Heritage

Searching for the origins of La Bella Lingua (Part I): Dante and Florence

It appears that modern Italy was unified by literature long before it existed as a single nation on the map. Although up to a century and a half ago...

Italians: explorers of knowledge

October is a special month for Italian-Americans, dedicated as it is to their heritage and history. October is also the month remembering the coming...

What did the Romans do for us?

Throughout history, civilizations have come and gone from the Italian peninsula, each one leaving its mark. From the Etruscans’ stonework to Greek...

Mandello del Lario: iconic Moto Guzzi, Manzoni and lakeside mountains

My dad had a bright red Moto Guzzi that in its day was quite sporty and cool, with its spreading eagle wings on the motorbike logo.  He was dating my...
Il costume ciociaro dal folklore all’arte europea

Il costume ciociaro dal folklore all’arte europea

In verità è poca cosa parlare di ‘europeismo’ del costume ciociaro, riferendoci solamente alla sua componente artistica! Dalle ultime decadi del 1700...
Raduno abruzzese delle Penne Nere ricordando il Battaglione Alpini L’Aquila

Raduno abruzzese delle Penne Nere ricordando il Battaglione Alpini L’Aquila

Secondo Raduno del Battaglione Alpini “L’Aquila”, l’eroico reparto che dalla sua costituzione ha visto passare tra le sue file decine di migliaia di...
Marcozzi, di origini teramane l'eroico paracadutista americano caduto nella storica “Battle of Carentan”

Marcozzi, di origini teramane l'eroico paracadutista americano caduto nella storica “Battle of Carentan”

Anthony F. Marcozzi, eroico paracadutista americano caduto durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, era di origini teramane. Morì, dopo essersi offerto...

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...
The David, in all its awe-inspiring glory, is at once human anatomy at its best and a call to the white marble that made Carrara famous

Michelangelo, Love and Death: A New Film Rediscovers His Art

Being one of the most celebrated artists of all times, as well as a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance, the great Michelangelo Buonarroti...

Emilia in the Time of the Terramare: A Glimpse of Prehistoric Italy

There was a time when the Italian Peninsula had yet to become the “Cradle of Western Civilization,” a distant era in which Roman and even Etruscan...

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 Small World of Salento

Whether you choose to drive through the heel of Italy, from Lecce to Otranto, or from the Ionian to the Adriatic coast, the breathtaking town of...

The thousand and more faces of UNESCO’s Italy

It’s easy to understand why, every year, there’s so much interest around UNESCO’s selection of new World Heritage entries - and the associated...

A Generation Removed

Author’s note: This is the first installment of a serialized story that recounts my return to Italy and my grandfather’s journey to the U.S. My...

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,...

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