Despite being a very beautiful town, founded by the Romans (whose trace are still today visible in the roman bridge over the Dora Baltea river) under the name Eporedia, and despite being the birth place of Arduino, a man who was crowned the first king of Italy in 1002 (whose castle is still towering on the hill above the city), Ivrea has been a hub of the modern industrial production for a long period of time, spanning from the early 1900s up to the 1980s. Many city have an industrial past so why should Ivrea count more than others? The Unesco Committee provides us with the response.
Do you like breadsticks? Those long crispy sticks that are always displayed on the tables of every restaurant of Italy were created in Torino...and there's a nice story behind it which involves the Duke of Savoy Victor Amadeus II, a smart doctor and a local baker.
Through the centuries there have been many genocides, at every corner of the planet. The holocaust is one of them, possibly the most ferocious and deliberated one.
From the market of Humauaca in the Jujuy Province of Argentina to the central market of Arusha in Tanzania and from the Borough Market in London to Ballarò in Palermo, I have been visiting so many markets that I learnt about vegetables which I didn't even know as well as so many different recipes that I sometimes feel there is no better way to understand the local culture then visiting a food market.
The first snowstorms happened on the Alps, which are very visible even from the city center, especially the Monviso, which is an amazing landmark for us being shaped as a perfect pyramid which stands out among the major mounts of the Alps.
Vercelli is a small city of approximately 50.000 inhabitants in north west part of Italy, within the context of the Piedmont Region. There is a lot to learn about this place, especially the fact that Vercelli is one of the world capital of Rice cultivation.
I posted a photo on my facebook page today and to my great surprise it went viral.