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Third Annual Week of Italian Cuisine in San Francisco

San Francisco welcomes Puglia’s culinary traditions and one of its best representatives, Chef Cicorella, during the Third Annual Week of Italian...

Dina Morrone’s “The Italian in Me” wins the Valley Theatre Award

“Call me! Federico Fellini wants to see you.” When actress Dina Morrone received this message from her agent, she didn’t think much of it and...

3 Best Places to Visit in Florence

Are you planning a trip to Florence for the next holiday? Hop in as we take you through a handful of ways to have fun in one of the most significant...

Rasiglia: singing waters and legacy of the loom

A tiny hamlet in the peaceful Umbrian hills has become a popular destination thanks to what we would call the social media effect. Its name is...

Legends and ghost stories of Milan

Milan is one of Italy’s most metropolitan and contemporary cities. Attracting travelers and business people from all over the world, it has become...

Digital time traveling in Venice

Silence engulfs the double vaulted reading room as solitary scholars pore over ancient scripts. Spidery trails of ink scurry across crackling pages...

A sweet Italian tradition: cotognata

Cotognata is a sweet jelly made from quince and commonly known in English as quince paste. In Spain it is called membrillo. The quince is a special...

Mary Bacarella: The “mayor” of Pike Place Market

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is a must-see tourist sight and one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers market in the nation. Its roots go...

Superstar chef Massimo Bottura: knowing the past to shape the future of Italian cuisine

A slice of cod placed on julienne-sliced vegetables, served in a squid ink broth and topped with a sprinkling of powdered seaweed and sea urchins...

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...

San Francisco celebrates Italian heritage, traditions, and history in a full weekend of events

The first weekend in October will be very busy for locals and visitors in San Francisco. While the Marina will welcome the San Francisco Fleet Week...

Lerici: secrets, solace and sorrows on the Gulf of Poets

There is something at the heart of Lerici that works on my imagination to create magic as interesting things happened in its world of sand and sea,...

Scirocco and Wind Rose markers in St Peter's Square

When Juno, Queen of Olympus, needed to vent her spleen, she visited Aeolus, god of the winds, on his draughty island off Sicily. Juno was outraged...

Venice locks up its gates to tourists: is this really the right solution?

A couple of weeks ago, we learnt about Florence, right on these pages, right off the pen - well, keyboard - or yours truly. Today, is Venice to...

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