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For six years of my life, I lived in Liguria, before eventually settling back in my beloved Piemonte. While on the riviera, I had the habit to buy my vegetables and fruit from the farmers’ market that, twice a week, …

When legendary silent film star Rudolph Valentino died at age 31 on August 23, 1926 in New York City from a perforated ulcer, the announcement sparked scenes of mass hysteria. A hundred thousand mourners lined up the streets outside the funeral home, …

There are two countries within Italy. One, the Vatican, is the smallest sovereign state in the world. The other, San Marino, is the most ancient Republic still extant. There is something very magical about San Marino, a place which I had …

The premise: A happily married couple, Luca (Flavio Furno) and Sara (Marta Gastini), decide to host a dinner party. As they gather and set the table, they argue good-naturedly for and against the existence of soul mates. As Luca pours …

Younger Gen-Xers (no, I don’t like the “old millennials” label) – and every generation before – remember the thrill of walking with mille lire in their hand to buy five pacchetti di figurine, or the comfort that same walk would give when it …

Right now, the Italian property market is absolutely booming. And I mean BOOMING. In my nearly 8 years of working in the real estate and holiday rentals industries in Italy, I have never seen the market as buoyant as it is now. …

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Rudolph Valentino’s story is out of the ordinary. He embodies success at its highest, the chance of reaching the top when doing it, everywhere else, is forbidden, unthinkable, a pure utopia. This is the very meaning many migrants gave to …

Science has no boundaries. International collaborations are a sine qua non of the work of researchers and their training. And the more does that work rely on the “solitude” of those labs where connections and relationships with the rest of …

To celebrate this year’s Festa della Repubblica, the Consulate General of Italy, along with the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA), has organized the Italy Run LA, a 5K race taking place Sunday 5th of June at 8 a.m. close to the ocean, …

Italian talent is on show, between cinema (Liotta) and theater (Massini) Being Italian goes beyond image, DNA, and origins. Ray Liotta, adopted when he was 6 months old by Mary and Alfred, both children of Italian immigrants, was born and …

The new COM.IT.ES, the groups representing Italian expats all over the world, officially formed a few months ago, opening a new chapter for many cities and areas in the world that will last five years. As their main task, the …

If you’ve ever been to an Italian old-men bar, the one where your granddad would go spend the afternoon with his mates if that’s the type of thing he is into, or if you had the curse – or blessing, depending on …

The Migration Project, an international exhibition bringing together 10 artists from Seattle and Italy, will open in Perugia Sept. 2 through Oct. 9. Curated by Antonio Carlo Ponti, the exhibit can be seen at the Civic Museum, located in the Palazzo …

The “queen of Italian cinema.” The “Italian anti-diva.” The “muse of incommunicability.” These are just a few ways experts and movie lovers talk about Italian actress Monica Vitti, who died at the age of 90 in Rome last February. She …

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