Entries by Maurizio Giovannelli

Cinque Terre

The “Cinque Terre” (five lands) are a stretch of coast of the Ligurian Riviera in the territory of the province of La Spezia, where there are five ancient villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Since 1997 they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and thanks to the geographical characteristics of the […]

Zermatt – Matterhorn

The Matterhorn, at the border between Italy and Switzerland is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak whose summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europa. The first ascent of the Matterhorn was in 1865 from Zermatt and ended when four of its seven members fell to their deaths on the descent. […]

Pompeii

Pompeii is a Italian municipality in the province of Naples. It was a Roman city and now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 24 August, 79 AD, a volcano called Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the city and its people, killing 2,000 of them. Recent research has questioned the day of the eruption, […]

Bernina Express

The Bernina Express is one of the oldest European Railway lines, it covers the route between Tirano (Italy), St.Moritz and Coira and is managed by the Swiss railway company “Ferrovia Retica”. It was invented at the end of the 19th century by local engineers, who had the brilliant idea of connecting the main alpine areas […]

Boccadasse – Genova

The ancient village of Boccadasse lies at the eastern end of the main promenade of the city of Genoa, Corso Italia. Here you can find colourful houses, rounded cobblestones, fishing boats and fishermen nets on the small beach, stone staircases and unforgettable ice creams, but also restaurants where you can taste typical dishes and have […]

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano-Reggiano is an Italian hard, granular cheese produced from cow’s milk and aged at least 12 months. It is named after the producing areas, the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, the part of Bologna west of the Reno river, Modena and the part of Mantova on the right/south bank of the Po river. Parmigiano is […]

10 things to know about Milan

Everyone knows that Milan is the Italian capital of fashion and design, that it is the location of the famous Milan Cathedral, or Duomo as it’s known, as well as the Teatro alla Scala Opera House. Here are a few more interesting facts about Milan you should know: 1- Milan has the most skyscrapers in […]

Turin, the city of chocolate!

We can say that Turin is the Italian capital of chocolate and that is a fact. Wandering through the streets of the city between historic and ancient cafes and new chocolate shops, the Piedmontese capital is a triumph of chocolates (from the legendary gianduiotti to delicious cremini), hot chocolates, sweets covered or filled with what […]

Milan – Aperol Terrace

Aperol Spritz, also called just Spritz, is an Italian wine-based cocktail, commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy. It consists of prosecco, Aperol and soda water. The Aperol Spritz became widely popular outside of Italy around 2018 and was ranked as the world’s 9th bestselling cocktail in 2019 by the website Drinks International. Spritz […]