An invitation to Casale, following the smell of the Krumiri Buiscuits

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Let’s visit Casale, my town, following the smell of the Krumiri buiscuits. Many know it for an old advertisement for the famous biscuits (not the original ones, however), others because a relative has provided military service here but this quiet town that looks at the Po river and has a shawl of hills, in the […]

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Natural beauty, legends and stories in the emerald waters of the Cecina Valley

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Durante l’estate si desta l’interesse per i fiumi balneabili, un’alternativa al mare, non un ripiego ma la scelta di immergersi lungo corsi d’acqua di particolare bellezza, con acque cristalline e magari una tranquillità più difficile da trovare lungo le spiagge. Il Masso delle Fanciulle ed il Masso degli Specchi sono due punti lungo il corso […]

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Upper Monferrato: a Sunday drive in Val Bormida

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Join me for a Sunday drive, I want to show you a ring route, usually a must for mountain bikers, among wooded hills, vineyards, hazel groves, enchanting landscapes, history, and taste. The starting point is Acqui Terme, from which we go up the course of the Bormida to Bistagno, where the two branches of the […]

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Meet me In Monferrato: Art and Wine at the Art Park La Court

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In Monferrato the vineyards are part of the landscape and of everyone’s life. Immersed in the colors of the vineyard, a natural museum creates art and events among the rows of Barbera grapes. Every one in Monferrato has at least a grandfather, an uncle, some relative who had a vineyard, small or large, for work […]

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Is the Cinque Terre Via Dell’Amore open? Romantic Routes in the Cinque Terre area

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After a few years since a devastating flood destroyed the Cinque Terre Via Dell’Amore, it’s still complicated, like it happens in romantic relationships. The signs announcing its presence can mislead, letting you hope the Cinque Terre Via dell’Amore is open again, while as for today it has not been re-opened. For the moment, a competition […]

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Frecce Tricolore 2 June 2020, the embrace of the flag

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On the occasion of the Italian Republic Day, the legendary Frecce Tricolore will fly over the Italian regional capitals with their spectacular crossing in white, red green of the sky. A wish, a message of solidarity and an ideal embrace in the flag by the National Acrobatic Patrol. Between the 25th and 29th of May […]

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Virtual Museums in Italy #part2: Contemporary Art

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Mini-guide on contemporary art, collection of all museums, galleries and foundations that can be visited virtually. From Rome to Florence, Venice, Turin, Milan, Bologna, Modena via Vicenza, Prato and Bolzano. Against COVID-19, #stayhome but #beactive and #sharethebeauty! In our previous story, we traveled around Italy, comfortably seated in an armchair, discovering the wonders of Italian […]

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Guide to the Italian Virtual Museums Part #1: Classic Art and Ancient History

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At the time of Coronavirus, we need beauty, and Italy has plenty if it. Most is in its museums, that opn their virtual doors with social media and websites to dreamers.

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La Spezia Carnival traditions

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Batiston, the guy who pined for being the king of the La Spezia carnival. A brief history of the traditional mask. Naples has Pulcinella, Venice has Pantalone and Colombina, Viareggio has Burlamacco, Bologna has Balanzone, Arlecchino is from Bergamo and Gianduia from Turin, Baciccia goes around Genoa and La Spezia? What is the typical mask […]

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Massa Picta, an orang-ed city

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In upper Tuscany, the centenary cultivations of citrus fruits gives names and decorations to the city of Massa.

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