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Cappello Alpino

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

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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 the Alpini, an elite corps of the Italian army that is most closely associated with World War I and is the oldest mountain infantry in the world.

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

Hello Kitty Wine

Hello Kitty Wine Is the Latest Vintage from Italian Winery

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Hello Kitty Wine

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.

Torti Winery, located in the Oltrepò Pavese hills of Italy’s Lombardy region has been working on a Hello Kitty wine since 2007, putting aside special Chardonnay and Pinot Nero grapes to create several different variety of wines (including a perfectly pink one).

Hello Kitty Wine Is the Latest Vintage from Italian Winery

Milan Duomo

The Milano Duomo, Inside and Out

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Milan’s famed Duomo, also known as Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary of the Nativity), is that jagged, Gothic behemoth that defines the city’s traditional skyline. The Duomo is the second largest church in Italy (second only to Saint Peter’s in size) and it took more than 500 years to complete, with more than 78 architects and engineers heading the project from its groundbreaking in 1386 to its completion in 1965.

The Milano Duomo, Inside and Out