La vita italiana

Rosazza, a small village in Italy’s Piedmont region, is not your average destination: located in the province of Biella, just a stone’s throw from the famous Aosta Valley and elegant Turin, Rosazza is a place where history and mystery meet around every …

Italy has given the world many delicious cheeses, and, without a doubt, Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano are among the most notable and beloved. Ubiquitous in our kitchens, they are commonly used in pasta dishes, can be incorporated into fillings, …

In Italian gastronomy, few spices hold a candle to the appeal and history of saffron. Known as oro rosso, or red gold, this spice made a special place for itself not only in the kitchens but also in the cultural and economic …

Tucked away between the iconic Colosseum and the Palatine Hill in Rome, the Arch of Constantine is a majestic reminder of ancient victories and Roman grandeur: this triumphal arch, the largest of its kind in Rome, is more than a monument, it’s …

When it comes to food, every region—and every family, to be honest!—has its own traditions, especially at Christmas. Minestra maritata and pasta al forno in Naples, canederli in Trentino-Alto Adige, tortellini in brodo a bit everywhere: the variety and choice …


The Advent period is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas, as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming. The term “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning …

Trenitalia, Italy’s state railway operator, announced plans to launch new tourist-focused train routes in 2024, which are part of a broader initiative to promote sustainable tourism and to encourage visitors to explore beyond the major Italian cities and well-known tourist destinations. This …

As we celebrate the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the spotlight is on Italy’s storied culinary heritage also thanks to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards, which placed Rome, Florence, and Naples in the top 10 …

The Mattatoio is Rome’s most unusual museum. It can only be compared to the city’s other unique museum: Centrale Montemartini Museum in Ostiense, a 1930s electric power station, where first-century Roman marbles share the museum space with the power generator …

Embarking on a two-year voyage, spanning 40,000 nautical miles around the globe, the Amerigo Vespucci will grace the five continents through 31 stops, including a visit to Los Angeles in July 2024. Departing from Genoa amidst a flurry of emotion, the ship …


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