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Alluring Italy remains our dream – even from the armchair

A quote attributed to the 18th-century British writer, literary critic and moralist Dr. Samuel Johnson goes: “A man who has not been in Italy is...

It isn’t the first time: Italy and its history with epidemics

There is a lot to say about epidemics , because epidemics are as old as Man himself. While what we’ve been experiencing since last month is, without...

Happy birthday, Roma! And another two thousands of these years

On the 21st of April, Rome turned 2.773 years old, but this was a very strange birthday indeed. No one was around her streets celebrating, there were...

L’Italia Chiamò: uniforms and white coats in our war against an invisible enemy

Everything started with the Aeronautica Militare ’s first flights to bring back home all the Italians living in China. They lived, worked, studied in...

Choose Italy to show your love

On the 4th of May , the vast majority of Italy’s productive activities will open and almost three million workers will return to work. A first,...

La Cucina Italiana: Pecorino, Pesto, Zolfini

Pecorino Romano: the ancient cheese with the “cappa nera” While they praised the “vigor” of this cheese “made from sheep milk,” which was also part...

La parola a voi: love for Italy from L’Italo-Americano’s readers

The fourth week on lockdown in Italy starts today, 30th of March. Fifteen days ago, I made a post on L’Italo-Americano Facebook page, asking to you...

We are all on the same boat, in the same storm, from Italy to the West Coast

We’ve been coyly rising our hopes in Italy, but we know the emergency is far from over. The infection has been slowing down, but 800 deaths every day...

Italian science against the coronavirus: it’s a battle we’ll win!

One thing Italians have been reminded of during these first 20 days of coronavirus emergency is the quality and resilience of their healthcare system...

The Piemontese palate: rich, traditional, and delicious

Ask the average non-Italian to give you a rundown on Italian cuisine and chances are it will sound like this: "Spaghetti…with meatballs, Fettuccini...

An infection of humanity: an Italian lesson that reaches the US amid the Covid-19 storm

We are going to press when Italy has just surpassed 8 0.000 positive coronavirus cases , aware of how the peak has yet to come in spite of the...

Italian inventions: the utilitarian table fork, once a “scandalous” innovation

In most western households, forks are a basic part of a table setting — unless you’re all eating is soup. The relationship Italians have with the...
Temple of Neptune. Paestum archaeological site in Italy— Photo by Dogstock

Cilento: Ancient, artisanal and authentic

Compared to the Amalfi Coast, its bustling neighbor in the province of Salerno, Cilento might seem like land that time forgot. Long stretches of its...

The heart and soul of Naples: history and poetry of the Quartieri Spagnoli

“Napule è mille culure, Napule è mille paure, Napule è a voce d’ ‘e creature che saglie chiano chianu e tu saje ca nun si sulo:” Naples is a thousand...
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (Milan 1495-1496) is one of the world's most famous paintings

A Visit to Leonardo’s Last Supper

T he Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is undoubtedly one of the most iconic, most famous works of art of all times. As such, it has always attracted...

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