Meet the smiling faces of Tuscany locals!
A tribute to the warm hospitality, smiling faces, and friendly spirit of the people of Montecatini, Pistoia, San Gimignano, Tufa Land & Volterra in Italy's beautiful Tuscany!
The mountaintop town of Caltagirone in Sicily is the ceramics capital of a region renowned for this ancient art form. Out of a history of warfare, disease and natural disasters, Caltagirone’s multi-hued heritage of majolica pottery took shape. Get a glimpse of the history of this artisanal tradition from curator of the town’s Museo della Ceramica, marvel at the artistry of Stairway of St. Mary on the Mount’s 142 steps, browse through the laboratory of Silva Ceramica, and learn the story behind the star-crossed lovers memorialized in ceramic form.
Go off-the-beaten path with Francesca Lamantea for a taste of local, small town coastal life with a visit to Goro in the Province of Ferrara in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 80 kilometres northeast of Bologna and about 50 kilometres east of Ferrara, near the mouth of the Po River. Meet fisherman Roberto and learn about life harvesting clams & mussels, and feast your eyes on some of the tasty traditional dishes served at popular fish festivals!
Discover the art of producing traditional balsamic vinegar with David Lonardi from Modena, Italy, a third-generation producer of this zesty condiment, who has perfected the art. Immerse yourself in Italy’s heritage and let David give you a "taste" of what's involved in making Modena's claim to fame. BCD's insightful reporting gives you the lay of the cultural landscape in a way no other site does.