LIFE & PEOPLE

Italy and its tourists: the many types of visitors you’ll find in the Bel Paese

My experience with tourists started when I moved to Ireland, in a city known for its all-year-round, endless flux of visitors: certainly essential...

Italy’s New Revolution?

Perhaps no movement, at least in the 21st century, has globally galvanized the masses more than #MeToo. The anti-sexual harassment campaign, fanned...

Little, tasty nuggets of Italy

For over forty years, I have been living in both Italy and the US. I feel Italian and American, Italiana and Americana, sounds almost like a...

Cinema Italia honours Michelangelo Antonioni’s genius and modernism at the Castro Theatre

Cinema Italia keeps its Spring tradition alive with a five-film retrospective on Michelangelo Antonioni . The one-day program, co-curated by Luce...

Sign Gene: Emilio Insolera’s own take on superheroes

Being deaf is like having a super power. Emilio Insolera, deaf from his birth, was so sure about this concept that he turned it into a feature film,...

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Legion of Honor Museum

Most of us have heard of Casanova. The name is often used to describe a man who has many lovers or a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover...

Lost crafts: the master rope maker, u mast’s l’andrète

The craft of rope makers, funaio or cordaro , is as old as Man: a thousands-year long art, based on an easy manual technique, where two only...

Italian craftsmanship: culture, heritage and hope for the future

The expression Made in Italy itself is almost perfectly synonymous with Italian craftsmanship, or artigianato, to say it as we do. From culinary...

The world behind your Italian name

Naming a child is usually one of two things: a matter of trends or a matter of tradition. Every year, parents all over the world let celebrities and...

Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

It might well be the next “Greatest Show on Earth,” even if the monkeys and clowns are missing. It’s no circus, however. The first “artainment” of...

Castelbuono: the miracle of manna and the holy skull

Pinned like a medieval brooch on the slopes of Mount Milocca, Castelbuono is the leading producer of manna in all the Mediterranean region. In this...

Aqua Mirabilis, the Italian scent that changed perfumery

The glossy, celebrity-filled cologne counters of modern shopping malls hide a fascinating, if odd history. Today’s fragrances offer heady punches of...

Historic Italian farmstead gets new life as urban park

There’s a new public park in south King County that owes its existence to Italian immigrants and a truck-farming enterprise once called Duwamish...

The Italian community of San Pedro celebrates St. Joseph

“The first time, my mother brought me here in a stroller,” council-member Joe Buscaino recalls during the Saint Joseph’s celebration in San Pedro, a...

New Italian Migrations to the United States

“It seems sometimes as if San Francisco were about half an Italian city. There are only about 60,000 Italian in the city but they are such a...