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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 also go to the island’s beautifully wild inland, or to the interesting features of …

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 is just perfect.  Winter is also a season that lends itself …

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 chomping on, it tastes like freedom, doesn’t it? Regardless to your country …

One thing Italians have been reminded of during these first 20 days of coronavirus emergency is the quality and resilience of their healthcare system. Allow me to start this article with an enormous, heartfelt “thanks, guys” to all the nurses, …

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 times lately  and  we’d ideally  like to cheer   her  up by  …

Everyone knows Italy’s national sport is soccer. After that come cycling, skiing and   Formula One, where the country always produced great champions. Our relationship with  basketball is definitely more nuanced, though: as kids, we play it during P.E;  as teens, …

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 streets/as large as rivers/that lead to infinity those walking alone with their fiery thoughts. That’s how our Gabriele …

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 neither aperitivi nor strolls at the Pincio with your loved ones, enjoying these …

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 only locals can tell you about them. This is not so unusual, when you think of it, all old cities …

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 around the Colosseum is chocking in litter and street vendors — operating more …