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Movie-themed amusement park, Cinecittà World, opened in July 2014, and owes its shape to the work of Academy Award winning designer Dante Ferretti

Cinecittà World, the new theme park that will seduce you with movies and their secrets

A giant Moloch, seen in Cabiria, a silent movie filmed in Turin in 1914, opens his jaw as you pass through his huge mouth. It’s the entrance to the...
A beautiful site to see in Milan: The Naviglio Grande

Milan: not only Expo 2015

If you are visiting Milan for Expo 2105, you might want to take advantage of other attractions the city offers its guests. Some of these are well...
Five Italian cities to be Capitals of the Italian Culture in 2015

Five Italian cities to be Capitals of the Italian Culture in 2015

On October 17, 2014 the selection panel of 13 independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of...
Pinin Brambilla Barcilon: Leonardo da Vinci’s restorer

Pinin Brambilla Barcilon: Leonardo da Vinci’s restorer

Pinin Brambilla Barcilon was an architecture student when she was first introduced to the restoration world by Piero Portaluppi e Mauro Pellicioli...
The traditional "Scoppio del carro" in Florence

Easter in Italy: ancient traditions and celebrations

In 325 A.D. the Nicean Council decided Easter would be celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the Spring Equinox, unless...
Italian modern-art, Alberto Burri, 100th birth anniversary, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Italian modern-art great Alberto Burri’s 100th birth anniversary

This year Italy celebrates 100 years anniversary of Alberto Burri’s birthday, one of Italy’s most important contemporary painter and sculptor. He was...
Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, DNA, real identity, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

DNA test to determine Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa real identity

Lisa del Giocondo, also known as Lisa Gherardini, was a member of the Florentine Gherardini family back in 1479. Her husband commissioned her...
Murano, ancient glass, art, Venice, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Murano and its ancient glass art

The Murano art of glass is known around all the world. Its history is fascinating and goes back to the 8th century when this art was first born in...
“Rome Open City”, Rossellini, Anna Magnani, Italian cinema,Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

“Rome Open City”, after 70 years still a masterpiece that moves and surprises

“Oh, it’s not hard to die well. It’s hard to live well.” These are the famous words pronounced by the priest Don Pietro Pellegrini (played by Aldo...
Aldo Manuzio, first greatest, publishers, history, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Aldo Manuzio, one of the first and greatest publishers in history

The name Aldo Manuzio is unfamiliar to most of us, though he deeply influenced history and, surprisingly, our everyday lives. Aldo Manuzio is...

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