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Tutte le strade portano a Roma, “All roads lead to Rome,” is a famous saying based on historical and archaeological facts: when our glorious ancestors built roads across their Empire, they all converged on one point, the Eternal City. Via …

Italian food, in general, is a celebration on the plate of what is seasonal and local. In Chianti, some of the best eating of the year is to be found in autumn, which is a very busy period, since it …

The love story between Italy and spices is a long-lasting one. The ancient Romans already used them to create medicines, perfumes and cosmetics, and as a tasty addition to their food. Most of the flavorings used by our ancestors came …

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The Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa was the only Italian institution to participate in the global robotic avatar challenge Ana Avatar X- Prize, held Nov. 4-5 in Long Beach, California. At the Convention Center 17 teams, from 10 countries …

In English, we call it Indian summer, in Italian estate di San Martino. They both refer to that unusually warm period we often experience in the month of November. Far from being a safe bet, the estate di San Martino …

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Pietrapertosa is a small village in the Potenza province of Basilicata, with 1,200 residents. It is beautifully located in the Dolomiti Lucane, a mountain range that shares name and beauty with its more famous cousins, up North. Its name comes …

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What are COM.IT.ES and what role do they play for Italians residing abroad? In general, COM.IT.ES are institutes that represent the Italian community. They were established in 1985 and are elected in each consular district every five years by Italians …

“In this consummate portrait of the Italian people, bestselling author, publisher, journalist, and politician Luigi Barzini delves deeply into the Italian national character, discovering both its great qualities and its imperfections. Barzini is startlingly frank as he examines ‘the two …

Having an Italian surname or ancestor isn’t enough to call yourself “Italian.” Nor is it sufficient to sing along to popular songs, string enough words in Italian to book a hotel, or have spent your childhood Sundays eating pasta at …

Italian Heritage Month started on Saturday, October 1st with the traditional Washington Square Lighting and a block party at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The Italian flag was raised at the SFIAC building to honor contributions of Italian Americans to San Francisco.  That …

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) presents a new exhibition: A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio, which explores the cultural origins, adaptations, and enduring appeal of one of the most popular characters in children’s literature. Written …

Good coffee is just like a cuddle: it’s heart-warming, reassuring and bound to cheer you up. And if there is something that Italy and the US have in common, is their love for a quality cup of coffee. It shouldn’t surprise, …

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Tuscany continues to amaze us. The region, admired all over the world, visited by millions of tourists every year and a bona fide “artistic magnet” for centuries, acquired a new jewel for its crown. In the Siena province, in the …

Prosciutto crudo, known simply as “prosciutto” or “Parma ham” in English-speaking countries, is one of our Made in Italy’s most renowned products. Who doesn’t know it or hasn’t tried it in a sandwich, on a pizza or layered delicately on …

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