Cappello Alpino

Italy’s Alpini Corps: The Traditions Beyond the Feathered Cap

The grey felt cap adorned with a black raven feather worn by old northern Italian men and some modern-day camouflaged troops is known as the Cappello Alpino. This recognizable cap signifies that the wearer is or was a member of…

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Hello Kitty Wine

Hello Kitty Wine Is the Latest Vintage from Italian Winery

Hello Kitty wine is a real thing. I know some of you will hate this and others will want to snatch some up just for the novelty of it all. Apparently, Torti Winery, located in the Oltrep├▓ Pavese hills of…

Taking a break near the Milano Duomo

The Milano Duomo, Inside and Out

Over the weekend, I finally got the chance to check out┬áMilan’s famed Duomo, that jagged, Gothic behemoth that defines the city’s traditional skyline. Also known as Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary of the Nativity), the Duomo is the second largest…

Adopt a Spire on the Milano Duomo

Help preserve the Gothic spires of the Milano Duomo via the new Adopt a Spire initiative.