Simone Schiavinato

Are we ready for the Holiday Season? Every place in Italy has its traditions, delicacies, streets filled with lights, and the reassuring warmth of local folklore embracing the town square. We’re steeped in symbols and busy with decorating and organizing …

Do we need divas and myths? Yes. Do we need beauty and dreams? Of course. Do we need poetry and idealized worlds? The answer is, again, yes. As self-pleased and well-fed as it may be, our society still has undeniable …

Tuscany continues to amaze us. The region, admired all over the world, visited by millions of tourists every year and a bona fide “artistic magnet” for centuries, acquired a new jewel for its crown. In the Siena province, in the …

It is very curious that a novel and not a scientific article (although it will come later), was chosen to reveal the mysterious origins of Leonardo da Vinci. The recently-published literary work, which targets all types of readers, wants to …

His name is tied to a specific time. A time when the original supermodels walked up and down the runways of Italian creativity. Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen have all been muses of his. Beautiful …

Giancarlo Giannini says it unequivocally: a Hollywood star is far more valuable than an Oscar. Everyone in the film industry strives for the prized statuette and dreams of holding it on the Dolby Theatre stage. But in the end, says …

Their deepest, intimate and often neglected – as busy as we are organizing and shopping – meaning: that of giving and reminding us the real value of everything. Christmas celebrations are around the corner, accompanied by a whirlwind of things …

We often consider it something external to us, but we’re wrong. “Landscape” doesn’t simply mean what we see outside our window, nor the horizon above the sea in a holiday photo. It isn’t only the outline of our mountains against …

“When I watch them today, my movies seem even better.” This is what Gina Lollobrigida used to say, not with self-complacency but because there is truth in it. Those movies shaped our collective imagination. If we watch them, if we …

Dear readers, here we are: it’s the last edition of 2022. Are you ready to raise your glasses and celebrate the arrival of the new year? We at L’Italo-Americano are ready to welcome you again in 2023 with many initiatives …