Do you need more reasons to discover the lovely Bologna? Here some unusual spots, between legends, myths and history.
How many times have you eaten pasta with Bolognese sauce? Have you ever wondered where does it come from? Bologna is a city in central Italy and the capital of the region Emilia Romagna. If you love history, architecture and food this is a city that should be included in your Italian holidays. Do you…
In the beating heart of Turin, between via Cernaia and the fashionable via Garibaldi, there is a market specializing in clothing and household goods. Known as “The market of Corso Palestro”, this is one of the main markets in the central area of the city. How to reach it You can easily reach it on…
Between Casale Monferrato and Asti, in Piedmont, in a secluded position with respect to the provincial road that connects the two centers, you can find Cella Monte, a nice hamlet in the Monferrato area declared a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2014. Cella Monte is also an hour far from Turin and an hour far…
Some 40 km far from Milan stands the town of Pavia, renown for its University. 8 km north from Pavia stands an impressive Charterhouse built in 1396–1495 as home to the cloistered monastic order of Carthusian monks. Chartreuse, in Italian Certosa, is the name of the order of Carthusians, Certosini in Italian, founded by St….
If you are looking for a traditional restaurant with a good value for money near The Cathedral of Turin try Antico Balon.
Are you looking for a quick stop at lunch while visiting Rome? Here is a little selection of my favourite spots in the Italian capital.
CambiaMenti is the name of a shop in the district Cit Turin, not far from Porta Susa Station, Turin. It is a Charity shop. Cambiamenti means changes in Italian, but the name is also the union of two words Change (Cambia) and Minds (Menti). In fact, this Vintage store is linked to Kons Onlus, an… [Continue Reading]
What if I tell you that you can find a lost world right in the middle of a modern and lively city? The Leumann village is a working-class neighborhood in the municipality of Collegno, near Turin, which looks like a fairytale village. Napoleon Leumann, an important entrepreneur of Swiss origin, decided to build it at… [Continue Reading]
Do you love vintage? Are you searching for the best Italian flea markets and you do not know where exactly they are located? Every Saturday, in Porta Palazzo, Turin, you can find a nice flea market. But every second Sunday of each months, Torino hosts a bigger flea market called Gran Balon. It takes place… [Continue Reading]
How do you tell the waiter that you are ready to order? Do you know that you shall ask for the bill or the waiter won’t necessary bring it to you? Here some tips to know when you eat in an Italian restaurant.
Discover Torino, a city full of art, history, food and wine traditions.
The colorful art of Pao is a world populated with penguins, cupcakes and all sort of funny creatures that you can meet while visiting Italy.
Pastiera is a shortcrust pastry pie with a filling of ricotta cheese prepared with eggs, sugar, orange blossom water, candied citron and cooked wheat.
Imagine a huge industrial site, plants of companies such as Fiat and Michelin a few km away from the city centre of a city. What do you do when the industrial crisis hits hard and forces those companies to shut down the factories? Well, you have several options: demolish everything and start building houses and… [Continue Reading]
Have you ever dreamt of coming to Italy and enjoy a free week in a five star hotel without worrying of anything? The Italian Cabinet of Commerce has decided to launch a competition to help the tourist sector. So, if you have reached this page because you have read my Facebook post, scroll down and… [Continue Reading]
The Covid-19 pandemic is still hitting hard, Italy is in lockdown and entirely in the so called “red zone” but you can still dream and plan your next holiday. Next week is Easter, Pasqua in Italian, and we will spend it doing what we can do best: eating. Here are 5 delicacies that you can… [Continue Reading]
Are you planning to travel to Italy for leisure or business? First, you might need few tips on how to travel during this pandemic. Second, here is an update on the situation in Italy. Italy in January 2021 If you are not skilled with Italian geography, it is time to learn how Italy is organized.… [Continue Reading]