Colomba: the story of Italy's Easter cake

Colomba di Pasqua is a firm Easter tradition in Italy. The traditional 'dove-shaped' Colomba di Pasqua or Colomba pasquale has been a firm fixture on the Easter calendar in Italy for almost a century...

Italy celebrates Carbonara Day on 6 April

Classic Roman dish celebrated in the largest "spaghetti social in the world." Carbonara, one of the signature dishes of Roman cuisine, is being celebrated in Italy and around the world with the annua...

In Italy, a chocolate festival in honour of St Valentine

Cioccolentino chocolate festival returns to Terni in the Umbria region of Italy. The 2022 edition of the Cioccolentino festival takes place in the Umbrian town of Terni, in honour of St Valentine’s D...

O'Tacos launches in Italy with first outlet in Rome

Italy's first O'Tacos will be in RomaEst shopping mall. O'Tacos, the French fast food chain founded in 2007, launches in Italy with its first outlet in Rome before branching out to other major Italia...

Italians rank 11 top food crimes against their cuisine

Italians speak up over 'crimes' committed against their national cuisine around the world. Italy may be celebrated for its cuisine around the world but it turns out that the world is "doing Italian f...

McDonald's to open 200 new outlets in Italy by 2025

Italy is currently home to more than 600 McDonald's outlets. American fast-food giant McDonald's plans to open 200 new outlets and hire 12,000 staff in Italy by 2025. This is what the new chief ex...

Rome celebrates the much-loved Maritozzo

Rome holds 2021 edition of Maritozzo Day.Maritozzo Day, Rome's annual tribute the maritozzo, takes place in the capital on Saturday 4 December. Now in its fifth edition, Maritozzo Day is devoted to c...

Where are the Best Bars in Italy?

Seven bars in Italy make the Top 100 global list: four in Rome, three in Milan. Rome's Drink Kong has been ranked in 10th place in the global Top 500 Bars 2021, a major achievement for a bar that ope...

'Mamma of Tiramisù' dies in Italy

Italy's 'Tiramisù couple' Alba and Ado Campeol die within days of each other. Alba Di Pillo, who is credited with inventing tiramisù, has died just days after her husband, Ado Campeol. Together th...

Italy bids farewell to Ado Campeol, father of Tiramisù

The origins of tiramisù are traced back to Treviso restaurant. Ado Campeol, hailed by the Italian media as "il papà di Tiramisù", has died aged 93. Campeol was the owner of the historic Alle Becch...

In France, Italian mozzarella outsells camembert

Mozzarella knocks camembert off the soft cheese throne in France. French appetites may be changing when it comes to soft cheese, with Italian mozzarella outselling camembert for the first time. Th...

Gordon Ramsay: 'Greek cuisine is better than Italian cuisine'

News of Ramsay's verdict reaches Italy where it has not gone down well. Gordon Ramsay, the British celebrity chef, has ruffled feathers in Italy by stating that Greek cuisine is superior to Italian c...

Five Guys to open in Rome Termini station

Five Guys comes to Rome after Milan. Five Guys, the world-famous American burger chain, will open its first Rome branch in the capital's central Termini train station on Monday 4 October. The arri...

Rome revives ancient Vinalia wine harvest festival in Botanic Gardens

Rome's Botanic Garden hosts Vendemmiata Romana. Rome will evoke the atmosphere of the ancient Vinalia rustica wine harvest festival by staging a 'Vendemmiata Romana' at the Botanic Gardens from 17-19...

Sting opens pizzeria and wine bar in Tuscany

Il Palagio pizzeria will serve produce from Sting’s Tuscan vineyard. Sting, the British pop legend and long-term Italy resident, has launched a pizzeria at his vineyard in the heart of Tuscany, he an...
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