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We all know when and how the American continent was discovered — let us not delve into the unnerving diatribe about “discovering” vs “conquering” here: there’ll be a lot of that around Columbus Day, in October.  It was the Fall …

You may have a little Italian under your belt, perhaps from family experience, travel, tutors, or classes, and you want to improve your skills in a way that is not only fun but works. Perhaps you have no Italian, but …

How many of you are familiar with Molise? Probably not many, to be honest. And it’s a real pity, because this tiny region at the heart of the Bel Paese has so much beauty to offer and it is, in …

“Ciao to all Italians and Sardinians along the shores of the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans! The third edition of our Sagra del Surf has just ended and we’re happy and thrilled with the results!” There isn’t a better way …

My relationship with Piedmontese, the dialect of my region, has always been ambivalent. Growing up in a small rural community, I learned it without even noticing, because everyone around me would speak it. Even my parents, who would always speak in Italian to me, often switched to Piedmontese …

If you are familiar with all that’s trending on YouTube, then  you may know The Pasta Grannies, a channel with more than  400.000 subscribers where each video is  dedicated to Italian nonne and  the  way they  make traditional, delicious pasta …

The relationship between caffé and the city of Naples can only be called love. La tazzulella di caffé is the way Neapolitans welcome the day, recharge throughout  it and show friends they enjoy their company. It is the occasion to …

Opening up a box we don’t know the content of: isn’t that magic? It’s like going back  to our childhood’s Christmases, to all those moments of joy and expectation that used to fill the hours before opening our gifts. And …

Puglia needs no special introduction. Its sea, the baroque grandeur of Lecce, its olive oil and fresh cheeses: all in the region of Italy’s “heel” calls for attention. Aficionados of the Middle Ages and mystery can explore Castel del Monte, …

Art has a thousand shapes, a thousand colors, a thousand scents. There is no work of art that doesn’t run through more than one of our senses, creating a direct path to the soul. The colors of a painting all …