July 18 2016 / Food & Wine

Milan, Seafood Capital of Italy

Milan, Lombardia

There is “luogo comune” (commonplace saying/knowledge) in Milan that holds “il miglior pesce non si mangia al mare, si mangia


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


March 23 2016 / Places

Oramala

Oramala, Lombardia

Some of the most famous trovatori (troubadours) of the Provence came to visit here and sang their canzone, songs to


January 28 2016 / Local Interest

The Station Master

Tradate, Lombardia

Andrea Albisetti, born in 1885 and station master of Tradate (a town between Varese and Milan), was a model government


June 16 2015 / Local Interest

Ponte della Becca

Pavia, Lombardia

South of Pavia two of the main rivers of the North of Italy, the Ticino and the Po, merge to


June 9 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Leonardo Extravaganza

Milano, Lombardia

Ok, granted, Pietro Marani and Maria Teresa Fiorio ARE considered the world’s foremost da Vinci experts… but how do you


May 14 2015 / Art & Archaeology

The Palazzi of Corso Venezia

Milano, Lombardia

The palazzi of Corso Venezia… Each one represents a different architectural period making this a truly majestic road which appears


April 14 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Teodolinda’s Chapel

Great news, another masterpiece is restored! In this case saved, actually. The fresco was detaching in multiple points from the


March 26 2015 / Art & Archaeology

Mantegna’s Camera degli Sposi

Mantova, Lombardia

The Palazzo Ducale of Mantova is one of those places that we could write notes about for a year and


March 25 2015 / Local Interest

The Battle of Pavia

Pavia, Lombardia

On February the 24th, 1525, exactly 490 years ago now, the decisive battle that determined the supremacy over Northern Italy


March 19 2015 / Places

The Great Roof

Milano, Lombardia

Forget for a second that the train hurtling you across the country at upwards of 200 miles per hour is


February 11 2015 / Local Interest

Italian Roads

Oltrepo' Pavese, Lombardia

In hilly areas such as ours, the Oltrepò Pavese wine region in Lombardy, the strade provinciali (local roads) suffer a


November 21 2014 / Art & Archaeology

A Ladies’ Get-together

Milan, Lombardia

You are invited to a get-together with four ladies in Milan. Straightforward? Yes. But there’s subtext too. This being Milan,


September 8 2014 / Food & Wine

Vendemmia

Oltrepo' Pavese, Lombardia

Walking in the vineyards regularly allows one to see the grapes maturing, from the negligibly small flowers (if you haven’t


June 25 2014 / Places

The Cerchia dei Navigli

Milan, Lombardia

Another note on Milan, the beautiful city that is the setting of our recently published gastronomic murder mystery, The Revenge


June 11 2014 / Places

Piazza Mercanti

Milan, Lombardia

Another note on Milan, the beautiful city that is the setting of our recently published gastronomic murder mystery, The Revenge


June 5 2014 / Local Interest

Milan’s Coolest Shortcut

Milano, Lombardia

Here’s another note on Milan, the beautiful city that is the setting of our recently published gastronomic murder mystery, The


May 22 2014 / Art & Archaeology

The Pinacoteca di Brera

Milan, Lombardia

Here’s another note on Milan, the beautiful city that is the setting of our recently published gastronomic murder mystery, The


May 14 2014 / Places

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Milano, Lombardia

Here’s another note on Milan, the beautiful city that is the setting of our recently published gastronomic murder mystery, The


May 7 2014 / Places

Milan’s Secret (Urban Jungle) Garden

Milano, Lombardia

Here’s another note on Milan, the beautiful city that is the setting of our recently published gastronomic murder mystery, The


May 5 2014 / Places

Close to Paradise in Bagarello

Bagarello Lombardia

The chickens are roaming around in the garden below the terrace where I am sitting. They must be very happy,


April 30 2014 / Food & Wine

The Humble yet Almighty Polpetta

Milan, Lombardia

This note on polpette is related to our recently published gastronomic murder mystery, The Revenge of the Milanese Butcher! (Please


April 23 2014 / Places

Leonardo’s Canal Gates

Milan, Lombardia

We’re excited to bring you a note-a-week on Milan given that this beautiful city is the setting of our recently


April 11 2014 / Food & Wine

The Revenge of the Milanese Butcher

Milan, Lombardia

ItalianNotebook Press (yes, Press!) is proud to present Anthinula Tori’s first installment in the… Gertrude Wine & the Food Murder Mystery