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Roma Caput Mundi… and cinema! The most iconic movie location of Italy’s capital

Roma, the head of the world: that’s what our ancestors used to say and that’s what our title is about. The city has been going through some difficult...

Sardinia, where mythology and archaeology meet Nuraghi

What comes to your mind when you think of Sardinia ? Azure sea, sandy beaches, VIP resorts. If you are a bit more knowledgeable, your thoughts may...

Ferrara, “la città del silenzio:” stories and curiosities of the first truly European city

Ferrara, loderò le tue vie piane/grandi come fiumane,/che conducono all’infinito chi va solo col suo pensiero ardente: I shall praise your flat...

A Renaissance tradition becomes popular again: Florence and its buchette del vino

Florence’s streets are filled with secrets and curiosities: some of them are known to those into history and local legends, others are so obscure...

Healthy Italy… or is it?

Ah! The Mediterranean diet! UNESCO Intangible Heritage, the way of life all the world envies to the countries of the Mare Nostrum. We Italians based...

Which side are you on? The many rivalries of Italy

The very fact you’re reading this article right now means you are or feel connected in some way to Italy and that you, very likely, love this amazing...

Has getting a $1 house in Italy just become easier?

Our readers may remember we did tackle the subject before: there are homes for sale in Italy for just 1 euro. Mind, the news made it big in the US,...

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca: an Italian citizen of the world

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca’ s CV strikes for its eclecticism: from law to journalism, from entrepreneurship to fashion design, all the way to...

The white gold of Italy: Massa-Carrara and its marble

We hear Tuscany and, of course, we think Florence, Siena, the leaning tower of Pisa, Lucca’s medieval walls. If idyllic settings and wine are your...