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Imagine 37 thousand tons above your head, 116 meters towards the sky, your eyes lost in admiration of the 700 figures in  the  3.600 square meters of Vasari and Zuccari’s Last Judgement.  A lantern brushes up against the sky, while …

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 …

“Working to this movie is already an Oscar to me. I don’t even want to think about it. I mean, the idea makes my heart race. We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see.” Italy is already cheering its favorite movie icon, …

Italy’s message to the world of cinema is loud and clear: let’s go, it’s time to start over again. Bari and Venice, with their international festivals that this year have taken place only three days apart, tell us  that we …

What does being — or better, feeling — and identifying as Italians mean,  when living outside of Italy? What is Italy, for all those born from migrant parents, people who left il Belpaese and crossed the ocean to find a …

Luna Rossa is the story of a dream, but also the beauty of a boat that flies on water. A prototype of perfect engineering and nautical know-how, it is a winning example of Made in Italy. Passion and tenacity  are …

Exactly one year ago Italy first, then the US found themselves in the eye of a storm caused by a new, incredibly contagious virus.  We were hit by a wave of fear. Thick clouds forced us inside our homes, incredulous: …

Some artists write history, define styles. True King Midas, they transform into gold everything they touch. They do leave a mark in life. Ennio Morricone only needed seven notes. Notes that, on the pentagram, would become poetry, vibration of the …

What does it mean to be Italian-Americans? How does our family heritage affect our culture and who we are?  In occasion of this year’s Italian Heritage Month, L’Italo-Americano had the pleasure of discussing about it with Guglielmo Botter. Architect and …

When  he received the Oscar, Ennio Morricone said: “I consider this prize as a point of  departure, not of arrival.” Probably we should all embrace the spirit of this man, a true Italian  icon, a maestro  who “has been and …