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The 5: What We are Obsessed with this Month





This month’s book recommendation is one you will never forget written by one of Italy’s greatest writers.


There are relationships that last as long as an afternoon, or even just a train ride, made of many conversations and arguments and ones made of silence and simple glances. Relationships we’ll never get to explore but that at times are deeper than a lifetime together.


Our shyness, our thoughts, our fears all in less than 300 pages. Read it in a night!




An exhibition we would have recommended to fly to Paris to see is now here and a great excuse to visit Turin.


Inedita arrives in Italy after a first stop at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris aims to tell unknown, or little-known, aspects of the mysterious human and artistic life of Vivian Maier, proposing previously unpublished works, such as the series of shots taken during her trip to Italy, in particular Turin and Genoa, during the summer of 1959.


We saw it once and will run to see it again and again.




Dario Argento, the thrill master, is about to make a comeback with a new horror movie and from close sources we heard is a pretty good one.


But before watching what’s about to come you must start from the basics


Profondo Rosso, one of his most beautiful and thrilling cinematic marvels is definitely the right place to start and once you are hooked, keep going..


WARNING: Not recommended for the faint of heart





In February, Italian streets are filled with laughter, joy and coriandoli (confetti). Carnival celebrations have begun in many Italian cities, from the heel with the oldest carnival in Europe (over 600 years of traditions) in the small town of Putignano, up to the north, in which the people of Ivrea celebrate their right to self-rule with the most spectacular Battle of the Oranges which unfolds over three days.


Let’s not forget the most irreverent one: Venice’s Carnevale







Don’t gift us flowers, gift us radicchio Treviso!


The beautiful elongated red radicchio di Treviso PGI,  is certainly the most prized and tasty chicory in the whole of Veneto, maybe even all of Italy.


Eat it raw or lightly sautéed with olive oil, a clove of garlic and a pinch of salt.