November 5 2009 / Food & Wine

The Legend of Risotto alla Milanese

Milano, Lombardia

It was September 1574, and Milan’s cathedral, the Duomo, had been under construction for almost two hundred years. By then,


July 16 2009 / Food & Wine

La Grattachecca

Rome

In Rome, the summer heat has the timing of a naughty child ( it hits as soon as vacations start


June 17 2009 / Local Interest

Wall-E Exists, And He Is Italian!

Pisa

While walking through the streets of Pisa as of April this year, you might have encountered five foot tall green


May 6 2009 / Local Interest

The Man Behind the Mask

Rione Sanita', Napoli

Brunello Leone was an architect who gave up his career in 1978. He did not win the lottery, nor did


April 28 2009 / Local Interest

Sons of… Wolf

Rome

Just like the city itself, Rome’s history too is a multi-layered tangle of stories and legends with Rome’s birth itself


April 3 2009 / Events

Fun Run

Rome

Few marathons involve chihuauas, couples in ski gear, little kids, orchestras and free cartons of great Italian milk. One such


March 20 2009 / Local Interest

The non-Campaign

Rome

Your brave journalist was prevented from taking pictures for this Note, chased and almost run over by two angry women


March 4 2009 / Local Interest

In Ritardo – The Bus

Italy

At some point in Italy, you will be obliged to take the bus. Here you will encounter two opposite –


February 26 2009 / Food & Wine

Italia Express

Brescia

He didn’t paint the Sistine Chapel, fight for the unification of Italy, or invent the radio. Yet in 1933, Alfonso