Culture

Burano is one of the three picturesque islands – the other two are Murano and Torcello – that share the lagoon with Venezia. Burano is known for two things: its lace-making tradition and the bright colors of its houses. If you have been to Burano, you know …

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“È stata la mano di Dio” (The Hand of God), written, directed, and produced by Paolo Sorrentino is now available on Netflix. Paolo Sorrentino, already well known for his films “La Grande Bellezza” (The Great Beauty), “Il Divo,” and “The Young …

Are you fascinated by Italian art? Are you learning Italian or wish you could speak Italian better? You are in luck! This week my pick of authentic Italian media sites to be on the lookout for is a new website …

Easter wouldn’t be Easter in Italy without chocolate eggs: yes, I know they are quite popular in other parts of the world, like Ireland and the UK, for instance, but we think that in Italy the art of chocolate egg making and …

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Naming her brings to mind a time of conspiracies, cloak-and-dagger events, and lascivious, decadent orgies of sex and wealth. But was Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI and his favorite, Vannozza Cattanei, truly such a dissolute being? According to historians …

Piazza San Marco is the heart of Venice and, if you’ve been to La Serenissima, you definitely spent some time there, either enjoying a Spritz at one of its many cafés or walking through the square itself, perhaps towards the Basilica, …

Reprinted From Newsletter, Italian American Studies Association Among the features of Prof. Kenneth Scambray’s new book, Italian Immigration in the American  West, 1870-1940, that stand out are the episodes he relates coming directly from his Family Papers. These are by …

Are you looking for a fresh, upbeat original Italian television series? Are you searching for love? On both accounts, your quests may be easier than you think! All you need to do is gaze up at the stars… and then …

I am writing this close to midday, and I am telling you: the idea of having a nice tomato salad with a burrata on the side, dressed with just a hint of oregano and extra virgin olive oil on top is driving …

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In Christianity, Lent is the period of forty days that anticipates Easter and corresponds to the forty days spent by Jesus fasting and praying in the desert of Judea, as told by the Gospels. For Catholics, this is traditionally a period of …