Culture

With its history connected to the mysterious Knights Templar, the walled village of Alberona could easily be used as the set for a neo-noir film. This atmospheric and depopulated Puglia borgo 30 minutes from Foggia would be perfect for an …

Sicily: cradle of beauty and  fertile, golden triangle the world and the gods has envied us since the  beginning of times. Only region the mighty Greeks, the Fathers of Western Culture and inhabitants of one of the most blessed lands …

What a peculiar summer this is: if it weren’t for the unbearable heat, it wouldn’t feel like a summer at all. Don’t get me wrong, Italians didn’t renounce to their Ferragosto-by-the-sea tradition, in fact, they’ve been letting loose a tad …

Beauty and ingenuity. Italy is loved and admired for the many structures and monuments that sets it apart from the rest of the world. Our artists and craftsmen made history, they laid down the foundation of aesthetics and technique. Our …

Not many countries in the world make of their clean laundry a street decoration, but Italy does. From Venice to Florence, from Naples to Bozen, lines of blues and reds, browns and yellows and greens and whites, all hang out …

Once upon a time, when I was a young teen with little to no traveling experience under my belt, I was equally fascinated and disgusted by tales of foreign, exotic lands (Britain and Germany, legend said), where pasta — yes, …

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Whenever a summons came from the Vatican, Bugatti removed the clothes of his humble trade and like a Marvel superhero transformed himself into his powerful alter ego. He did not wear a mask, but he did wear a hooded, calf-length …

Do you enjoy calura this time of the year, or is air conditioning  your best friend? Honestly, there is nothing nice about today’s word, calura (cah-loo-rah). Calura is more than  simple heat, it’s unbearable heat. It’s what  you get when …

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Alberobello’s trulli are among the most characteristic buildings in Italy. They are so  rare and beautiful  that, today, they  are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Their name comes from the Greek and means “dome.” Their structure is characterized …

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Venezia, la Serenissima and bellissima Venezia.  For centuries queen  of the  seas, always battling for the crown with Genova, la Superba. Hub of cultures, trends, people and…diseases. Yes because, as all places with high people passage and presence, Venezia had …