GUIDE TO ITALIAN LIVING

The Fourth Magi
Artaban’s Journey

The Fourth Magi

We all know about the three "Magi" who brought gifts to the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. However, hardly anyone knows the little-told story of Artaban, the...

Saint Sylvester, history and legend
The night that takes...

Saint Sylvester, history and legend

Sylvester was the 33rd pope of the Roman Church. It would seem that he died on 31 December, 335, and united a lengthy ministry in one of the most disjointed...

Christmas with the family
The story of food stories

Christmas with the family

Knowing how to handle Christmas 2020 is a feat of acrobatics: on one hand, there’s an obsession with the safety measures that greatly deprive us...

My Tuscan Christmas
Turkeys and tortellini...

My Tuscan Christmas

To this day, my mother-in-law still talks about the tacchinella and my Mum about the tortellini served in salty broth. Flying during the festive season...

Giving back: MiaDi Project

Close to the Meyer Children’s...

Giving back: MiaDi Project


The MiaDi Project began in 2015 with one simple yet important goal: giving back. Two sets of parents had experienced months of fear and despondency together...

Oderzo, history and water
A treasure trove on the...

Oderzo, history and water

Cross the Piave, but before you reach the Livenza. They might be waterways with different capacities, but they are no less part of the geography of northeastern...

Florence’s wine holes
Past, present and future

Florence’s wine holes

You can find them all over Tuscany. There’s almost 200 of them and there’s even one in Piedmont. Most of them are in Florence, especially nestled...