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Their deepest, intimate and often neglected – as busy as we are organizing and shopping – meaning: that of giving and reminding us the real value of everything. Christmas celebrations are around the corner, accompanied by a whirlwind of things …

Tuscany continues to amaze us. The region, admired all over the world, visited by millions of tourists every year and a bona fide “artistic magnet” for centuries, acquired a new jewel for its crown. In the Siena province, in the …

From Pulcinella to the miracle of San Gennaro, from the Smorfia – used to interpret dreams – to the lucky red cornetto. But we could also say from pizza Margherita to Mount Vesuvio or, in the kitchen, from coffee to sfogliatella, from hot maccheroni to babà. Some …

Dear readers, here we are: it’s the last edition of 2022. Are you ready to raise your glasses and celebrate the arrival of the new year? We at L’Italo-Americano are ready to welcome you again in 2023 with many initiatives …

Do we need divas and myths? Yes. Do we need beauty and dreams? Of course. Do we need poetry and idealized worlds? The answer is, again, yes. As self-pleased and well-fed as it may be, our society still has undeniable …


Having an Italian surname or ancestor isn’t enough to call yourself “Italian.” Nor is it sufficient to sing along to popular songs, string enough words in Italian to book a hotel, or have spent your childhood Sundays eating pasta at …

“When I watch them today, my movies seem even better.” This is what Gina Lollobrigida used to say, not with self-complacency but because there is truth in it. Those movies shaped our collective imagination. If we watch them, if we …

Are we ready for the Holiday Season? Every place in Italy has its traditions, delicacies, streets filled with lights, and the reassuring warmth of local folklore embracing the town square. We’re steeped in symbols and busy with decorating and organizing …

We all have a soft spot for chefs and food bloggers, for online cooking courses and for those Youtube videos where they teach you how to make delicious meals in five minutes. We can tune on our favorite food TV …

“In this consummate portrait of the Italian people, bestselling author, publisher, journalist, and politician Luigi Barzini delves deeply into the Italian national character, discovering both its great qualities and its imperfections. Barzini is startlingly frank as he examines ‘the two …


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