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Think about Brunelleschi’s cupola, in Florence, think about its color… that rich, beautiful orangey-red, so vibrant and clean, so vivid against the blue skies of a terse winter day. Well, that color is all down to Impruneta terracotta.  Impruneta, set in …

The term Carnevale stems from the Latin expression carnem levare, which roughly translates to an urging to abstain from eating meat. Indeed, the day after Mardi Gras, the climax of Carnival, marks the beginning of Lent, a period extending until …

Ginori 1735 is among the most iconic names of Italian porcelain making, but you may be more familiar with the way it used to be called until a couple—four, to be precise!—years ago, Richard Ginori. Its story, as you may …

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A few years ago, a study revealed a significant insight into Italians’ sense of identity, when it discovered they overwhelmingly consider their language as the most crucial factor defining national identity. The essence of this revelation lies in the discovery of of …

In the midst of the countless churches gracing the historic center of Palermo, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, one cannot help but notice the one that occupies a prominent place at the Quattro Canti, or Piazza Vigliena. …

The Sassi di Matera are an extraordinary example of ancient and sustainable human settlement in the southern region of Basilicata, Italy. These stone dwellings, etched into the limestone cliffs of Matera, represent one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, with origins dating …

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Many are familiar with the founding date of Rome, the 21st of April. But have you ever wondered about the birth of the Roman Empire? Unlike the city’s legendary foundation, the inception of the Roman Empire isn’t marked by a singular, …

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The Fiera di Sant’Orso in Aosta is a centuries-old tradition that celebrates the region’s rich craftsmanship and folklore. It is held annually on January 30th and 31st and is one of the most important events in the Aosta Valley’s calendar. The event traces …

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You may know her from the “scandalous” Sicilian dessert, or at least have seen it in photos. Small mounds, covered in a layer of sugary, white marzipan and adorned with a candied cherry on top. It’s also popular in iconic …

Trenitalia, Italy’s state railway operator, announced plans to launch new tourist-focused train routes in 2024, which are part of a broader initiative to promote sustainable tourism and to encourage visitors to explore beyond the major Italian cities and well-known tourist destinations. This …

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