Life + Style

Alitalia and its iconic white, green and red planes will be no more,  starting on the 15th of October of this year. The Italian flagship carrier will  be replaced by a new company, ITA – Italia Trasporto Aereo. Alitalia was …

I wonder: how many people know that Venice has a bridge dedicated to fist fighting,  and that its story lies all in its very name, the Ponte dei Pugni, or the bridge of fists? Forget about the baroque grandeur of …

What’s the best thing you can do after a glorious meal, when some of the good stuff still remains on the plate, but not quite enough for a full forkful of it? Simple! You grab a piece of bread and …

Italian kids hate September, the month schools open again,  but once you grow older, the coming of the first month of the fall is often welcomed with a sense of relief. Because summer may be filled with sun kissed fun …

I can recall more than one incident of tap-tapping my foot on Italian pavement, repeatedly checking my watch as an exasperated sigh escaped my lips. The orario (schedule) said the train was to depart at 13.15 – where is it? …

“No poem was ever written by a drinker of water” ~ Horace Rome, the beloved Eternal City, has contributed much to the modern world. Think about it: architectural innovation, models of governing, roadways, the Julian calendar, amazing art, cement…the list …

Calabria is known for many reasons: its history and natural beauty, but also its food and the fertility of its soil. Some of the fruits traditionally associated with the region, including those we’re about to discover, developed almost a cult …

The past year and a half changed our lives in more ways than one and now that — let us hope — we are on the way back to some sort of normality, it’s perhaps the right moment to look …

Silver and slight, anchovies belong to the Engraulidae family and are common in the seas surrounding Italy, which means they are common also on our tables, regardless of where we are: from North to South, anchovies are perhaps the most …

The Case a 1 Euro trend continues in Italy. Our readers may remember other articles about  this scheme, dedicated to smaller — but equally charming — villages and hamlets around the country that put houses on sale for the symbolic …