Giulia Franceschini

Research carried out a few years back found out that the vast majority of Italians considered language the strongest representation of their “being Italian.” It seems a legitimate view: in a country where traditions and cultural habits can change drastically …

The piazza is as Italian as it gets: not as an architectural or urban feature, but rather from a cultural and social point of view. In small villages, it’s where people meet, discuss and buy food, when it’s market day. …

I’ve recently come across an article published by Business Insider,  then proposed in Italian on the turismo.it website. In it, ten things about Italy that shock foreigners are listed. Curious, I scrolled the article and began wondering: how do I …

If you read us regularly, you know we wrote about buchette del vinobefore, but we must talk about them again, because these little quirky masonry wonders went  from being a rediscovered trend, as we reported a couple of years ago, …

Covid-19 changed our habits entirely: the way we work, the way we go to school, the way we socialize, it’s all different.Can you remember the last time you hugged someone? If you’re single and live alone, just like me, chances …

Yes, again:  it’s his year,  in the end, expect to share few more morning coffees or relaxing evening aperitivi with him through our pages in the next few months. You see, it’s easy to think about him as some boring …

Tomatoes may be among the most ubiquitous ingredients in our cuisine, but they are a gift from the New World. It was the Spaniards who, very likely, first introduced the plant to Europe and, during its first years of diffusion, …

In Italy, rosa is not only the color of baby girls. Rosa means Giro d’Italia, the cycling competition we love the most. As precise as a Swiss clock, our Giro comes every May, its colorful, happy caravan traveling across the …

In the past twelve months, we’ve all become sadly acquainted with the idea of contact tracing: used very successfully in the management of the pandemic in countries like South Korea and Israel, it hasn’t been as efficient here in Italy, …

Introduced with Royal Decree number 532 on the 31st of May 1914, film censorship has been abolished in Italy at the beginning of this month by Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities Dario Franceschini. From now on, a specialized Commission …