How Chiesa del Carmine Revived the Excellence of an Abandoned Viticultural Umbrian Valley

Unseen from the main roads is a valley as big as 124 hectares of cultivated land with rows of vineyards and olive orchards surrounded by natural woodlands. Unpaved white roads bring you to the heart of this valley, Chiesa del Carmine, the wine producer that has been taking out wines highlighting the excellence of the territory which has been acclaimed in the past for the … Continue reading How Chiesa del Carmine Revived the Excellence of an Abandoned Viticultural Umbrian Valley

Holiday in Umbria, Italy: Green Valley at Casa San Gabriel and Lakefront at Lang’s Lake House

It’s typical of Umbria to end up in unpaved white roads that take you deep into the valleys where the roads seem endless and no structures are in sight. The further you go, your destination becomes more secluded. But that’s Umbria, a lesser-known region in central Italy that is bordered by Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche. It is fondly referred to as the Green Heart … Continue reading Holiday in Umbria, Italy: Green Valley at Casa San Gabriel and Lakefront at Lang’s Lake House

Don Pasquale Restaurant of Hotel Maalot in Rome: The 19th-Century Residence of Opera Composer Donizetti

Once the home of Gaetano Donizetti between 1828 to 1837, this place had an enchanting melodious air pervading the walls coming from the mind of one of the most significant Italian opera composers of all-time. Out of all his 75 operatic works, one of his most famous masterpieces is the opera buffa Don Pasquale which has been regarded as the highest point of the opera … Continue reading Don Pasquale Restaurant of Hotel Maalot in Rome: The 19th-Century Residence of Opera Composer Donizetti

Italian Farm Stay at Agriturismo Regio Tratturo with Homegrown Ingredients and Local Home Cooking

Sometimes navigators take you to the least expected side roads, most often the paths less trodden, which can end up in harrowing conditions and that’s the time when you swear you will never take those shortcuts again. But unpredictably, at the end of it all, you can be rewarded with a picturesque view. There are two roads that take you to Agriturismo Regio Tratturo, the … Continue reading Italian Farm Stay at Agriturismo Regio Tratturo with Homegrown Ingredients and Local Home Cooking

The Second Daniele Gourmet of Giuseppe Maglione Opens in Salerno

Daniele Gourmet finds its second new home in the city of Salerno. Still in the same region of Campania, the first Daniele Gourmet of Giuseppe Maglione was opened in the town of Avellino in 2016. But this new pizzeria has a bright and refreshing look. Its position along the tree-lined Lungomare Trieste fronting the sea complements the atmosphere of the place, perhaps even the mood. … Continue reading The Second Daniele Gourmet of Giuseppe Maglione Opens in Salerno

Bistrot La Perla, A Convivial Tyrolean Corner in Hotel La Perla of Corvara

At La Perla Hotel, think about easing up and enjoying good food from simple to contemporary at the Bistrot La Perla. The dining room has a Tyrolean style interior with dark wood, plush red seats, stone and chandeliers with a large circular wooden bar centrally placed in the room. Cozily tucked in a corner of the town of Corvara in the Dolomites, the bistrot is … Continue reading Bistrot La Perla, A Convivial Tyrolean Corner in Hotel La Perla of Corvara

Velt: The Roman Chocolate Dream World of Livia Tommasino

Where there’s chocolate, there’s happiness. This proves true at the artisan chocolate shop that recently opened last December in Rome. Velt is located in the Marconi district of the capital and behind this is an all-female structure owned by the twenty-two year old maître chocolatier Livia Tommasino. With her life entirely focused on chocolate-making, Livia has programmed her studies towards her dream of becoming a … Continue reading Velt: The Roman Chocolate Dream World of Livia Tommasino

Essenza, The Starred Restaurant of Simone Nardoni in Terracina

When Simone Nardoni moved Essenza to the seaside town of Terracina from Pontinia in 2019, he started to accumulate feathers in his cap. Not long after the relocation, he became a part of the JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs, a prestigious association of chefs of fine dining restaurants around the globe that safeguard their territory with the highest level of quality. A year later, in December 2020, a … Continue reading Essenza, The Starred Restaurant of Simone Nardoni in Terracina

What’s the Next Chapter After Culinaria im Farmerkreuz for Stefan and Manfred Kofler?

As the Latin saying has it “per Aspera ad astra” that is through adversities we will reach the stars, the exceptionality, the dream that has always been kept in the drawer. There is a dream shared by two brothers from South Tyrol, in the village of Tirol, on the hills of Merano: Manfred and Stefan Kofler, who in 2008 gave life to their personal aspiration … Continue reading What’s the Next Chapter After Culinaria im Farmerkreuz for Stefan and Manfred Kofler?

High Up on the Dolomites at AlpiNN Food Space and Restaurant of Norbert Niederkofler

When Norbert Niederkofler, Executive Chef of three Michelin-starred restaurant St. Hubertus initiated Cook The Mountain, he had a clear project of offering pure gastronomic cuisine that is strongly rooted to the territory using the local and seasonal resources it offers. Precarious perhaps for the philosophy that seems so limiting to a starred restaurant but instead, he received a third star in 2018, was included in … Continue reading High Up on the Dolomites at AlpiNN Food Space and Restaurant of Norbert Niederkofler

Tenuta di Fiorano: The Story of a Prince Who Fell in Love with Winemaking in Rome

The story of Tenuta di Fiorano evolves around a prince who fell in love with something quite unexpected: winemaking. It all starts in 1946 with Prince Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi, who comes from one of Itay’s oldest noble families with a line of eighteen noble titles when he took over his family’s 200-hectare land outside Rome. The second among the eight children of Prince Francesco Boncompagni … Continue reading Tenuta di Fiorano: The Story of a Prince Who Fell in Love with Winemaking in Rome

Arnolfo Ristorante of Colle di Val d’Elsa: Fine Dining Weekend Stay in the Tuscan Hills

In the silence of the Tuscan hills, nestled among the cobbled streets of the medieval town of Colle di Val d’Elsa, there is a small jewel that overlooks a breathtaking view: the Arnolfo Ristorante. Probably inspired by Arnolfo di Cambio, a sculptor, architect and artist who lived in Colle di Val d’Elsa during the thirteenth century, Arnolfo Ristorante also has at the basis of all … Continue reading Arnolfo Ristorante of Colle di Val d’Elsa: Fine Dining Weekend Stay in the Tuscan Hills

Mignon alle Mura: A New Food Space In Front of the Servian Wall at Roma Termini Railway Station

While waiting for your train and having a bite with one of the world’s most ancient walls as your view, is an unparalleled experience. There’s nothing like it. The newly-opened Mignon alle Mura, designed by the AMW Architetti Associati Studio, actually has aimed to enhance the Servian Wall, one of the most precious archaeological ruins in Rome that makes Termini a unique railway station in … Continue reading Mignon alle Mura: A New Food Space In Front of the Servian Wall at Roma Termini Railway Station

Briziarelli Winery: Umbrian Wines Focused on Quality and Territory

A multifaceted entrepreneur, Pio Briziarielli stepped into the field of farming in the early twentieth century in his locality in Umbria. He took on different branches in agriculture from the cultivation of vineyards and the process of vinification in the old family cellar in Marsciano, the breeding of Chianina cows in the San Gemini area, and the cultivation of olive groves. These are the establishing … Continue reading Briziarelli Winery: Umbrian Wines Focused on Quality and Territory

L’Asinello: One of the Best Restaurants in Italy in a Small Town of Sixty in Chianti

L’Asinello is not your usual Michelin-starred restaurant. It is housed in an old barn in the small 9th-century town of Villa a Sesta, a fraction of Castelnuovo Berardenga, where the population is just sixty, surrounded the iconic endless rows of vineyards. You can go around this tiny town in just a few minutes and one of its nearest neighbors is another Michelin-starred restaurant of 20 … Continue reading L’Asinello: One of the Best Restaurants in Italy in a Small Town of Sixty in Chianti