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Eight marvelous pages herald the discovery of the New World. It’s the account Christopher Columbus shared with the treasurer of Kings Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, who had sponsored his bold expedition into the unknown. They banked on …

It was tractors that first bore his signature. Affordable, sturdy, and practical. Essential for reviving the post-war agriculture. We are in the lowlands of Romagna, in that vast plain which is still recovering from the heavy damage inflicted by the flood …

Green, yellow, brown—these colors embrace you as you stroll through the countryside of Puglia. The eye is drawn to vivid hues under a brilliant sun: if you look closely, you can see the furrowed brows of those kissed by hard …

The year 2024 is poised to be the year of Roots Tourism, an emotive journey “back to one’s roots” for Italian migrants and their descendants. This trip takes them back to the places they, or their intrepid ancestors—parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents—left …

C’è un palazzo, dimora medievale della famiglia Trinci, che merita il viaggio a Foligno. Siamo nel cuore verde dell’Umbria dove la campagna con le tipiche case coloniche e a torre si alterna alle colline coperte dagli uliveti, prima che queste …

Milan is where creativity thrives and evolves. It’s the heartbeat of design and the Salone del Mobile is the gateway to immersing oneself in the future and in beauty. “Evolution and Innovation” are the defining themes of the 62nd edition …

The sun dips below the horizon, and a shroud of darkness blankets the Earth. This transition brings a dazzling burst of light that overwhelms the horizon, forcing onlookers to avert their eyes. Above the clouds, storms rage differently, with lightning …

A delicate blue rain curtain unfolds gently in front of a masterpiece, momentarily shielding it from view. This allows visitors at the exhibition a moment of isolation from the rest of the room, focusing solely on the perfection of the …

Dioniso per i Greci, Bacco per i Romani. Il dio del vino per gli Etruschi era Fufluns: giovane, cinto di pampini, con un’anfora in mano, una coppa (il «kantharos») o un tirso ovvero un lungo bastone nodoso sormontato da un …

Before the phrase “pop star” was even coined, Enrico Caruso was already the epitome of the American Dream—yet profoundly Italian, forever tethered to his beloved Naples. Today, he stands as one of the greatest tenors of all time, a living emblem of …