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Simple, perfect, unchanged almost one hundred years later: the original, aristocratic Negroni remains the most loved

Give me a Negroni! The history of one of Italy's most iconic drinks

I have lived for fifteen years outside of Italy and had to endure the oh-so-harsh reality my beloved adoptive country knew next to nothing about...

An Italian family, Ancient Rome style

Family: the essence of our being, the root of our ideals and the place we go back to when everything fails us. It does not really matter if it is...

The Ides of March and Julius Caesar’s death mystery

Not many may think of it, but the 15th of March, the Ides of March, to say it with the Romans, marks the millenary anniversary of one of history’s...

Is Milan the real capital of Italy?

Let me put things straight: there’s no place like Rome. Cradle of culture and art, archetype of beauty, favored destination for history buffs and...
President Trump, the actor Checco Zalone and Prince William are some of Angelo Inglese's famous customers. Photo credit: Lorena Caramia

Italian excellence around the world: Angelo Inglese, the tailor of princes and presidents

In Italy, he became TV popular only in very recent months, after news and gossip outlets alike made known he custom made the shirt POTUS Donald Trump...
Piazza Vigliena a.k.a. Quattro Canti in Palermo, Italy — Photo by digitalsignal

Palermo: Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2018

Palermo is the beating heart of Sicily, a heart that holds within all the mesmerizing beauty and stark oppositions typical of this land: it is rich...
Cannoli siciliani have a huge identity-defining power: Italian bakeries all over the world make of their presence on the shelves a symbol of “italianità” and heritage associated with only a handful of other products. Photo by siculodoc

The sweetest thing: cannolo siciliano and its amazing history

Cannolo siciliano: is there any other Italian dessert this popular in the world? Tiramisù may be one of its more glorious competitors, but cannolo...
The art of Naples' pizza -making could become a patrimony of the world. Photo:  http://www.foodtravelculture.com

The art of making pizza to become part of the UNESCO Intangible Patrimony

Pizza finds a place on every country's table and is topped with countless delicacies, each country creating its own - more or less - orthodox version...
De Niro declared recently he always thought "A Bronx Tale" would have made a fantastical musical, especially for the characteristics of its plot

A piece of Italian American History on stage with De Niro: A Bronx Tale

It was 1989 when Chazz Palminteri wrote A Bronx Tale, a one man pièce that was to become a movie in 1993 and eventually get on a Broadway’s stage...
Castle Scilla in Calabria, Italy— Photo by gurgenb

The many beauties of Calabria, as seen by the New York Times

Off the usual touristic beaten tracks lays the point of the Italian boot, Calabria. Italian Americans are probably well aware of its beauty and...