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It is considered the photo of the century. He has not (yet) won the Pulitzer but has shown Einstein’s General Relativity. With two super-computers, one at Boston’s MIT, and a network of radio telescopes from 12 to 30 meters in …

“My grandfather had a dream: becoming successful in America. I am part of that dream, and I am part of Giovinazzo, where my father, my grandfather and my grandmother were born.” These aren’t the words of any Italian-American, one that …

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 …

E’ un piccolo, prezioso, tesoro. Racconta una storia antichissima che risale alla Guerra di Troia ma ha un finale contemporaneo ben più importante: l’eroe greco Aiace Telamonio è riemerso dal passato per farsi ammirare a 111 anni dal suo ritrovamento …

Five biplanes dive down into their targets. The head of the group noses up and makes a full loop, while the others fringe off while turning upside down, only to dive down once more. Their trajectories criss cross those of …

It is the oldest cinema event in the world after the Oscars. Its 76 editions do not only show the  way contemporary visual arts evolved, but also how men and women of all cultures and nationalities described their vision of …

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 …

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 …

Everything started with the Aeronautica Militare’s first flights to bring back home all the Italians living in China. They lived, worked, studied in Wuhan, in that far away, incredibly modern province where a virus we believed distant had begun killing. …

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 …