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A mysterious deck, with Italian origins: the tarots

Only naming them brings to mind mystery and divination, the magic aura of the unknown surrounds them: but are tarot cards really that difficult to...

Does Italy really need Starbucks?

The news arrived just a handful of days ago, but it was barely noticed in Italy. Perhaps it’s because we are busy trying to understand who is going...

Ten signs you’ve become fully Italian

Indeed, it can happen to the best of us. It can be genetics or simple love, but when Italy gets into you, it shows. Here are ten easy-to-spot signs...

The art of being Italian American

Art, in all its forms and shapes, is the most immediate and beautiful of all ways of communicating: a painting, a song, a piece of poetry, a palace...

Italy and its tourists: the many types of visitors you’ll find in the Bel Paese

My experience with tourists started when I moved to Ireland, in a city known for its all-year-round, endless flux of visitors: certainly essential...

The world behind your Italian name

Naming a child is usually one of two things: a matter of trends or a matter of tradition. Every year, parents all over the world let celebrities and...

Trump’s import tariffs: what does Italy risk?

Just like the rest of the world, Italy has been following the POTUS’ work, both at home and on the international arena, with interest.. Curiosity...

Roman stories... by the street

Nevermind how long you have lived in Rome, you’ll always find something new to discover, or so do its lucky residents say. Of course, Rome is art,...

Hidden pop examples of Italian design: the work in the US of Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Italian design was only recently celebrated in LA with the Italian Design Day and it is once again time to talk about Italy’s most creative minds and...

The beauty and art and Made in Italy ceramics...in the US

Italy is known all over the world for its ceramics. Indeed, handmade and hand painted pottery is common all over the country, from north to south:...

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