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A year and two months since the first Covid-19 case was reported, Italy is still battling the virus. However, things may just have begun looking up: this week, most of the country will be placed in the lowest-risk zona gialla, …

Situated between France to the north and the Ligurian Sea to the south, Imperia is a mountainous and hilly province part of the Ligurian region.  It shares its name with the coastal capital city that was created in 1923.  Because …

We all long to return to normality: how we’d love, once again, to think only about our holidays and the place we’d travel to, when summer arrives, and preparing our suitcases, just like “we used to do.” Our minds would …

Il Primitivo di Turi: “it has the beautiful color of aged wine, a dry tonic flavor, a most pleasant, harmonious scent, generous as a whole” (Dr Antonio Carpenè) Wine —  “the gods’ nectar,” according to classical mythology – has always …

Tours – Carrara Marble Tour If you happen to find yourself lying on one of the beautiful beaches along the Versilian coast in northern Tuscany, it would be impossible not to admire the majestic Apuan Alps. It would be easy …

In the age of the Baroque, the archbishop of Milan Federico Borromeo (1564-1631) would send burly yet educated men to sea on a hunt for manuscripts.  Cardinal Federico was a younger cousin of the zealous prelate Carlo Borromeo, the eventual …

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Research carried out a few years back found out that the vast majority of Italians considered language the strongest representation of their “being Italian.” It seems a legitimate view: in a country where traditions and cultural habits can change drastically …

I think we all agree on this: Palermo is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Crossroad between East and West, it is a melting pot of cultures, people, flavors and colors. It is reminiscent of the Middle East like no …

Twelve months ago, during the first lockdown caused by Covid-19,  Italians rediscovered the pleasures of cooking. Don’t get me wrong, compared to other people in the world, we spend an awful lot of time in the kitchen, but sheltering at …

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