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When reality is made on stage: Spettacolo and the living theatre of Monticchiello

T ruly poetic and delicately beautiful: this could be Spettacolo in a nutshell. But I wouldn’t pay it justice, because there’s so much more to it...

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,...

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...

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...

Italy and mass tourism: more is not always better

Tourism is one of the main motors of Italian economy, but something has been going awry in the past few years. Senseless mass tourism hasn’t really...

Inventions of Italy: finding Italian creativity where you may not expect it

Scientific innovation or inventions may not be the first thing coming to mind in relation to the Bel Paese. No offense to the many Italian scientists...

The best “borghi” on Italy’s most beautiful islands

Islands: is there anything concocting more perfectly together thoughts of wilderness, mystery and beauty? An island is a world apart, secluded from...

Looking into Italy’s soul: the many reasons the world loves Italian food

2018 will be a special year for Italy. 2018 will be the year of Italian food, as announced by Dario Franceschini, minister of Culture and Tourism,...

One Hundred Years of Italian Summers

The coming of Summer brings to each and every one of us different emotions: for school kids, it is synonym with holidays and mornings spent in bed...

Speak to me! The amazing world of Italian dialects

The idea itself of dialect may be difficult to grasp for non-Italians. It’s not a language, yet it’s not a variety of one either. It may sound like...

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