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If you think about special effects, Hollywood comes immediately to mind, but these days Cinecittà may be where the magic really happens, quite literally. Since 2015, the historical cinematic studios of our capital have been the home of Makinarium, the …

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Right at the top of the boot, an aristocratic frontier city lies on a narrow strip of land between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. Trieste‘s unique history as a hub for global cultural and commercial exchanges unveils a secret, haunted …

Thanks to archaeology, history and art, today we know quite a lot about the Ancient Romans, yet, there are still some mysteries to unveil: one of them is certainly that of the Vestals, the holy priestesses who dedicated their lives …

This year, we celebrate the 7th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, an initiative that runs across the world with the support and participation of the Italian consular and diplomatic network, and that involves local Italian …

Can I be very honest with you? The idea that we Italians all love the sun and the summer is bogus. I, for one, don’t count the hottest season as my favorite: in fact, I quite dislike it. The heat …


Prosciutto crudo, known simply as “prosciutto” or “Parma ham” in English-speaking countries, is one of our Made in Italy’s most renowned products. Who doesn’t know it or hasn’t tried it in a sandwich, on a pizza or layered delicately on …

In English, we call it Indian summer, in Italian estate di San Martino. They both refer to that unusually warm period we often experience in the month of November. Far from being a safe bet, the estate di San Martino …

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In the 18th century, at the height of the Baroque period, Naples, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities, was known as the città delle cinquecento cupole, “the city with five hundred cupolas,” because of the number of churches one could …

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Il buon vino fa buon sangue, “good wine makes your blood good:” Italians love to say it while pouring another glass of hearty red, often while dining with friends. But where does this popular expression come from and is there …

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If you’ve ever been camping, you definitely own one: the ubiquitous foldable chair. You may have one with a full back, or perhaps a simpler, more portable version, the one with legs shaped like an “X” and a seat made …

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