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  • Bagnaia’s garden oasis

    Tucked away in a quaint little town in Central Italy, is a villa that boasts a Renaissance garden that is beautifully detailed and wonderfully kept. Read More...

  • Timeless tunes: Mambo Italiano

    Its suggestive lyrics resulted in the tune originally being banned on New York radio. But, following intervention by the clergy and a professor of romantic languages, who reassured the broadcaster that the Italian lyrics were not vulgar, Mambo Italiano was able to be heard across the airways in the Big Apple. Read More...

  • Piedmont’s white truffle: Saving an old treasure

    Piedmont’s precious white truffle is among the most sought after delicacies in the world. But with the truffle-producing forests of the region now under threat, a campaign has been launched to help guarantee the future of this culinary treasure. Read More...

  • Basilicata: A region like no other

    Well beyond the beaten tourist track, among the tranquil mountainous setting of Basilicata, is a rich culinary tradition that has stood the test of time. Read More...

  • Lucca: A walled wonder

    Off Tuscany’s well-trodden tourist track is a city that oozes with charm and appeal. Surrounded by Renaissance walls that remain perfectly intact, Lucca is filled with a maze of narrow cobblestone streets. Read More...

  • Impruneta terracotta

    In a small Tuscan town, precious local soils gave rise to a centuries-old craft. Today, some local artisans pay homage to the past, while others embrace new and innovative uses for Impruneta’s most famous export. Read More...

  • Timeless tunes: Funiculì, Funiculà

    Composed to commemorate the opening of the first funicular on Mount Vesuvius, 'Funiculì, Funiculà' is a tune written in zest by two Neapolitan buddies. It could historically be the first music to be used as a commercial entity. Read More...

  • Tomatoes: fruit of gold

    A staple of the Italian pantry and a core ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, tomatoes also represent a booming industry for Campania. Danielle Gullaci visited the Southern Italian region to learn more about the celebrated local pomodoro. Read More...

  • San Benedetto: 60 years of pure brilliance

    Blending tradition with innovation and a firm focus on environmental sustainability, Acqua Minerale San Benedetto has cemented its place as Italy’s leading mineral water brand, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary. Read More...

  • Como: Silk city

    It may be best known for its stunning lake, beautiful villas and equally pleasing gardens, but the city of Como also has another claim to fame – its long and celebrated history of silk production. Read More...


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