Bussana Vecchia, the international artists village

Located just a short drive from Sanremo, in the region of Liguria, Bussana Vecchia is a tiny village with a unique history and a hippy vibe – a place unlike anything you’ve seen before! Read more

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A practical guide to Milan Design Week 2018

Milan is getting ready to host one of the coolest events of the year, the Design Week, the biggest international design fair that will take place between 17 and 22 April. Read more

Exploring the Langhe wine region

I’m pretty sure that the first thing that comes to your mind when dreaming of wine tasting in Italy is  Chianti in Tuscany. However, Italy is home to other equally charming wine regions producing excellent grapes in fantastic sceneries. One of these is the Langhe, in the northern region of Piemonte, which is home to some of the finest wines in the world. Read more

Seborga: the self-proclaimed state inside Italy

There are two independent territories in Italy, the Vatican City and the Republic of San Marino. And then there is the self-proclaimed state of Seborga… Read more

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Carnival of Ivrea: the Battle of the Oranges

Carnival in Italy is usually associated with the sophisticated costumes of Venice and the colorful carts of Viareggio, but there’s a place near Turin where locals prefer to fight hard with oranges at this time of the year… Read more

One day in Cremona: things to see and do

Famous for its violin-making tradition, elegant piazzas and delicious torrone (as well as for being the birthplace of fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni), Cremona makes for a great day trip from nearby Milan without the hoards of tourists you would normally find elsewhere in Italy.  Read more

An olive harvest experience in Camogli

Take some friends, a beautiful villa in one of the prettiest villages of the Italian Riviera and an olive grove in the backyard waiting to be harvested: the perfect way to welcome autumn! Read more

The Medieval hamlet of Cornello dei Tasso

A recent weekend in Val Brembana was the occasion to visit one of the Italian villages high on my wishlist of places to visit: Cornello dei Tasso. Read more

Why Bergamo should be on your travel list

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is one of the prettiest towns in Lombardy, yet most travelers arriving at Orio al Serio Airport (one of Northern Italy’s main hubs) simply get a bus to Milan ignoring the place entirely… what a mistake! Read more

A perfect day trip to Pavia

 

My memories of Pavia are mainly linked to the crazy university parties I used to go to a few years ago (well, maybe a little bit more than just a few..). Back then, I had no idea that this cute little town along the via Francigena was a key court in the Italian Renaissance and is a real treasure trove of historic sites… Read more