November 24 2016 / Local Interest

Santo Sgeveno…

Italy

(A tradition in its own right by this point, we are glad to re-publish this note for all the new


November 16 2016 / Local Interest

Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Viganella, Piemonte

This small town is located near the Swiss border about 120 kms. from Torino, in the Piemonte region. Piemonte means


November 8 2016 / Uncategorized

Eccoci!

Rome, Lazio

Dear friends, Eccoci! (Here we are) Thank you for your loooong patience and inquiries. Until now, I have been busy


July 26 2016 / Food & Wine

Summer recipe: Pomodori al Riso

Italy

This one is so simple, we were unsure whether to even call it a recipe. And yet nothing says summer


July 14 2016 / Places

The Well of Santa Maria in Via

Rome, Lazio

427 churches in Rome and close to 2,000 years of Christianity means no end to the number of miraculous events


July 7 2016 / Art & Archaeology

A Madonna Unveiled

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July 4 2016 / Local Interest

Forza Gelato

Chicago, IL

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June 30 2016 / Food & Wine

Il Bico

Piazze, Tuscany

Always on the lookout for a local sagra (food festival) when visiting the countryside, it became evident that the Sagra


June 28 2016 / Art & Archaeology

The Purple Codex

Rossano, Calabria

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June 21 2016 / Local Interest

Jewelry for Feet

Salerno, Campania

Summertime is here again, and ItalianNotebook is offering Maestro Gaetano‘s stunning handmade sandals again through our online store, ItalianConnections! These


June 20 2016 / Art & Archaeology

The Queen’s Chambers

Nichelino, Piemonte

After 13 years, and a full restoration, the queen’s chambers opens up once again at the Palazzina di Caccia di


June 14 2016 / Art & Archaeology

The Tonietti Mausoleum

Cavo, Tuscany

Day trip to Cavo. Why not? It was simply one of the destinations of the various ferries leaving Piombino on


June 2 2016 / Events

THE Parade

Rome, italy

Today is a holiday in Italy, the Festa della Repubblica in celebration of the referendum which took place on June


June 1 2016 / Food & Wine

An Ounce (of Grana Padano) a Day…

Piacenza, Emilia Romagna

…as per the title, that’s all you need to keep the doctor away! (Grana Padano is Parmigiano Reggiano’s more humble


May 23 2016 / Events

Dimore Storiche

Piemonte

Historic homes… for the second year running, this Sunday the Piemonte chapter of the Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane held an


May 18 2016 / Art & Archaeology

More ruins… again!

Rome, Lazio

Rome’s new subway line la Metro C (which is still under construction), has now officially become “The Most Expensive Subway


May 13 2016 / Food & Wine

Carciofi Extravaganza

Riotorto, Tuscany

A must if you’re ever in the area in early May! The four weekend long Sagra del Carciofo just took


May 9 2016 / Local Interest

A Hole in the Ground

Colline Metallifere, Tuscany

That the area was always rich in minerals is well known. Its long history since the bronze age as a


May 2 2016 / Events

Running Red

Rome, Lazio

On Friday, April 29th, the association Aiuto alla Chiesa che Soffre (Assist the Suffering Church) held a unique event at


April 26 2016 / Events

A Very Italian Celebration

Italy

Yesterday was the Festa della Liberazione, a holiday celebrating the end of the German military occupation of Italy in World


April 21 2016 / Art & Archaeology

Birthday gift

Rome, Lazio

On April 21st every year, Rome celebrates its birthday, il Natale di Roma. (lit. the Nativity of Rome; legend holds


April 14 2016 / Events

La Settimana del Design

Milan, Lombardia

Back in 1961, Italian furniture makers decided to hold their own trade show in Milan. Humble beginnings… the first event


April 12 2016 / Art & Archaeology

S. M. Antiqua Un- and Re- Covered

Rome, Lazio

There is a new/old stop on your next Forum visit. How new? About two weeks since it has opened to


April 6 2016 / Art & Archaeology

Siponto Basilica… redux

Manfredonia, Puglia

Outside Manfredonia, a small coastal town in Puglia on “the spur” of “the boot,” lies Siponto, an ancient port of