October 16, 2017
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Lettering da project: an overview on Italian vintage store signs

Vintage store signs are fascinating. They’re a testimony and a guide to a city’s past, even if they’ve become too often just a part of the urban landscape […]
June 12, 2017

Best and major music festivals in Italy during the summer

Summer is coming and so it’s the best live music in Italy. Visiting the country while joining a music festival is one of the best ways […]
May 19, 2017

Municipal Rose Garden – A free spring attraction off the beaten path in Rome

Curious about visiting more than a thousand blooming roses in the Eternal City? The Municipal Rose Garden opens just a couple of months in Rome, this […]
May 19, 2017

Luigi Ontani in Rome – A major show at Accademia di San Luca

Luigi Ontani Rome To celebrate the awarding of the Premio Presidente della Repubblica 2015 to Luigi Ontani, the Academy has invited the artist to devise the […]


Sara Dal Zotto

Hi! I’m Sara Dal Zotto, an Italian journalist with a large portfolio of publications featured in national and international magazines. Here I like to share my findings about Italy off the beaten path.

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November 25, 2016

Devil’s Valley: the geothermal Tuscany you don’t know yet – a magazine featured story

Ever wondered about what inspired Dante’s Hell in the Divine Comedy? The answer is in the wildest, less known part of Tuscany, Devil’s Valley, a beautiful […]
February 23, 2016

Street Art in Tor Marancia: an unexpected neighbourhood in Rome

During the fascist regime – when the Fori Imperiali area changed dramatically its appereance – most of the original inhabitants have been moved to a less […]
August 18, 2015
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Rocchetta Mattei: a thrillingly beautiful fairytale in Northern Apennines

Not even many Italians are aware that Northern Apennines host an amazingly weird castle, build by an eclectic count. Rocchetta Mattei is located in a breathtaking area […]
May 19, 2015

Eureka! An island in the middle of a lake in Central Italy- Isola Maggiore, Trasimeno

If you’re planning on visiting Central Italy and you’re looking for a beautiful and unconventional place to see aside of touristic routes, that’s your perfect destination. […]
August 2, 2013

Looking at Bologna’s past: Bologna che cambia

What if a town was built on the memory’s layers, overlapping the image we actually have of it? What if we could unveil every layer, finding […]
June 20, 2013

Dreams on canvas: the art of Gio Pistone

Sometimes dreams become real. In life, in paintings. The art of Gio Pistone is full of them. Her highly imaginative mind brings to life unknown worlds, […]

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September 6, 2013
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Tips in Italy: what a science!

There’s a kind of mystery for foreigners when coming to Italy: tipping. You might be used to find the tipping amount charged on your bill in […]
May 14, 2013

Déchire-moi: exploring the body as a canvas

Déchire-moi artwork is an artistic project that focuses on the body in many ways, with a strong impact. It is also the identity of an Italian […]

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May 8, 2017

Breaking the rules in Bologna – A food tour with pioneers and innovators – magazine featured

  Tortellini, lasagne, tagliatelle. Name this pasta and you’ll think of Bologna and its food tradition: tasty dishes served in traditional restaurant. In this wonderful medieval […]
February 13, 2017

Trentino’s sounding wood: a modern tale from Stradivari’s sound-magazine featured

There are so many hidden stories with fantastic characters in Italy that not even the most passionate foreigner (or even Italian) traveller would become easily aware […]