Heritage

Villa Giulia's Nymphaeum Has Been Restored By Some Mysterious Donors

Villa Giulia's Nymphaeum Has Been Restored By Some Mysterious Donors

A group of mysterious benefactors have helped the restoration of a part of the 16th-century Villa Giulia that formerly attracted the likes of Giorgio...
Venice, Arsenale historic shipyard, Gate and Canal View. Photo by lsantilli

The Arsenale in Venice – Modern Mass Production in Medieval Times

Taking its name from the Arabic for workshop, Venice’s Arsenale enormous shipyard was the real powerhouse of the city. Its 16,000 workers built an...
On June, 11, 2002, the United States Congress acknowledged Italian immigrant Antonio Meucci as the true inventor of the telephone

Pronto! Antonio Meucci, the man who really invented the phone

On June 11th 2002 the United States House of Representatives righted a wrong that had persisted for over 130 years. They passed a resolution honoring...
The First Part of Colosseum Renovation Announced

The First Part of Colosseum Renovation Announced

The end of the first phase of renovation of Rome's Colosseum has been announced with the restoration of the exterior of the gladiators' arena. The...
Bologna is home to the world's largest heraldic wall complex. Photo by sedmak

The Palace with a Thousand and One Coats of Arms: Exploring the Archiginnasio of Bologna

Let’s say you are a curious traveler who finds him or herself dawdling under the ever-present portici of Bologna on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Let’s...
The Fortress of the Verrucole

The Fortress of the Verrucole

Studentessa Matta explore the Medieval world at the Fortezza delle Verrucole. Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of lords and ladies and...
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi & Consul General Mauro Battocchi Photo credit must read:  Photograph courtesy of Nickolas Marinelli

The San Francisco Bay Area Celebrates Italy’s Republic Day

On May 31, 2016 the San Francisco Bay Area’s Italian community celebrated Italy’s Republic Day with an elegant event at San Francisco’s St. Francis...
Consul General of Italy, Antonio Verde. Agata Gravante Photography

“The Italian Republic had its 70th birthday, but it doesn’t look its age”

On June 2nd, 1946, Italians expressed their preference, through the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage. Republic won over Monarchy,...
The mystery about what makes a Stradivari so unique remains largely unsold

Stradivari and the magic of his instruments

You don’t need to be a music expert to know the name “Stradivari” (or Stradivarius, its latinized version). Along with his lesser known, but just as...
The Festa della Repubblica Italiana (Festival of the Italian Republic) is celebrated every June 2 to commemorate the birth of the Italian Republic

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Italian Republic

Years ago I awoke in a hotel in Rome on a sunny morning to the sound of bands playing and troops marching through the city. When I turned on the...
The 16th century Vasari Aqueduct in Arezzo To Reopen Soon

The 16th century Vasari Aqueduct in Arezzo To Reopen Soon

The ancient aqueduct located off of Arezzo and designed in the 16th-century by Italian artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari is set to reopen,...
Exploring Italian History: The Trajan's Column

Exploring Italian History: The Trajan's Column

The Trajan's Column was shown for the first time on May 12 113 AD as a triumphal column that commemorated Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the...
Josephine Maietta, president of the AIAE

AIAE: A determined promotion of Italian traditions and image

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - the AIAE -Association of Italian American Educators - celebrated the eighteenth Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala at the...
Vespa scooter parked in the street of Rome. Photo by efesenko

Vespa: Italy's most celebrated scooter turns 70

And to think that it was to be only an interlude of imagination in comparison to the work undertaken on the helicopter project. Not even Corradino D’...
The chocolate was always served as a beverage but its bitter aftertaste was soon corrected by adding sugar and vanilla and eliminating the chili pepper. . Photo by Picmax13

Cocoa: the bitter taste food of the gods, unpalatable to Columbus

Kakawa is the name given to chocolate by the Olmecs in Central America around the year 1000 B.C., while the Mayans, prior to cultivating it in the...

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