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We all know how important café culture is in Italy, with many believing that the first real cafés in Europe were invented here, with Venice often competing with Vienna for this honor. Over the years, we at L’Italo-Americano have had …

Last weekend Italy, along with many other countries, transitioned to daylight saving time, a practice aimed at maximizing daylight hours during the evening by setting clocks 60 minutes forward. This annual adjustment is a modern solution to optimize energy usage and …

Soapstone, known in Italian as pietra ollare, derives its English name from its soapy feel, which is due to its high talc content. On the other hand, the term ollare of its Italian name comes from the Latin olla, meaning …

Nobel Laureate in Physics and father of long-distance radio transmission  Guglielmo Marconi, was born on April 25, 1874, in Bologna. Italy began celebrating his 150th birthday last week. There is no need to explain why Marconi is important for the …

The Italian language, like all living languages, constantly evolves and adapts to cultural shifts, technological advancements, and global interactions. One of the most notable changes in recent decades is the increasing incorporation of English words, especially in the fields of …

In a recent article Catherine Sabino from Forbes explored Italy in an alternative way: she looked at some of the country’s most popular destinations and found lesser-known but equally appealing options for a holiday, or looked at them from an …

In contemporary Italian popular culture, few phenomena have entered the fabric of everyday life as deeply as Totocalcio. Launched in 1946 by Massimo Della Pergola, a sports journalist, along with his colleagues Fabio Jegher and Geo Molo, this soccer betting …

I recently read an article by Georgia Konidari on the blog World Wide Schooling about the biggest culture shocks Americans face in Europe, and it got me thinking about how these cultural differences play out in Italy. Needless to say, …

Italy’s blend of rich cultural heritage and varied cost of living makes it an appealing destination for retirees. Travel + Leisure conducted extensive research, including interviews with local residents and frequent travelers, and engaged with online communities such as the …

July 4th, for all of us, is Independence Day, but it also marks an important milestone in automotive history: the debut of the Fiat 500. Introduced in 1957, this compact car became a true symbol of Italian post-war motoring and …