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Agriturismi in Tuscany

Agriturismi in Tuscany

Our Tuscan Muse introduces the agriturismo, taking a tour around the Tuscan valley. Tuscany is one of the most prosperous agricultural regions in...
Pasta Does Not Cause Obesity, A Research Finds

Pasta Does Not Cause Obesity, A Research Finds

According to an Italian research, pasta does not contribute to obesity, on the other hand it is in fact associated with a reduction in body mass...
Massimo Bottura with Robert de Niro are planning a new Refettorio in the Bronx which will open in early 2017.  Image by Massimo Bottura

When Talent Meets Charity: Massimo Bottura and Robert de Niro to Launch Charity Project in NYC

Think of Milan during the months of the Expo. Think of the incredible amount of food produced and consumed on its premises. Think also of the equally...
Is The Mediterranean Diet Still As Healthy As It Used to Be?

Is The Mediterranean Diet As Healthy As It Used to Be?

According to a research published on Clinical Nutrition ESPEN - one of the official publications of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and...
Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

The Sicilian Connection: Dolce & Gabbana’s Inspiration has gone Global

Some say beauty is simple. But others contend it’s complicated. Can it be both? To enter into the sensuous curves of a Dolce & Gabbana design is...
Via dei Fori Imperiali Project to Make It Pedestrian-Site By 2017

Via dei Fori Imperiali Project to Make It Pedestrian-Site By 2017

Rome has approved a plan that will make Via dei Fori Imperiali as a pedestrian-only starting in 2017. Buses and taxis can now drive down the street...
Eataly Set To Open a New Store at the World Trade Center

Eataly Set To Open a New Store at the World Trade Center

Eataly has announced it will be opening a second New York City location at the World Trade Center on August 11. The store will debut a 40,000-square-...
Opera Trio in Historic Arena di Verona

Opera Trio in Historic Arena di Verona

What better way to experience the many layers of the history of Italy than to see Italian operas in a 1st century arena located in the city of Verona...
Italy Brings WiFi for Tourists at Its UNESCO Sites

Italy Brings WiFi for Tourists at Its UNESCO Sites

High-speed broadband WiFi network is coming to Italy, in some tourist and cultural sites. The network will have a unique access system, based on the...
Today, hand made gelato, known as "gelato artigianale," is a gem of Italian tradition, with specific rules to be followed when making it. Credit: Copyright Julia della Croce/Forktales 2016

The Long History of Gelato

Always a favorite during the Summer, gelato has come a long way since its beginning in the – or so historians think – exotic lands of the Chinese...
Playing jazz music from the Main Stage in Perugia

Umbria and Jazz. Who Knew?

When I was in Umbria I stopped off at a small family-run winery just outside of Spello. Enrico, the nephew of the owner (the only one who spoke...
Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato is one of Italy’s great gifts to the world, and once you have tasted authentic Italian gelato, you understand why this is true. Italians...
Our culture is rich thanks to the products which arrived from distant countries

The Italian character of Spaghetti and the Importance of the Intercultural Exchange

Occasionally, someone will speak of the real origins of spaghetti. It is one of those questions close to our hearts but it’s hidden behind a truth...
Pompeii Will Finally Have Access to Disabled People

Pompeii Will Finally Have Access to Disabled People

The Pompeii archeological site will give accessible to the disabled people. The new plan is part of ongoing work in Pompeii's long-neglected and...
50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part 1)

50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part one)

The Tuscan Muse will take us on a journey among the most interestings facts of Italy. Fitfy things which will follow in three parts. Trivia is always...