LIFE & PEOPLE

The Bravio delle botti (Bravio of the barrels) is an annual race held in the Italian town of Montepulciano since 1974, replacing an equivalent horserace dating back to 1373. Photo: metina.it

Montepulciano – Tuscany’s Medieval Gem

Where the sunrise lifts swirling rounds of swallows skyward over ancient terra-cotta to announce the day, and cobbled streets host the daily walk of...

Sicily: beauty, heritage and a difficult past

In the heart of Sicily, there was once a town called Corleone, the birthplace of a mafia boss of the likes of Bernardo Provenzano; his bloody history...

MIT Professor Carlo Ratti: Looking Towards the Future of “Sensible” Cities

The magazine Esquire listed him among the “Best & Brightest,” Forbes among the “Names You Need To Know” and Wired in the list of the “50 people...
Montefioralle – not much far from Greve in Chianti, a town 30 kilometers south of Florence – which some consider the real birthplace of the great explorer

Back to the Land of Explorers (Part III): Vespucci and Florence

Having discussed Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and the traces these great navigators have left in Genoa and Venice, our tour of the “land of...

Vivere all’Italiana – Casa Castiglioni

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my...

Director Max Croci explores love, life and Joan Crawford in a recent Seattle visit

A new Italian film, “The Truth About Love Is… (La verità, vi spiego, sull’amore),” was warmly received by audiences during its North America premiere...

One Hundred Years of Italian Summers

The coming of Summer brings to each and every one of us different emotions: for school kids, it is synonym with holidays and mornings spent in bed...

The evergreen Italian diaspora according to Prof. Pasquale Verdicchio

P erhaps because Pasquale Verdicchio can boast a grayish beard worthy of a Greek philosopher - the likes of Plato or Aristotle - or maybe thanks to...

IAMLA’s Exhibition The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement

W hat really is remarkable about the upcoming exhibition, The Sicilian Cart: History in Movement , hosted at the Italian American Museum of Los...

Giuseppe Tassone: Opening the door to the dynamic world of Italian business

Communicating effectively with clients, suppliers or colleagues in Italy is indispensable for anyone interested in relationship building or financial...
Start-ups Incubator Clhub's leadership team - Riccardo Sanna, Giovanni Sanna and Andrew Apodaca. Photo Courtesy of Chiara Porru

Sardinia Goes Global – Innovative Start-ups unveiled in L.A.

W e often hear about the constant efforts by Italy’s regulatory bodies to safeguard our authentic “Made in Italy” merchandise mark. A lot of times,...

Antonella Ricco, chef ambassador for healthy nutrition and Mediterranean flavors

Healthy ingredients at the table? The quality of raw materials, the sustainability of the products and the simplicity of traditional recipes. All...

Dante Ferretti: Greatest Film Directors’ Right-Hand

D ante Ferretti - three-time Academy-awarded and seven times nominated for Art Direction (including a nomination for Costume Design) - is no doubt...

The mesmerising spider dance of Galatina

Her foot taps, slowly at first but then more insistently. The beat quickens and her legs begin to twitch. And as the rhythm builds to a frenzied...
"Grandma would be standing in front of the stove, turning cloves of fresh garlic in a pool of sizzling oil, and forever stirring her big pot of gravy"

Preparing Sunday Dinner

The days of the old tradition of everyone in the extended family coming the grandparents’ home for Sunday dinner, every Sunday, might be gone, but...

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