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In 1963, the Molise region was finally able to separate from Abruzzo. That action caused it to be the  latest emancipated region of the peninsula. An ancient land, populated by brave Samnite warriors who once even defeated the Romans, the …

If there is one thing Italy has been missing since lockdown orders were enforced again , it’s aperitivo. Whether it was a quick one after the  office, a weekly way to catch up with friends, or just a weekend occurrence …

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There is something strange about the Thanksgiving holiday that sets it apart from other holidays.  Perhaps it’s the expectation of a house full of relatives and friends or the aroma of a turkey baking in the oven which contributes to …

Undoubtedly, this isn’t the best moment to use public transports in Italy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it. When it comes to romantic transport, fit for literature and movies,  trains are  king, but we Italians are attached …

You’re in Italy. You’ve just finished to eat an incredible meal with a bunch of friends and it’s time to pay the bill. Needless to say, someone will say the magic words: facciamo alla Romana? I’m sure you’ve heard the …

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Up to the second post-war period, Italy was a largely rural country, with an economy rooted in agriculture and a lifestyle that had remained virtually unchanged for centuries for the vast majority of its citizens.  Since then, however, things changed …

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Every chocaholic knows that Italy has three capitals when it comes to cioccolato: Turin, Perugia, Modica. Trying to pick an absolute queen would be useless and even damaging,  for there is no reason to have a favorite: three is such  …

Time passes, life changes and we can’t stop growing old, as a song says. This seems to be particularly true once you turn 40. Far from saying 40 is “old” in any way: I don’t think it is and I …

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Whether they are on holiday or moved abroad for work, Italians do show some unmistakeable behaviors. If you have Italian friends and you hang around them often enough, you certainly noticed at least some of them. Actually, you may even  …

We usually say that America is a melting pot of cultures and races, but did you know that, according to  genetic research, Italy may be just as varied? The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Rome’s …

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