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Christmas traditions in Italy are varied and each  region has a bunch of its own. In Naples, one of the most popular involves eel, or capitone as it’s commonly known in the city of  Parthenope. On Christmas Eve, capitone is …

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Minister of Culture and Heritage Dario Franceschini announced it just two weeks ago: Procida, one of the pearls of Campania, will be Italy’s Capital of Culture for the year 2022. The island was chosen among a selection of 10 candidates …

Dear Readers,  As theLabor Day weekend approaches let us all pause and give belated thanks to our immigrant parents, grandparents or great grandparents for making the decision to leave home and family behind in search of a better life and, …

Life becomes a time warp in Cornello dei Tasso, a golden stone medieval hamlet of unusual beauty perched on a cliff in the Brembana Valley at 800 m above sea level. Only eight kilometers north of San Pellegrino Terme and …

Delightful mandolino is a symbol of Neapolitan culture and music that, outside of Italy, came to symbolize the Bel Paese as a whole. Almost two centuries of migration towards all corners of the world, especially of people coming from the …

Goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg may have invented the movable-type printing press around 1450 in Meinz, Germany to create his monumental Bibles, but Venice is where the Printing Revolution began by giving the nascent industry a major push and changing men’s lives. …

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Beauty and ingenuity. Italy is loved and admired for the many structures and monuments that sets it apart from the rest of the world. Our artists and craftsmen made history, they laid down the foundation of aesthetics and technique. Our …

“We like the idea of ​​combining Americans’ fresh mentality with our Italian taste, and with that unique ability, typical of those born and raised in our beautiful country, to think outside the box.” With films hailing from more than 70 …

The ties between Seattle and Perugia, capital city of Umbria, go back more than 25 years when a pact of friendship was signed by both mayors. As with many new friendships, there was an immediate interest to get to know …

Raised in Spokane as part of an Italian-Greek family, Jackie Cross had grown up embracing both her cultural heritage as well as the lush agricultural traditions of eastern Washington. Her mother was an avid gardener and her grandparents instilled in …

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