Italy, Italian Culture and Lifestyle recounted by an inside source
I'm Sara, a Northern Italian with experience in Italy's travel industry and hospitality sector. Other than the classic travel tips, in my blog I mainly share cultural and lifestyle aspects of the Belpaese, that often elude tourists, yet make our country unique.
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The Holy Shroud of Turin is the most important Christian relic that we have in Italy. It is also, without a doubt, the most controversial one. But, why is that? To learn more about its history, the places and the studies connected with it, check this article!
If you’ve been visiting Italy from some time now, I guess you are aware of the culinary differences between the regions (and even towns) and you know it’s clever to try local dishes when in a specific territory (as it always should be). In this post you will find a list of dishes you should taste while in South Tyrol.
The Ulten Valley – known in German as Ultental and in Italian as Val d’Ultimo – is an amazing and not-to-be-missed spot for sports – and nature lovers. Thanks to a local policy that promotes the preservation of rural architecture and the fact that it is still unexplored by mass tourism, it is considered one of the most authentic valleys in South Tyrol.
Rice is not something considered especially “Italian”, but it surely has an interesting story within the country that was able to valorise it through the art of “risotto”. Let’s discover some interesting facts about rice in Italy and some mouthwatering recipes!
Bolzano, capital of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, always ranks on top of the chart of the “most liveable cities in Italy” and it’s mostly known for the Christmas Market and Ötzi-the Iceman. But there’s more than that. Bolzano is a city literally split between its Italian and German soul and often misunderstood within its own country. Want to learn more about its history and discover what there is to visit? Keep reading!
Everywhere you look on the Internet, you’ll find the supposed holy commandment of the Italian coffee culture: never drink cappuccino after 11 am. But is there such a rule in real life or is it just a slogan born on the Internet where messages must be concise and catchy? The truth, as always, is in between.
It’s February, the month of love, and Kristie, Kelly and Jasmine encouraged us to write about “Romance in Italy”. I will join the Dolcevitabloggers Linkup by sharing a legend born in my territory that involves two star-crossed lovers and a mountain literally cut in half. Welcome to the realm of the Montagna Spaccata.