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Last week Pesaro, a lively town of about 100.000 in the Marche region, was proclaimed Italy’s Capital of Culture for the year 2024. The announcement was given by Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini, whose recent proposition to help …

Last week, eight years after her first historical mission, our Samantha Cristoforetti – lovingly known as Astro Samantha – returned to Space. At 9.52 a.m. Italian time, on the 27th of April, SpaceX’s Freedom brought her, and three other astronauts, to the …

Are you ready to come back to Italy? Have you packed your bags already or are you still thinking about the best destination for your yearly visit to the Belpaese? Well, if you follow our suggestion and take part in our …

Italy is filled with Renaissance beauty: Florence, Perugia, and Siena. Mantova, Pavia and Ferrara, just to name a few.  This is not surprising, because the Renaissance, the historical and cultural period that, in Italy, runs from the very early 14th century to …

For Catholics, Easter is the most important celebration of the year. Yes, even more important than Christmas. In it, we remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is considered by the faithful the ultimate proof of His divine nature. While Italians, just …

In Christianity, Lent is the period of forty days that anticipates Easter and corresponds to the forty days spent by Jesus fasting and praying in the desert of Judea, as told by the Gospels. For Catholics, this is traditionally a period of …

Juicy, sweet, and tangy, oranges are, along with lemons, a symbol of the bountiful land our South is. Their colors are those of light and the sun, their scent reminds us of fresh, crisp mornings. When burned on the fire, their fragrant …

Imagine the stupor, the surprise Paolo Dal Poggetto, then director of the Museo delle Cappelle Medicee Florence, must have felt when he discovered, entirely by chance, the last secret of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The year was 1975, the location was the Basilica di San Lorenzo, more precisely the Sagrestia …

We most commonly call it pizzica, tarantella but it’s also known as taranta.  It is the hypnotic, mesmerizing music of Salento, in Puglia, with varieties of its dramatic rhythm – and of the dance style that goes with it – popular also in other areas of …

The Bilzi family history is typical of our Made in Italy. Everything began with a dream and a sense of initiative typical of the generation that was young during the first years of the past century. From the creation of a dairy specialized …