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Who doesn’t love shopping? Online, IRL, at the mall or at the market. Food, clothes, books, trinkets, anything goes, really. True, in this day and age, spending money on futilities or “extras,” as we like to call them, it’s become increasingly …

There are so many reasons to love Firenze, one of Italy’s most amazing cities: its history, its art, its food, its atmosphere. And it was the home of Dante Alighieri, so poetry permeates everything here: the cradle of Renaissance, Firenze is …

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It is impossible to visit Naples and not see the thousands of ceramic and plastic images of Pulcinella in shop windows lining Via Spaccanapoli that cuts through Naples’ historic center. A commedia dell’arte figure, dating back to the sixteenth century, Pulcinella served in his improvised roles …

Calabria is known for the beauty of its wilderness and its marvelous beaches, as well as, of course, its delicious food. Just like every other region in Italy, Calabria also has a very lively linguistic panorama, with varieties of its dialect …

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Naples had many kings throughout its history: in the end, it was the capital of a kingdom bearing its name for centuries. But the city is also familiar with more prosaic figures, think of Totò or Diego Armando Maradona, who were …


A dream comes true! You are finally in Italy, sitting at a lovely table al fresco, somewhere in Florence – or wherever you fancy, really! With the soft chit-chatting of people around you and the gentle breeze of late summer on …

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Briny, tart, and surprisingly complex, the tiny Mediterranean caper has played a key role on dinner plates for several thousand years. Can you imagine Pasta Puttanesca or Caponata or Chicken Piccata – and don’t forget tartar sauce -without the pungent, …

Leonardo da Vinci is possibly, along with Michelangelo and Dante, the most famous name in Italian art. His ingenuity didn’t only give us some of the most iconic paintings in the world – the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, …

Il due pezzi, the bikini: a view as common on the world’s beaches as sunscreen and flip flops. More or less revealing, in a variety of styles and colors, it remains the most popular swimsuit style for women. Once upon a …

When it comes to glamor and national popularity, the Festival del Cinema di Venezia is the Italian equivalent of the Oscars. The connection with the famous US cinematic awards runs even deeper when you consider how, often, the movies triumphing …


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