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Pachino tomatoes drying in the sun

Pachino tomatoes: Sicily's red bounty

Sun dried tomatoes are convenient and delicious, and can easily be found in any supermarket. These small, flavorful tomatoes come from Pachino, a...
Genoa's Aquarium

Genoa's magical Aquarium

The Acquario di Genova is the largest aquarium in Italy, the second largest in Europe after the one in Valencia, Spain, and the 9th in the entire...
The ghost town of Craco

The fascinating ghost town of Craco

Only 25 miles away from the Gulf of Taranto sits Craco, one of Italy's most famous ghost towns. Built around the 8th century, the village once...
FAImarathon

FAImarathon helps you discover Italy

Italy's cultural heritage includes an incredible number of wonderful buildings, churches, courtyards and palaces that are, too often, known only by a...
Bracciano, just outside Rome

Bracciano: an oasis of peace outside Rome

It seems almost impossible to find such peace and quiet so close to Rome, but Bracciano is just that: an oasis of calm just outside the city. Located...
Ponte Gobbo

The Devil's Bridge of Bobbio

There are many impressive Roman bridges around Italy: one of the most interesting is the Ponte Gobbo ( Hunchback Bridge) , also called Ponte Vecchio...
Italiano Lingua Viva

Italiano Lingua Viva: the Italian language around the world

The second edition of the campaign “Stati Generali della Lingua Italiana nel mondo 2016 - Italiano Lingua Viva”is taking place in Florence this next...
Ginrosa: bittersweet drink from Milan

Ginrosa: the cocktail that makes Milan proud

Every place has a signature drink and Milan, buzzing, energetic and always fashion conscious, is not different: if you want to taste an authentic...
Pappa al pomodoro: recipe for traditional tomato and bread soup

Pappa al Pomodoro: traditional tomato and bread soup

Pappa al pomodoro is a simple tomato and day-old bread soup and is absolutely delicious. You can enjoy it hot, warm or even cold... depending on the...
Marsala wine is the perfect drink on a warm Sicilian afternoon

Picking the right Marsala

Looking for something to drink other than beer or regular wine? Marsala, both in its dry and sweet forms, is a real delight and is absolutely perfect...
Pilgrims gather for the Papal Audience on a Wednesday morning facing the Basilica di San Pietro. Photo by marinv

Saint Francis Pilgrimage 2016 Day 7

… Even so this outshining and o'erwhelming edifice fools our fond gaze, and greatest of the great, defies at first our Nature's littleness, till,...
Beautiful view of Colosseum in Rome, Italy— Photo by Smallredgirl

Saint Francis Pilgrimage 2016 Day 6

Today is the last full day of our pilgrimage. It feels like it has gone at breakneck speed, but – at the same time – it also seems that we have just...

Saint Francis Pilgrimage 2016 Day 5

“Predicate il Vangelo, e se è proprio necessario usate anche le parole” [“Preach the Gospel, and if necessary use words”] – St Francis A side view of...
Tra i migliori ambasciatori del gusto italiano negli Usa c’è il Pecorino

Tra i migliori ambasciatori del gusto italiano negli Usa c’è il Pecorino

A sorpresa la nuova star del Made in Italy all’estero nel 2015 è risultato il Pecorino che ha fatto registrare il record storico nelle esportazioni...

Saint Francis Pilgrimage 2016 Day 4

Today’s route gives us the opportunity to travel from the Umbrian mountain hamlets of Colfiorito and Pale to the town of Foligno. 'La berretta del...

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