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Tommaso Bordonaro signing a copy of his book. Photo credit: Santo Lombino

One man’s tale of joy and woe: La spartenza

La spartenza is a literary jewel, a linguistic triumph and the precious preservation of one man’s journey to the USA from a small town in Sicily...
Director Claudio Bondì

Rossellini’s Whale: Claudio Bondì on the Maestro’s Untold Story

Se uno vuole, ce la fa : you can do anything you set your mind to. This sums up the essence of Claudio Bondì, the softly spoken, captivating...
Roberta Ferraro, Ilaria Cercere and Alessio Ferrara inaugurated their travelling theater company, Bus Theatre, last week on July 23, in Agerola, Naples, with a programme of photography, clownery, dance, acrobatics, music, circus-theater and street theater

All The World’s A Stage

Before theaters existed, plays were conducted in the courtyards of inns, open spaces and on common land. In Italy, the Greeks and Romans left an...
Progetto Quid recovers unused or slightly damaged textiles from fashion companies and uses them to hand produce limited clothes collections

From Ashes to Beauty: Projetto Quid Changes Lives and Fashion in Verona

A clothes peg may appear to be a very ordinary, domestic item but for Projetto Quid it symbolizes much more. It is their company logo, and the two...
Gabriele Tinti. Photo credits: Howard Schatz

Gabriele Tinti on Poetry and Boxing

Gabriele Tinti is an Italian poet and writer, whose poetry has been extensively inspired by the ancient-art form of boxing. He is moved by solitude...
The mission of "Street Art Silos" was to transform the port of Catania by commissioning eight artists to paint seven giant silos in ten days

Repainting the Port of Catania: 8 Artists, 7 Silos, 10 Days

It seems like myths and legends thrive in volcanic towns. Red-hot lava against ashen, black rock and billowing smoke evokes mysticism and the...
Ugo Mamolo in one of his bakeries

A Venetian in Los Angeles: Ugo Mamolo on Cakes, Bakes and Benê’s Bakery

Walking into Gelson’s Market, on Laurel Canyon Blvd., the first thing that greets the eye is the ‘Coffee & Pastries’ sign. The man behind these...
Orietta Piazza and Loredana Grasso, founders of Sicily Memory Roamers, link up Americans with their long-lost Sicilian relatives and organize once in a life-time family reunions with unique, personalised tours

Roaming for Treasure: Sicily Memory Roamers Mission to Restore

We are so used to casually glancing at people’s lives via social media that we don’t often take the time to look anymore. We rarely track back to see...
The ancient Greek theater is what sets Taormina's annual film festival apart, as it provides a location like no other

An Ancient Italian Setting for a Very Modern Film Festival

It doesn’t take long in Los Angeles to notice the extent to which Hollywood enjoys recreating foreign cultures to showcase its finest art forms. From...