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Officina Santa Maria Novella

Florence's Scented Treasure: Officina Santa Maria Novella

There are travelers who get to know a new place by visiting its most famous landmarks, eating at the hotel restaurant, and sacking the main shopping...
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Waiting for the Befana: an Italian tradition to celebrate the Epiphany

The holiday season is a special time to take some rest from our fast-paced everyday lives and to celebrate with our loved ones but, as much as we...
Chapman University President James L. Doti. Photo credit: Sheri Geoffreys for Chapman University

The Italian American values behind Chapman’s growth

“To serve our university’s mission we need, as a learning community, to do all we can to build, nurture and sustain the most vibrant, exciting,...
Chef Rubio

Gourmet street food Italian style: traditional recipes and high quality ingredients

The widespread phenomenon of street food, a common feature of many big cities worldwide, may be improperly regarded as a recent response to the...
Paolo Fresu 2013. Photo credit Laurent Leduc

Paolo Fresu: solidarity and jazz take over L’Aquila

The beautiful southern Italian city of L’Aquila, in Abruzzo region, is still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake that hit the area...
Astronomer Cristina Dalle Ore

Cristina Dalle Ore: the NASA scientist from Treviso who took part in the New Horizons mission

A few weeks ago, the NASA mission called New Horizons performed the closest approach to Pluto, the “ice dwarf,” unexplored planet in the Solar System...
Enzo Aiello creating in his studio in Rome

Italian mosaic artist Enzo Aiello on his latest creation for St. Peter’s Catholic Church

For the Italian Catholic community of Los Angeles, St. Peter’s Church on Broadway has been representing a sanctuary of peace and fraternity for over...
James Conlon

James Conlon on his passion for Italian Opera

Founded in 1931 in Turin, Piedmont region, by Italy’s public service broadcaster, the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra has absorbed the radio...
Riccardo Oldani's book Spaghetti Robot

Discovering one of Italy’s strongest R&D sectors with science journalist Riccardo Oldani’s

In the world’s eyes, groundbreaking robotic innovations are usually associated with the high-tech research carried out in leading countries like the...
Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich: the Italian roots of a culinary empire

Expo Milan 2015 is up and running, and among its many initiatives is WE - Women for Expo, which focuses on women’s contribution to healthy nutrition...