Domus Artium: Prestigious Dinners at Italian Castles with Renowned Musicians and Chefs

In one of the most beautiful 15th-century Renaissance castles in Europe, Domus Artium debuted its first event. The concept is to host a series of prestigious cultural events focused on classical music performed by internationally-acclaimed soloists, transpiring in historical patrician homes belonging to noble families in Rome and its surroundings with the participation of excellent chefs and winemakers. The first appointment was on the 16th … Continue reading Domus Artium: Prestigious Dinners at Italian Castles with Renowned Musicians and Chefs

Kubla Khan Cocktail Bar: Fusion Cuisine and Mixology in Rome

Speaking about an exotic imagery of mysterious faraway places, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poetic fragment Kubla Khan represents Xanadu, the summer capital of the Yuan dynasty founded by Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. In his fantasy world, there is a pleasure dome where Alph the sacred river runs, caverns, ancient forests, walls, towers, luxurious vegetation, sunless sea and mighty fountains are broached. There are four friends who … Continue reading Kubla Khan Cocktail Bar: Fusion Cuisine and Mixology in Rome

Chorus Cafe Features the Kitchen of Arcangelo Dandini and Mixology of Massimo D’Addezio

As an established haven for mixology seekers in Rome, Chorus Cafè adds an enticing feature to its repertoire. Arcangelo Dandini arrives at the kitchen of Chorus for a new adventure that will unravel a Roman gastronomic culture that goes beyond the large marble bar manned by Mixologist Massimo D’Addezio, the Best Barman in the World in 2009. Arcangelo hails from Rocca Priora, a small town … Continue reading Chorus Cafe Features the Kitchen of Arcangelo Dandini and Mixology of Massimo D’Addezio

Nas-Cëtta: Reviving a Great White Grape of Piedmont That Almost Went Extinct

Nas-cëtta or Nascetta is a semi-aromatic white grape that originates from the small town of Novello in the Piedmont region of Italy. Cultivated in the area for hundreds of years, it almost went extinct if not for the perseverance of a handful of wine producers of Novello who believed in its great capacity to become one of the greatest white wines of the region. It … Continue reading Nas-Cëtta: Reviving a Great White Grape of Piedmont That Almost Went Extinct

Lupinc Winery in Carso: Defining Still and Sparkling Expressions of Vitovska

Prepotto may be a small town but it has the highest concentration of the best wine producers in the province of Trieste most especially the white wines. It is located in the heart of Carso (or Karst in English) in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia which borders Slovenia, Austria and the Adriatic Sea in the northeasternmost part of Italy. Its geographical conformations spans a … Continue reading Lupinc Winery in Carso: Defining Still and Sparkling Expressions of Vitovska

Celebrating Graziano Merotto Who Marks 50 Years of History with Prosecco

The authentic interpreters of Prosecco Superiore on the hills of Conegliano Valdobbuadene still tread through their vineyards manually, always mindful of the health and quality of the grapes that grow in their vines. It’s a tedious work that requires a lot of time and energy but with the immense devotion to the art of winemaking, it is never considered a burden. Graziano Merotto is one … Continue reading Celebrating Graziano Merotto Who Marks 50 Years of History with Prosecco

Casa Mazzucchelli in Bologna: Pizza and Contemporary Cuisine on One Plate

There’s a change of look and a change of format for the Mazzucchelli family in Sasso Marconi, a small town that’s around 15 km from Bologna. After the pandemic, a reshuffling of ideas with more focus have come about in the family’s interest. Casa Mazzucchelli is born, an audacious concept that combines two distinct realities: Marconi Restaurant and Il Mollica, both owned and run by … Continue reading Casa Mazzucchelli in Bologna: Pizza and Contemporary Cuisine on One Plate

Il Vistamare Restaurant of Latina: The Destination of Seafood Gourmet Lovers Outside Rome

An hour from Rome, going southwards for around 70 kilometers is a particular location nestled between Lake Fogliano and the Tyrrhenian Sea housed inside Il Fogliano New Life Hotel, a modern 4-star hotel on the sandy shores of Lido di Latina. From its large glass windows, there’s a view of a limitless horizon where the blueness of the sky meets the sea lending orange streaks … Continue reading Il Vistamare Restaurant of Latina: The Destination of Seafood Gourmet Lovers Outside Rome

Torre a Cona: Tuscan Wine, Food and Hospitality in a Majestic Villa on the Florentine Hills

Driving around Tuscany is a captivating experience as roads can lead to a series of varied panoramic backdrops of neatly-rowed vineyards, olive groves, ancient hamlets, cypress trees standing like soldiers guarding long driveways, dried up mowed fields with scattered bales of hay, and yes, the magnificent medieval castles and villas. In one of the stretches of ancient country roads from Florence to Rignano sull’Arno, stands … Continue reading Torre a Cona: Tuscan Wine, Food and Hospitality in a Majestic Villa on the Florentine Hills

Ricasoli 1141 in Chianti Classico: The Castle, the Baron and the Wine

For almost nine centuries, the Ricasoli family of Castello di Brolio has played a leading role in Tuscany’s history of wine including the conception of Chianti Classico. In the year 1141, there was a written testimony linking the family to wine in the castle making them the first to dedicate themselves to the improvement of agriculture and viticulture after perceiving the great potential of the … Continue reading Ricasoli 1141 in Chianti Classico: The Castle, the Baron and the Wine

Monte in the Istrian Coast of Rovinj, One of Croatia’s Best Restaurants

Rovinj, a beautiful old town in the Istrian coast of Croatia, is home to the first restaurant that received a Michelin star in the country in 2017. Monte Restaurant owned by Chef Danijel Dekić and his wife, Sommelier Tjitske Đekić-Brusse, is a trendy gourmet gem nestled in the narrow cobblestone streets of the coastal town just a stone’s throw away from Sant’Eufemia Cathedral. It’s making … Continue reading Monte in the Istrian Coast of Rovinj, One of Croatia’s Best Restaurants

Fattoria La Leccia in Tuscany: A Family of Women Who Gave New Life to Their Wines

Holm oak is a special kind of tree. It can live up to a thousand years as it spreads its massive and dense umbrella crown giving protection and shield from natural adversity. Its timber is very strong and hard which has been useful carriages and agricultural tools since ancient times, as well as excellent firewood which provides long lasting fire and heat. Its acorns are … Continue reading Fattoria La Leccia in Tuscany: A Family of Women Who Gave New Life to Their Wines

Discovering the Chianti Classico of Casale dello Sparviero

“When my father, in the mid-70s, decided to invest in Tuscany, I was enchanted by the nature that surrounded the farm. I soon realized that behind a bottle of wine there was a world of passion and effort that took years to show its fruits. I tried to pass on the same passion handed down by my father Olindo to Arrigo, my son, firmly convinced … Continue reading Discovering the Chianti Classico of Casale dello Sparviero

Dreaming of a Scintillating Gold Christmas at Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel

This year’s Christmas and New Year holiday season at Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be as fascinating and richer as it was in the past seasons. Tinsels, garlands, stars, snowflakes, ribbons, candles, swags, balls and all things that shimmer in gold contrasted with black, pearl and teal will be decorated in abundance around the hotel to give a joyous festive mood. Inspired by the … Continue reading Dreaming of a Scintillating Gold Christmas at Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel

The Regional Artisan Organic Food and Wine Offerings of Salotto Retrò of Bellegra

At 815 meters asl, the mountain town of Bellegra gives a splendid panorama of the valley below. Bellegra of the Lazio region, sits on Monte Celeste, between the valley of Aniene and Sacco Rivers. Monte Celeste is at the center of an immense amphitheater of mountains making it a predominantly hilly and mountainous territory. Bellegra is about 65 kilometers from Rome, taking about a traveling … Continue reading The Regional Artisan Organic Food and Wine Offerings of Salotto Retrò of Bellegra