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Finally, Italy is up and working again. Our borders are open to all other EU countries, stores and restaurants finally welcome customers and patrons,  and our museums, too, are able to display their treasures to the world again. We are …

Home, family: there’s nothing quite like it, in the end. There’s nothing quite like going back and discovering where you truly come from. I sometimes asked myself how it may be, this finding your roots and the essence of who …

Sardinia, cradle of history and special traditions, holds within also plenty of culinary secrets. Let’s ideally travel to the west of the island. We are in the enchanting area of Marmilla, a small region at the very edges of the …

We of L’Italo-Americano are great supporters of traditional knowledge and heritage, and it really couldn’t be any different. For Italian-Americans, maybe more than for European Italians, discovering and appreciating their origins and family history is not only a moment of …

Mistral made of Gragnano, a town of just under 30.000 not far from beautiful Naples, the historical heart of dry pasta-making in Italy. But we’re not talking about the dry wind born in the South of France that graces the …

Ah! Beauty!  The gift of the gods to their subjects, inspiration to literature, poetry and art of all forms and colors. Its canons may change from decade to decade,   but its essence remains the same, lifeblood of human creativity …

Close your eyes and image Sicily in all its glory, some two thousand years ago.  A precious stone set in the crystal blue Mediterranean, she was the envy of every nation: the Greeks conquered it, longing to settle in such …