TRA CASTELLI E CAVALLI

Mi sono svegliata questa mattina e ho trovato tra le email la notifica di una recensione di una coppia canadese…

ARTIC CIRCLE, THE MOST FESTIVE PLACE ON EARTH

Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas relics lie in Bari Cathedral in Italy. Once again Italy has a hidden treasure that has not been able to exploit. – – - Christmas come only once a year for most people around the World, but near the Arctic Circle in Finland, Santa Claus stays busy all year around. Welcome in Rovaniemi, FInland, Santa’s hometown of the legendary gift-giver who travels around the world every year to deliver millions of presents. BBC reported that Santa receives cloase to 30.000 letters a day during the peak holiday season from boys and girls asking for special gifts and people come from all over the world to experience the magic of his presencein The Santa Claus Village gives kids, but adults alike, the chance to come face to face with Santa…

ROME BITS FOR 2024 OLIMPIC SUMMER GAMES

Rome Fontana Trevi

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced today, during the Coni’s ceremony of the Golden Collars and the Gold and Silver Stars of Sports Merit, that Rome will propose a cost-conscious bid to host the 2024 Olympics Summer Games. The decision comes two years after Italy refused to bid for the 2020 Games because of financial concerns under then-premier Mario Monti that refused to provide financial backing. The new bid comes with Italy’s economy still stagnant and the corruption scandal in Rome but Renzi declared today: “Italy too often seems hesitant and it’s unacceptable not to try.” The Italian capital’s competitors to host the event could include Washington, D.C, Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Kiev, Doha and Istanbul. As honest Italian citizen, I’m – like many others Italians – worry about the future of my Country…

PARKS, A PROJECT FOR BEAUTY

Solomeo

Brunello Cucinelli is not only one of the most exclusive casual-chic fashion brands in the world, well known for its cashmere products, but is a man who has always dreamed of creating useful work for an important objective, an example to follow for many who speak but do not transform the words into action. His group combines its Italian heritage, outstanding quality and superb artisan craftsmanship with great creativity, contemporary style and an entrepreneurial model based on values such as the dignity of people and the dignity of work, which allows it to successfully combine efficient business practices with its social mission. One of the last is “A Project for Beauty” a plan for the creation of three parks beneath the ancient village of Solomeo, near Perugia, which was turned into the company…

SLOW FOOD FAIR IN TURIN

slow food

The International Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre event is coming back to Turin, this year in its 10th edition, from October 23-27, 2014. Organized by Slow Food, the region of Piedmont and the city of Turin in collaboration with the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies,the five-day event brings the global network for good, clean and fair food together to share their experiences, knowledge and food cultures in conferences, taste workshops, dinner dates and children’s activities. The diversity of the Slow Food movement is showcased in the International Marketplace of small-scale artisan producers, where 1,000 exhibitors from 130 countries will present their products to the more than 300,000 visitors expected to attend this year’s event. The 10th edition of Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, in Turin’s trade fair Centre…

FIAT IS MOVING INTERNATIONALLY

Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA makes today its Wall Street debut hifting the carmaker’s center of gravity away from Italy. Fiat Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino has held a leading role in the automotive industry since its inception in 1899, at the dawn of Italian industrialization. In the photo the model Fiat 124 Spider (1966), a car that marks the history of my family, as well as many Fiat models are part of the lives of many Italians, cars that have helped to change deeply Italy, its countryside and its cities. Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said at last Geneva Motor show that “Fiat has never left Italy, we are moving internationally”. Fiat Chrysler is the seventh-largest auto company in the world and with it’s new role the new company want to…

BAROLO BOYS, THE MOVIE

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Ask anyone if they know Barolo and they will probably say yes. Now one of the most famous red wines in the world, that 30 years ago was unknown even in its production region, the beautiful Langhe (just nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site), is a movie. Langhe, northwestern Italy, with their rolling hills covered with vineyards and topped with villages and medieval castles of red brick is one of the daily trips that I always recommended to my guests in Ecotoursim Podere Borgo di Vigoleno®, to spend a special day in a countryside that combines the serenity of the scenery, the beauty of the architecture, the pleasure of the senses and the cheerful, lively atmosphere that reigns in the wine cellars and restaurants. Barolo’s current success is mainly due to…

NEW EATALY STORE IN PIACENZA

Eataly Piacenza

A new Eataly store opened in Piacenza, in Stradone Farnese in an ancient historic place, the Cavallerizza, the heart of the Piacenza Renaissance, around 1543. The store Eataly in Piacenza, 2500 mq, is dedicated to the Biodiversity of the Italian Province on 2 floors, 1 teaching room, 500 products for sale and 60 employees. Eataly’s first store was opened in Turin in 2007. The goal is to introduce a new way of distributing high quality agricultural products, inspired by leitmotifs as such as sustainability, responsibility and sharing. Eataly is about eating Italian food, but not it’s not just about Italian food. That “Italian” way of indulging at the table is the result of the extent to which Italians enjoy excellent Mediterranean cuisine combined with Italy’s food and wine culture and history, the easy reproduction…