located within the lush plains of the Lombardy region in Northern Italy. It belongs to the province of Mantua, a city as steeped in history as Sabbioneta itself. Located about …

In an era where the concepts of multiethnicity and multiculturalism are pervasive and dominate conversations in our highly connected and globalized world, it’s important to remember that this isn’t a new phenomenon in the annals of history. Indeed, our very …

As the chill of winter settles in, it’s easy to overlook the season’s bountiful harvest. Contrary to the common perception of winter as a time when nature rests and sleeps under a blanket of snow, this time of the year presents, in …

Wherever you are, Sunday lunch means, traditionally, two things: good food and family. In the old days, when activities were still largely organized around Sunday morning mass, the family cook would attend the earliest function and then go back home to get …

What’s a breakfast without bacon? And a carbonara without guanciale or a deli plate without Italian pancetta? I am sure we all agree on the ubiquitous presence of these three flavorful salumi in the kitchen, but it can all become …

Italy is, by definition, a land of differences. From north to south, from east to west, landscapes, habits, food, climate, flora, and fauna: they all change.  But perhaps nothing says as much about the country’s multifaceted, at times complex, reality …

Every year, travel enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the release of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list. This prestigious guide highlights the top global destinations across various categories, including countries, regions, cities, sustainable and value travel. The selection process for the list is …

Italy’s record-breaking feats are a fascinating blend of the expected and the unexpected. Renowned for its contributions to art and culture, the nation also shines in areas that might surprise many.  My customary research journey to find interesting topics for …

This year marks a significant milestone in the history of Italian radio and television: RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana), the nation’s premier public broadcasting company, celebrates 100 years of radio and 70 years of television broadcasting. Since its inception in 1924, RAI played a crucial role …

The Colosseum, one of Rome’s most monumental icons from ancient times, faced a modern challenge after the pandemic: the demand for online tickets increased significantly, with most of them being purchased by large ticket agencies. As a result, a black …