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Savor a section of the Via Francigena: Abbadia di Isola to Monteriggioni “a piedi”

All roads lead to Rome as the old saying goes – all 1,243 miles of road when we’re talking about the Via Francigena, the ancient byway connecting...

Credito Emiliano and Parmigiano: the curious story of the bank taking cheese as investment collateral

It was 1953 when Credito Emiliano, a relatively small bank based in the region of Emilia Romagna, started taking wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano as a...

Gio Solimene Ross: The first First Lady of Seattle Opera

In 1975, just a dozen years after its founding, Seattle Opera created an international sensation when it staged the complete production of Richard...

Words are Stone: Impressions of Sicily by Carlo Levi

Carlo Levi’s Words Are Stone is an unrecognized classic in the travel book genre. However, this is not a travel book for the sightseeing tourist...

Columbus Day REPLACED in LA

On behalf of the Federated Italo-Americans , I want to thank you all for trying to preserve the second Monday in October as a celebration of Columbus...

Solidarity and commitment after the 2016 earthquakes: Italy is getting back on her feet

There are places where starting over thanks to the generosity of others is possible: people willing to give the opportunity to work, live and hope...

Le Buchette del Vino, Florence's Little Wine Tabernacles

Let’s say you find yourself in Florence on a fiery-hot summer afternoon, walking around the city’s narrow streets in a carefree manner. Let’s also...

Surviving the heat with Italy’s summer treats

Ah, the good ol’ summer time! Breezy lazy days of child-like freedom fill the weeks as attire lightens along with our moods; backyard bar-b-ques,...

Valerio Ruiz’s Docu-Film on Lina Wertmüller’s Talent and Story at Cinema Italia this September

The life and the career of Lina Wertmüller come to San Francisco on September 23 thanks to Cinema Italia. The Festival, which had the first 2017’s...

The many reasons why the British Sun got it all wrong about Naples

I was having dinner a couple of weeks ago, when my attention was caught by the news blabbing on tv: The Sun, one of Britain best-selling tabloids,...

The Voice of Opera: Remembering Luciano Pavarotti

It has been almost 10 years since Luciano Pavarotti’s passing on September 6, 2007, but his legacy will live on forever. He has been one of the few...

Coffee and “scaramanzia,” an entirely made in Italy match

My neighbor is from Naples. We bonded over our personal obsession on a Spanish novela and our love for coffee: we’d invite each other for one several...

Commendatore Lido Cantarutti - Father of the Marin Italian Film Festival

Many people look forward to the fall months of September, October, and November. With them come cool breezes and milder temperatures. But the San...

Italy on the silver screen: famous Italian movie locations

Many readers may have been already to the cinema to watch one of the most anticipated movies of this Summer, the modern take on classic comic and...

The last days of Pompeii: what really happened?

Pompeii is without a doubt one of the most exceptional archaeological sites in the world, probably the most relevant, for the wealth of findings and...

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