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Lake Como might well be one of the most spectacular areas of natural and manmade beauty in all of Italy, if not in all the world. Popular villages and towns such as Bellagio, Lecco, Menaggio, and Laglio attract the rich …

This is the time of the year when we tend to make a balance of our life and of the experiences we’ve enjoyed – or not – in the twelve months about to end. The Fondazione Migrantes, a pastoral organization …

Every person who likes to cook will tell you that it’s not uncommon, in the kitchen, to make a lucky mistake: picking up oregano instead of basil, or hazelnuts instead of almonds can lead to interesting variations on well-known classics …

The Petruzzelli Theater in Bari is the fourth-largest opera house in Italy and one of the most important, with La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, the Regio in Turin, the San Carlo in Naples and the Massimo in …

Not many know that the invention of the typewriter as we know it comes from the ingenuity of an Italian attorney from Novara (Piedmont), Giuseppe Ravizza (1811-1885). Because its keys were reminiscent of those of a piano, another famous Italian …

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On the 17th of January, Italians celebrate Sant’Antonio Abate, known in English as Saint Anthony of Egypt or Saint Anthony the Great. Anthony is a saint of the early Church and he is considered the first saint hermit, as well …

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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 …

Their deepest, intimate and often neglected – as busy as we are organizing and shopping – meaning: that of giving and reminding us the real value of everything. Christmas celebrations are around the corner, accompanied by a whirlwind of things …

“I have spent my life in this corner. Sometimes when I spend a lot of time working in the back and my customers don’t see me in the store, they get worried. When I arrived in the 1950s it was …

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 …

A beautiful artistic performance, supported by the power of words, has been taking the stage at Club Fugazi in San Francisco since late 2021. And is here to stay. Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story is the name of …

Do we need divas and myths? Yes. Do we need beauty and dreams? Of course. Do we need poetry and idealized worlds? The answer is, again, yes. As self-pleased and well-fed as it may be, our society still has undeniable …

On December 3rd and 4th, the holiday season started at Museo Italo Americano with the Mercatino di Natale, now at its 10th edition. Inspired by Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, the two-day event, organized by …

Vito’s, a treasured Seattle landmark on First Hill, has seen a lot of ups and downs during the past seven decades. Opened in 1953 by brothers Vito and Jimmy Santoro, the restaurant drew its clientele from many walks of life …

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