Heritage

Italians and Americans have plenty of things in common, but there is one they don’t share: Father’s Day.  To be truthful, it’s not only the US and Italy that celebrate their dads on different times of the year, because Father’s …

The Roman army is legendary: whether you think of Caesar’s Republican days or the greatness of the Empire, its strength, prowess, organization are not only known among classicists and military historians, but also among common people, used to the centurions …

Silver and slight, anchovies belong to the Engraulidae family and are common in the seas surrounding Italy, which means they are common also on our tables, regardless of where we are: from North to South, anchovies are perhaps the most …

Buon compleanno, Venezia. I know, you’d never thought to have such a birthday. No tourists in town and your — not many — residents locked inside. I have the impression you enjoyed your 1500 years celebrations, back in 1921, better, …

Roman cuisine is as iconic as the city it was born in, with many of its most typical dishes having become integral part of our national food tradition, from carbonara to pasta alla gricia, all the way to deliciously cheesy …

Calabria is known for many reasons: its history and natural beauty, but also its food and the fertility of its soil. Some of the fruits traditionally associated with the region, including those we’re about to discover, developed almost a cult …

The Beati Paoli are, perhaps, the most mysterious citizens of Palermo, so mysterious we don’t even know if they existed. For more than five centuries, their name and the legend surrounding it has permeated the streets of Sicily’s capital, with …

If you read us regularly, you are definitely familiar with Pasquino, the talking statue located near Piazza Navona that, through his invectives, satires and commentaries  (the famous Pasquinate) — all rigorously seasoned with a hefty dose of humor —  outlined …

My great uncle was a painter. Class 1918, the youngest of three, he had blond hair and the looks – I am told – of an old Hollywood actor. Left-handed and extraordinarily talented, he had always been an artist at …

In Italy, Easter comes a close second in the list of most loved celebrations after, needless to say, Natale. Both rooted in religious tradition, they are the apotheosis of Italian spirituality, heritage and, of course, food.  Easter is a movable …