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The island of Capri has long been a jewel in Italy’s crown, a place where nature, history, and culture converge in a breathtaking tableau. Yet, even among its many wonders, the Grotta Azzurra stands out as a one-of-a-kind beauty that captivated the imaginations of …

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 San Gennaro, the Bishop of Benevento, met a tragic end as a martyr in 305 AD, persecuted for his Christian beliefs. Yet, his legacy lives on, immortalized in the city’s most significant religious festival: the heart of this celebration …

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The tradition of I dolci dei Morti or “Sweets of the Dead” in Sicily and other parts of Italy is observed during the festivities of All Saints’ Day and the commemoration of the deceased on November 1st and 2nd. These …

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The Mattatoio is Rome’s most unusual museum. It can only be compared to the city’s other unique museum: Centrale Montemartini Museum in Ostiense, a 1930s electric power station, where first-century Roman marbles share the museum space with the power generator …

The laurel plant, or laurus as it is known in Latin, is a symbol of triumph and honor, a plant of divine origins that found its way into our kitchens and our traditions. But have you ever wondered about the journey of this …


As the summer heat wanes and the air turns crisp, Italy undergoes a transformation. The country, renowned for its art, history, and gastronomy, dons a vibrant palette of autumnal hues, making it an even more enchanting destination. From the rolling …

The cult of Bacchus, or Dionysus as he was known in ancient Greece, has roots that stretch back to the cradle of Western civilization and, while many know him only as the god of wine, he was much more than that.  …

 Italy’s Salento region resonates with a rhythmic beat that brings a dance tradition to life: we are in the ancient area of the Grecìa Salentina, where a group of towns and villages, along with the Diego Carpitella Institute created, almost 30 …

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Ah, the Renaissance! a time of rebirth, innovation, and unparalleled creativity. The very word conjures images of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces, Michelangelo’s sculpted marvels, and the poetic verses of Petrarch. But have you ever stopped to wonder why this extraordinary era began …

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In the world of wine, innovation and tradition often dance a delicate waltz together: we all know that winemakers, both in Italy and abroad, are constantly seeking new ways to enhance the character of their wines while honoring the time-tested methods …

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