The Most Famous Comic Strip in Italy

When I was first met Rita at Castello Gropparello we visited over Piacenza cuisine, castles, Celtic legends and Italian ghosts. General conversation for a woman who together with her family have transformed a medieval castle and surrounding wood into one of Italy's top gastro-historical sites with food festivals and evocative events. Rita's esthetic is for …

My Italian Ghost

I tend to avoid the paranormal and I'm not fascinated by things that go bump in the night but there is one apparition  I get excited about and of course it has to do with Italy, in the Italy of my Italian friends at Castello Gropparello. A few years ago I was on a road …

La Credenza

You cannot see and savor Italy without bumping into a familiar piece of furniture found in many Italian homes and restaurants, la credenza. Sometimes referred to as a sideboard, the history of the credenza begins with an act of faith. In 16th century Italy the word "credenza" referred to the tasting of food and drink by a servant for a …