LIFE & PEOPLE

Tuscany’s Monte Argentario: ancient, azure and alluring

I came across Monte Argentario few years ago and was mesmerized.  It amazed me with its beauty and variety -- in some places rugged and others...

Cookcooning: the new frontiers of tourism 2.0

“Travelling is more than an action, it’s a feeling,” Mario Soldati said. It is on this idea that a new form of international tourism, dubbed “...

Words are Stone: Impressions of Sicily by Carlo Levi

Carlo Levi’s Words Are Stone is an unrecognized classic in the travel book genre. However, this is not a travel book for the sightseeing tourist...

Solidarity and commitment after the 2016 earthquakes: Italy is getting back on her feet

There are places where starting over thanks to the generosity of others is possible: people willing to give the opportunity to work, live and hope...

Valerio Ruiz’s Docu-Film on Lina Wertmüller’s Talent and Story at Cinema Italia this September

The life and the career of Lina Wertmüller come to San Francisco on September 23 thanks to Cinema Italia. The Festival, which had the first 2017’s...

The many reasons why the British Sun got it all wrong about Naples

I was having dinner a couple of weeks ago, when my attention was caught by the news blabbing on tv: The Sun, one of Britain best-selling tabloids,...

The Voice of Opera: Remembering Luciano Pavarotti

It has been almost 10 years since Luciano Pavarotti’s passing on September 6, 2007, but his legacy will live on forever. He has been one of the few...

Coffee and “scaramanzia,” an entirely made in Italy match

My neighbor is from Naples. We bonded over our personal obsession on a Spanish novela and our love for coffee: we’d invite each other for one several...

Commendatore Lido Cantarutti - Father of the Marin Italian Film Festival

Many people look forward to the fall months of September, October, and November. With them come cool breezes and milder temperatures. But the San...
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...

Gai’s Northwest Bakeries: A Seattle institution and baking powerhouse for more than 50 years

From Seattle’s finest dining establishments to the local McDonald’s, from grocery stores to the Space Needle Restaurant, Gai’s Northwest Bakeries was...

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in an Italian start-up: Hippeas

An idea of Livio Bisterzo, Hippeas has now launched in America as a combination of two English words: Hippies and chickpeas - designed to push the...

Salento by 5, a memoir of traditions, stories, history, and recipes from Italy’s heel

Three local Italians and two American travelers, the love for the same land, Salento, and a great passion for travel and culture. Salento by 5 is...

Italy and mass tourism: more is not always better

Tourism is one of the main motors of Italian economy, but something has been going awry in the past few years. Senseless mass tourism hasn’t really...

Italy’s artistic patronage at its best in the U.S.

How often have you met couples that are far from being harmonious? That is, with the partner telling the other: “You do your thing, I’ll do mine!”...

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