francesca bezzone

The heart and soul of Naples: history and poetry of the Quartieri Spagnoli

“Napule è mille culure, Napule è mille paure, Napule è a voce d’ ‘e creature che saglie chiano chianu e tu saje ca nun si sulo:” Naples is a thousand...

Due Giugno: a time to remember our rights, but also our duties

Festa della Repubblica , the day when Italy celebrates its most important institution, is upon us: on the 2nd of June , our streets fill with the...

Legends of Italy: Piedmont, The Toro Rosso of Turin

Torino, first capital of Italy, and centuries old heart of the Savoia’s Kingdom, never quite relinquished her royal, aristocratic habits and looks...

The beauty of Sicily for half the price? It may happen this summer

The world has been fighting the same enemy. Reality is, there is not such a thing as escaping the virus, but in Italy we’ve finally reached a moment...

Via Montenapoleone, “Il Salotto di Milano”

“Via Montenapoleone, il salotto di Milano, ritrovo delle signore dell'élite della città.” It was 1954 when Dutch born singer Peter Van Wood sang his...

It isn’t the first time: Italy and its history with epidemics

There is a lot to say about epidemics , because epidemics are as old as Man himself. While what we’ve been experiencing since last month is, without...

La parola a voi: love for Italy from L’Italo-Americano’s readers

The fourth week on lockdown in Italy starts today, 30th of March. Fifteen days ago, I made a post on L’Italo-Americano Facebook page, asking to you...

Daily life during the coronavirus: changes, quirks and new habits of a country on lockdown

Here we are, our second week in isolation begins. It’s strange to think how much our existence has changed in such a short period of time. It’s...

A virus won’t stop the heart of Italy

I won’t speak about data and numbers, about contagion and hospitalizations: you can get all that type of information somewhere else. I’ve even...

A Venetian Carnevale: the Marega family and the mascareri tradition

There are two words that truly define the essence of Italian Carnevale : the first is maschera , or mask; the second is — of course — Venezia. While...