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It’s a matter of identity. Happy Italian Heritage Month

Identity is a serious matter, but not too much. Let’s explain it better. It’s something important for the consequences and the effects it may have...

“Lumi in aria,” lights in the air: expression of art and beauty

Since the beginning of time, light has been a recurrent symbol in Christianity and, from a liturgical point of view, it refers directly to God. Light...

Italian Conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza, Returns to San Francisco with Roberto Devereux

San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city...

Federico Rampini and the “red lines” making today’s world

For every conflict, every porous border crossed by refugees, every suffering or rioting people, every threatening and aggressive regime, for every...

A slice of Tuscany: schiacciata con l’uva

If there is one reason to be be excited that summer is ending, it's the appearance of freshly baked schiacciata con l'uva in the windows of local...

Five reasons you should include Catania in your next Sicilian trip

We are in that time of the year again. The summer is over, we’re all going back to our daily routines and embracing the comforting colors and sound...

60 years of Milanese style: the touch that drives an industry

Sometimes clothes tell me about humanity more than philosophers, scholars or gurus. I love fashion, and if you want to live and breathe fashion, you...

Nido di Seta: a new spin on reviving Italy’s ancient silk industry

Once upon a time, about 600 years ago, the deep southern reaches of Calabria cradled the heart of Europe’s silk industry. Nestled in the Catanzaro...

Is Florence declaring war to street food?

This is what many came to think, when the Florence city council emitted an ordinance, which took effect on September 4 and will last until January 6...

Is Italy still dreaming the American Dream?

America: its name alone has been enough to bring a sparkle in the eye of several generations of young Italians. A sparkle of hope, initially: hope...

First stand-alone Princi cafe finds a warm welcome in Seattle

Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz recently credited Italy with inspiring two of the most pivotal moments in his professional life. The...

Sant’Eustachio: Pasquino hunts for coffee

Outside Caffé Sant’Eustachio students and cabbies, bankers and brokers, pundits and senators sip espresso and mock the news. Starbucks, the US coffee...

Seattle and the Northwest pizza wars

Pizza is one of those ubiquitous food items that can be prepared in so many different and delicious ways: crusty or chewy, thin or thick, square or...

San Leo: soaring fortress, a soothsayer and a saint

Rimini has attracted a crowd in August since time immemorial. The internationally renowned summer holiday destination on la Riviera Romagnola is...

Cinema in Venice: why is the Festival del Cinema di Venezia so different?

When summer passes the torch of seasons to fall and people start getting back into their routines after weeks at the beach, Italy enjoys one last...

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