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Wine & food experience in Umbria

posted by Home In Italy on November 4th, 2015

Americans prefer Kurni, Sassicaia, Barolo and Amarone (Il Sole 24 Ore) – Milan, 29 May

In the US people like red and high quality wine ‘. “In 2015 we have increased the export by 30%,” says Roberto Angelini, the owern of Properzio Group, a company based in Spello (Umbria) which has been spreading the Italian excellence in the world for seven generations. The United States represents the 50% of Properzio turnover. “Italy has a lot to offer, so much to be the first country to export wine to the US”, continues Mr Angelini, “and when we talk about excellence in the States, we are referring to Kurni, Sassicaia, Barolo, Sagrantino and Amarone”. According to the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), in the 2013 the U.S.A. were the first country in the consumption of wine, with Italy as leader supplier, ahead of France.

Enoteca Properzio is set in an ancient building dating back to 1550 and part of the famous Palazzo dei Canonici, next to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, in Spello. Legend has it that here lived and worked Pinturicchio, one of the greatest Italian artist of the 1400. The Enoteca offers different areas, for private wine tasting and excellent cooking classes.
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10 towns to visit in Italy during Autumn

posted by Home In Italy on November 3rd, 2015

Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, the avant-garde of the ’900 are all in Genoa for an exhibition event hosted at Palazzo Ducale. From the impressionists to Picasso, the exhibition consists of 52 masterpieces coming from the Detroit Institute of Arts which will remain in the city until next 10th April 2016.

A perfect opportunity to spend a weekend in Genoa: walk along the medieval center, visit the Palazzi Rolli (the aristocratic buildings of the city), stop to eat pasta with pesto, chicken and tripe.

10 towns to visit in Italy during Autumn

posted by Home In Italy on October 22nd, 2015

There is one good reason to visit the medieval town of Alba during autumn: until November 15th there is the White Truffle Fair, which is not only a very good excuse to taste the best dishes of Piedmont and its wines, but also to discover a new cultural and artistic side of this village and the Langhe area.
the white truffle fair until the 15 of November
During the fair, in fact, there will be parades, exhibitions, concerts. There’s something for everyone!

landscape of the Piedimont countryside

10 towns to visit in Italy during Autumn

posted by Home In Italy on October 20th, 2015

Fill your eyes with beauty, visit a city of art. You will be happier, because art has the power to inspire us and fill us with hope. It is a therapy and here are the top 10 Italian towns to visit in Autumn.

The Museum of the Violin, the Baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta considered the Sistine Chapel of the north Italy for its frescoes of the ’500, and the maze of narrow streets with craft shops. Cremona is a perfect destination for slow travellers, to live gently in the Autumn, more than ever.

The muesum of violin
This year the traditional Festa del Torrone begins on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of October and continues from the 21st to 29th of November, with tastings, cooking shows and stands in the most beautiful corners of the city, from the Town Hall Square to the Loggia dei Militi.
interesting places to visit: Cremona