June 26 2009 / Places

The Big Guy


Locals call him Carlone, (big Carlo, pronounced Car-low-nayh), and for over 200 years his statue, on a hilltop in Arona,

October 22 2008 / Local Interest

Home to Violins and Cellos


In Cremona, Stradavari is known to have made the finest violins in history. Italian violinmakers of the 17th and 18th

May 13 2008 / Events

The Mille Miglia


We don’t know if Enzo Ferrari was correct when he defined it “the world’s greatest road race”. But in Italy