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If you forget for a second about the pandemic and the chaos it has been causing around the world for the past two years, you could really say it out loud: 2021, what a year for Italy. Victories in sport …

What a beautiful day to write. Despite being the first month that truly brings cold to the country – September seems to be every year more summery – October still has some spectacularly bright days, with colors and scents so …

Twenty-four hours: that’s how long it took to Mount Vesuvius to obliterate Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, and Oplontis from the face of the Earth. Twenty-four hours and two devastating phases: the first buried Pompeii under meters of ashes; the second, some …

To make something valuable out of something that might be seen as not having any value at all. It’s with these words that Chef Massimo Bottura, well known worldwide for his three-Michelin-star restaurant in Modena, explains what’s the spirit of …

Even during the hardest times, there is something that never changes in Italy: we have plenty of pasta in the larder: it’s cheap, versatile, and makes everyone happy. When the country went into lockdown for the first time, in March …

“I was raised in a home with my Italian immigrant grandparents: they had a very important impact on my life. Neither of them had formal education, but they taught me more about what was important in life than any school …

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This year, La Serenissima turned 1600, and she carries her age well. According to tradition and historical sources, Venice was founded in 421 AD: it’s the Chronicon Altinate,  a chronicle dating from the 11th century, that tells us. Of course, …

On a Sanfranciscan midsummer night Jack Hirschman,  the better craftsman author of The Arcanes, an epic inspired by daily life’s dialectics, passed away in his sleep. He moved into an eternal without seasons, where the unparalleled gentleness of his body …

One, two, three lives, across many wine regions and the motherland. Simply put, Lorenzo Forbice is “the man who removes smoke taint from wine after fire seasons.” However, his life has been much more than wine. After an early career …

Hundreds of planes grounded at airports around the world. Empty, lonely streets. People looking from inside their windows. These are some of the images we all remember about March 2020. It was the beginning of the pandemic and of the …

It’s a big day for Farming Hope. The Refettorio San Francisco, one of the spaces designed by Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore’s non-profit, Food for Soul, opened its doors for a celebration on a Sunday evening, November 7th. Located in …

This October, two site-specific installations by Italian artists were unveiled in some of Seattle’s most highly trafficked areas.  In the new Roosevelt Station, which opened to riders October 1 as part of the expanded Sound Transit system, New York-based artist …

This coming fall is to live and love. This is a season to enjoy culture, art, food, reading, all the Italian way. October is Italian Heritage Month, with the traditional Parade that came back to the streets of North Beach …

According to Vogue, green is the trendiest color for the 2021-22  fall-winter season. We are all invited to feel comfortable with a nuance we would “usually” associate to spring. Maybe it’s  because we are all somehow waiting for a renaissance, …

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