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Eating in a rush … Italian style

Never like today the idea of having a quick lunch while walking down the main street of our town or village has been so alluring. Whatever we picture...

Happy birthday, Roma! And another two thousands of these years

On the 21st of April, Rome turned 2.773 years old, but this was a very strange birthday indeed. No one was around her streets celebrating, there were...

Italian science against the coronavirus: it’s a battle we’ll win!

One thing Italians have been reminded of during these first 20 days of coronavirus emergency is the quality and resilience of their healthcare system...

Living in Rome: is La Città Eterna still an amazing place to live?

I was having my first coffee watching the early morning news today and guess what: Rome was in it, again for the wrong reasons. Apparently, the area...
Ciao, Mamba: Kobe Bryant’s profound affection for Italy, where he first learned to play

Ciao, Mamba: Kobe Bryant’s profound affection for Italy, where he first learned to play

Everyone knows Italy’s national sport is soccer. After that come cycling, skiing and Formula One, where the country always produced great champions...

Winter legends for an Italian 2020

Winter is such a fantastic time of the year. It’s my favorite season and I just love it. The snow, the chilly air, the color of the sky. Everything...

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...