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An infection of humanity: an Italian lesson that reaches the US amid the Covid-19 storm

We are going to press when Italy has just surpassed 8 0.000 positive coronavirus cases , aware of how the peak has yet to come in spite of the...

Italy at the times of Covid-19: fighting the virus with art

Today, 18th of March , we are just starting our second week in isolation. The streets are empty and everything is incredibly silent, without the...

Welcome 2020, a year to be proud of being Italian

We’ve been living in a new decade for almost two weeks, and so many things have already happened. Yet, the month of January is, more often than not,...
Italian tradition at the heart of LA: the San Antonio Winery and the history of the Riboli family

Italian tradition at the heart of LA: the San Antonio Winery and the history of the Riboli family

Family life is made of plenty of things: of simplicity and mundanity, of smiles and fights, of daily routine and special moments, of love and many,...

Parole da salvare: a new way to protect and love the Italian language

According to the peoddddple at the Istituto Treccani — one of Italy’s most prestigious cultural institutions — there are 270,000 words in the Italian...

Myths and legends of Italy Campania – Parthenope and the foundation of Naples

Vedi Napoli e poi mori , once you’ve seen Naples, you are free to die. It may sound unsettling at first, but whoever visited the city can testify it...

Vacanze Romane? Yes, but there are rules to follow

Rome: caput mundi, the Eternal City, the cradle of Western culture as we know it (without forgetting Athens, of course!). A city made of history and...

The myth of Leonardo da Vinci: five hundred years of mystery and geniality

This, more than any other before, is the year of Leonardo da Vinci, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of his death, which took place in Amboise (...

We still miss you: 25 years without Federico Fellini

It was All Souls’ Day, and Rome had woken up under the rain. It makes you wonder, sometimes, the way Nature manages to read into the heart of the...

It’s a matter of identity. Happy Italian Heritage Month

Identity is a serious matter, but not too much. Let’s explain it better. It’s something important for the consequences and the effects it may have...