October/November 2021: New Experiences and Small Pleasures in Italy

What’s New in Italy in 2022
Even during the pandemic, Italians have kept innovating and creating. We explore nine new experiences to have in Italy in 2022, from food and drink to art and culture:

  • New airline ITA replaces flagship carrier Alitalia
  • World-famous butcher Dario Cecchini starts a panini food truck
  • A hip, design-forward hotel, 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino opens in Florence
  • Modern art museum MAXXI opens a location in L’Aquila
  • Artist Marina Calamai launches a new, interactive art exhibit
  • The new Michel’angelo Cooking School welcomes guests on Capri
  • Design institute ADI establishes a museum in Milan
  • Terrazza Aperol delights patrons with an Aperol Spritz in Venice
  • The tiny island of Procida is named the Italian Capital of Culture for 2022

Soaking Up the Small Pleasures of Italian Life
Author and opera expert Fred Plotkin explores the meaning of il sapore della vita—experiencing the small pleasures of Italy. In his essay, he explains what’s special about everyday Italian chores like doing laundry, getting clothes altered and going to the barber shop.

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