Designer Outlets in Italy

While I revel in writing about Renaissance art, medieval villages, and Ancient Rome on this site, I know that one reason visitors come to Italofile is for information about shopping — in particular, outlet shopping. This post is based on…

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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…

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 Oltrepò 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 Milan’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.

Dario Fo "Earthquake in L'Aquila"

Milan Invites Visitors to Discover the Art of Nobel Winner Dario Fo

Next month, the Italy Blogging Roundtable will celebrate our first anniversary. Jessica, Alexandra, Gloria, Rebecca, and I have enjoyed tackling a new topic each month, and we’ve especially enjoyed hearing from readers. In fact, we were so pleased with how…

Saint Michael at the Sanctuary of Saint Michael in Puglia

Seven Longobard Sites Newest Additions to UNESCO Heritage List

Last month, UNESCO inscribed Italy’s newest World Heritage sites: The Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.). Treated as one entity, these seven sites stretch from as far north as Castelseprio, a small village in Lombardy where is…