The 16th century pharmacy of the Pope

Every city has them, the so-called “hidden gems.” The places rarely visited by tourists, and the ones often forgotten about by locals. Living in a...

Fall in love with farro

When I first started making farro, I would have to make a special trip to our not-so-local Italian market to purchase it. It was a labor of love...

Pasta con la broccola, pasta with cauliflower

A while back, we were invited to Windsor, Ontario, to meet Nonna Gina and her family who were gracious enough to share a couple of family favourite...

A Little “Eataly” in Los Angeles: Italy's most notorious food hall lands on the West Coast

Eataly has officially opened the doors of its first West Coast location in Los Angeles, inside the Westfield Century City Mall, near Beverly Hills...

“Tutte le strade portano a Roma” and some have very quirky names

Indeed, at the times of the Empire, all roads led to Rome, especially when you think the Romans are behind the creation of the first Italian and...

The secret waters of Liscia

Water carries life within: nothing could be and exist without it. Water is also frightful, because of its power, which destroys and obliterates. A...

Cycling in Ferrara - Emilia Romagna’s city of bicycles

Ferrara: oh, the tragedy of having overlooked this beauty of an Italian city for so many years! But we’re in the good company of a whole lot of other...

Venice’s mouths of truth

Venice at the height of its power conjures images of merchant traders, carnival masks and debauchery. But for all its decadence Venetian life was...

Zafferiamo – the intriguing story of Pieve’s saffron festival

Used since ancient times for cooking, cosmetics and curative properties, saffron is the wonderfully aromatic queen of spices. The Greeks used it to...
Dominato da una passione totale per l'arte: Leopoldo dei Medici' svela le sue collezioni a Palazzo Pitti

Dominato da una passione totale per l'arte: Leopoldo dei Medici' svela le sue collezioni a Palazzo Pitti

E' aperta fino al 28 gennaio 2018, a palazzo Pitti, la mostra su Leopoldo de' Medici, il figlio del granduca Cosimo II e dell’arciduchessa Maria...

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