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Not farfrom Reggio Calabria, deep into the beautiful Aspromonte National Park  and at the heart of the Griko-speaking area of the region (Griko is a dialect, vestige of the  old presence of the Greeks here), curious travelers will find one …

South of Italy, 1958. Olive trees and fields are all you can see around. Ciccio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a 40 years old sharecropper with a dream: changing the status quo and fighting with his mates against those who exploit the …

The engine idles to off, your feet swing onto the dirty parking lot. A scan of the surroundings isn’t too impressive. An elusive sign or two guide you to the path… Cascate del Mulino this way, they say. The walk …

Venice and Florence are key players in Italy’s well honed tourism industry. But the past year has proven difficult beyond belief for them, too. While the end of the pandemic is far from being “around the corner,” the mayors of …

We all long to return to normality: how we’d love, once again, to think only about our holidays and the place we’d travel to, when summer arrives, and preparing our suitcases, just like “we used to do.” Our minds would …

Tourists love Italy. Rich cultural treasures, history in every cobblestone, works of art to rival the heavens, food and wine so good it hurts, landscapes made of dreams — what’s not to love? But like a dysfunctional union, that love …

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La Bocca della Verità: sounds rather ominous, don’t you think? If you look at it, all stone, stern eyes and wide, gaping mouth, the sense of dread is even stronger. The famous classical times’ “lie detector” was probably, in origin, …

I think we all agree on this: Palermo is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Crossroad between East and West, it is a melting pot of cultures, people, flavors and colors. It is reminiscent of the Middle East like no …

Delightful mandolino is a symbol of Neapolitan culture and music that, outside of Italy, came to symbolize the Bel Paese as a whole. Almost two centuries of migration towards all corners of the world, especially of people coming from the …

I’ve recently come across an article published by Business Insider,  then proposed in Italian on the turismo.it website. In it, ten things about Italy that shock foreigners are listed. Curious, I scrolled the article and began wondering: how do I …

Twelve months ago, during the first lockdown caused by Covid-19,  Italians rediscovered the pleasures of cooking. Don’t get me wrong, compared to other people in the world, we spend an awful lot of time in the kitchen, but sheltering at …

When I used to live in Liguria, there was a place I loved particularly. It wasn’t a beach, nor a promenade, as you may expect, perhaps, in a region known for its seaside beauty. It was a convent. In Loano, …

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