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Overtourism Awareness Month

Overtourism Awareness Month

August is Italy’s busiest tourist month. The mass influx of visitors in popular destinations puts a strain on the local environment and communities. And so the debate restarts, about how to manage or whether to limit tourism in areas like the Cinque Terre and the...
Marentino: the town of puzzles, artisanal beer and honey

Marentino: the town of puzzles, artisanal beer and honey

Between riddles, fantasy and reality: artistic Marentino   You are traveling through the beautiful countryside in Piedmont, about 20 km away from Turin, and decide to stop in a pretty village on a hilltop. But this is not your typical ancient town: as you walk through...
Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy

Spring Foodie Experiences in Italy

Spring is the season of the gentle and fragrant flavors, often coming from delicious treats pulled directly from the earth. During this period, Italian cuisine proposes simple yet mouth-watering recipes that allow us to enjoy the gifts of spring. But foodies traveling...
Folklore Fall Festivals in Italy

Folklore Fall Festivals in Italy

Fall is the season of colors: earthy shades alternate with lively foliage colors, and the vibrant patterns are evident both in the natural landscape and in the seasonal produce. In Italy, fall is one of the best seasons to celebrate the Sense of Sight for another...
Fall Flavors in Piedmont

Fall Flavors in Piedmont

In Italy, fall is the most magical season of the year when fruits, vegetables and undergrowth produces are still kissed by the sun, providing foodies with a variety of flavors. The warm-colored woods offer fragrant mushrooms, chestnuts and mixed berries; while the...
48 hours in Turin

48 hours in Turin

Turin, the first capital of a united Italy, offers great cuisine and surprising cultural gems. Current headlines feature it for the Exhibition of the Holy Shroud from 19 April to 24 June 2015, and for reopening its Egyptian Museum after a pharaonic €50 million revamp....
North vs South: Italy’s Carnivals off the beaten track

North vs South: Italy’s Carnivals off the beaten track

If you are suffering from the February “blues” – i.e. you live somewhere with long winters and you have had enough of hibernating inside from the cold and dreary outdoors – it is time for a colorful and energizing break. And Italy offers just that with its thrilling...

10 reasons why you should visit Lake Maggiore

Set along the southern banks of the Alps between Lombardy and Piedmont, Lake Maggiore is Italy’s second-largest lake and, according to Travel + Leisure Magazine, “is the busiest and most untamed”. Its beautiful scenery has been a source of inspiration for a number of...

Luscious Langhe: our chosen paradise in Piedmont

Langhe is a district located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Much of the landscape of this district is characterised by the vines which are nestled amongst the picturesque hills, providing the region’s famous wine. Langhe is known to foodies because of its...

Truffle fair and foodie paradise in Piedmont

How would you like to be a Trifulau for one day? During fall, many Italian regions offer the possibility of becoming a truffle harvester, organizing exciting excursions in search of the highly prized tartufo! You can find about 8 types of truffle in Italy, but the...