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Bath, UK -  The Roman Terms complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The Baths are a major tourist attraction — Photo by JJFarquitectos

Italian cities around the world

Yes, indeed. Italian cities in the world. But not the way you think. The next paragraphs are not dedicated to the many cities around the globe with...
Original Dixieland Jazz Band - A 1918 promotional postcard showing (from left), drummer TonySbarbaro (aka Tony Spargo), trombonist Edwin "Daddy" Edwards, cornetist Dominick James"Nick" LaRocca, clarinetist Larry Shields, and pianist Henry Ragas

Sicily, trumpets and brass bands: how Italian-Americans have made the history of Jazz

Not many may know it, but musicians of Italian descent left an indelible mark in the history of Jazz. Jazz, the rebellious lovechild of ragtime and...

The Chef behind the brand: the true face and life of Ettore Boiardi

Most of you probably know him better as “ Chef Boyardee ,” the name and face behind a popular brand of Italian style canned foods. Established in...
A recently launched hashtag is dedicated to the work of Italian embassies around the world and to Italian communities outside of Italy. It also gives the possibility to learn a bit more about the Italian-American community

#ItaliaIn: the hashtag to learn about Italians in the world

The Italian minister for foreign affairs, commonly known as “Farnesina” after the name of the building where it has its see, has recently launched a...
After the uncontrollable, devastating and to many extents unavoidable tragedy in Central Italy, people have been gathering money and sending help to relieve the pain and support reconstruction

A world of solidarity in support of the Central Italy’s Earthquake

From Queen Elizabeth II to restaurateurs in the L.A. area, everyone offers support to the people hit by last week’s deadly earthquake. The tragic...
Italian like their coffees traditional and simple

Mind your coffee! Some tips on how to get Italian coffee always right

I am an odd Italian coffee lover: I started drinking it when I was in my twenties, spending my youngest years in worship of the more exotic world of...
Sardinian traditional costumes are one of the most typical Sardinian folklore is striking for the variety, richness and beauty

Is Sardinia the Haven of Eternal Life?

A handful of days ago British company Tiziana Life acquired some very important Italian stuff: genes. Let me explain you better: Tiziana Life bought...
Massimo Bottura with Robert de Niro are planning a new Refettorio in the Bronx which will open in early 2017.  Image by Massimo Bottura

When Talent Meets Charity: Massimo Bottura and Robert de Niro to Launch Charity Project in NYC

Think of Milan during the months of the Expo. Think of the incredible amount of food produced and consumed on its premises. Think also of the equally...
Luigi del Bianco working at Mount Rushmore

Four Presidents, a Mountain and an Italian Chief Carver: the Long Forgotten History of Luigi del Bianco

Everyone knows Mount Rushmore, with its iconic representations of four of the most important presidents of US history: George Washington, Thomas...
Today, hand made gelato, known as "gelato artigianale," is a gem of Italian tradition, with specific rules to be followed when making it. Credit: Copyright Julia della Croce/Forktales 2016

The Long History of Gelato

Always a favorite during the Summer, gelato has come a long way since its beginning in the – or so historians think – exotic lands of the Chinese...

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