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Mark the 25th of March on your calendar, and get ready to enjoy an amazing evening. The Nexxt Foundation Inc. is organizing its first Annual Gala Event at the Ovation Center in Long Beach and we are all invited. The Gala will offer delicious …

 In the narrative of the Gospels, the birth of Christ doesn’t take up much space: the focus, as those among you who went to catechism as children may remember, is all on the last three years of his life, those …

Italians live longer, we know it: the people of the Belpaese are among the longest-living in the world, along with other Mediterraneans like the Spaniards, and the eastern masters of longevity, the Japanese. There are some parts of the country …

Panettone: soft, fragrant, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture, it is perhaps the most popular cake we eat at Christmas. Traditional with candied fruit and sultanas, or reinvented, with chocolate, fruit, nuts, and creams of all types, it has several contenders across …

2021 has been rough. Not as rough as 2020 but I am not that sad to see this year go. While we are sitting and gorging on panettone on two different sides of the Atlantic, I reckon our New Year’s …

The Romans certainly knew a thing or two about beautiful yet sturdy, long-lasting architecture: I remember thinking just that the first time I visited the majestic Pont du Gard, in the South of France – closer to where I am …

Milan, the beating heart of Italian economy and fashion, the trendsetting city, the birthplace of Manzoni and panettone, the home of the most famous gothic church in the country, the Duomo, and of one of Leonardo’s most precious works, the …

AH! Il Presepe! Quintessential tradition of the Italian Christmas, it brings together Faith, history, tradition, and art. The first was created by Saint Francis of Assisi, our Patron Saint, to represent the birth of Christ and offer another way to …

At the end of the month, Italy will choose its new President, the successor of Sergio Mattarella. Contrarily to what happens in the US, however, citizens don’t vote for their head of state directly: it’s the Parliament that decides. This is …

A glass of Italian red: who hasn’t relaxed after a long day at work with one? Italian wines are the epitome of quality and versatility, of tradition and elegance: this is not only because of the work and skills of …