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We all know how important café culture is in Italy, with many believing that the first real cafés in Europe were invented here, with Venice often competing with Vienna for this honor. Over the years, we at L’Italo-Americano have had …

If you have been to Italy, you have most likely come across those small, colorful boxes of candies, usually displayed beside the till in virtually every café. If you bought some, their pastel hues and delicate flavor, I bet, found …

Every year on April 21st, the streets of Rome come alive to celebrate the birthday of the Eternal City, which tradition says was founded on the 21st of April 753 BC by the first of its seven kings,  Romulus. According to the …

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The Arena di Verona Opera Festival was established in 1913, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi. The inaugural performance was Verdi’s Aida, chosen for its grandiose and dramatic qualities, which perfectly suited the majestic setting of …

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As Liberation Day approaches every April 25th, the editorial pages of Italy’s national newspapers reignite the national discourse over Mussolini, fascism, and the future of Italian democracy. Although the fall of nazi/fascism may seem remote, it remains relevant today, not only to …

Wherever you are, Sunday lunch means, traditionally, two things: good food and family. In the old days, when activities were still largely organized around Sunday morning mass, the family cook would attend the earliest function and then go back home to get …

The Sagra del Limone di Monterosso which, this year, is celebrated on May 18, 2024, is a fragrant and fun homage to the citrus heritage of Cinque Terre’s largest village. The annual event transforms Monterosso into a lively celebration of …

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Furore, a little village along the Amalfi Coast between Amalfi and Positano, is almost hiding in plain sight. Known as il paese che non c’è (“the village that isn’t there”), it is a collection of scattered houses and unique natural …

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Last weekend Italy, along with many other countries, transitioned to daylight saving time, a practice aimed at maximizing daylight hours during the evening by setting clocks 60 minutes forward. This annual adjustment is a modern solution to optimize energy usage and …

Orvieto is a charming town located in the Umbria region of central Italy, built atop a volcanic tuff cliff overlooking the countryside. Its strategic position along the ancient Via Cassia, one of the main roads of the Roman Empire, made it …

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