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When you think of Italy and the summer holidays, an image comes immediately to mind: handsome Gregory Peck and charming Audrey Hepburn happily riding their Vespa, with an elegant, black-and-white Rome as a backdrop. You can feel freedom, lightheartedness and …

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 …

Science has no boundaries. International collaborations are a sine qua non of the work of researchers and their training. And the more does that work rely on the “solitude” of those labs where connections and relationships with the rest of …

Nurturing young people’s talent. Luciano Pavarotti is not only considered the most famous Italian tenor but one of the ten greatest of all time. He had it all: bright, clear high notes, impeccable phrasing, clean timbre, and unmatched expressivity.  His …

90 years of age are a great achievement, especially when considering the foresight and vision of those who had the intuition to bet everything on the Seventh Art which, back then, was an artistic Avant-Garde still moving its first steps.  …


At the Metropolitan Museum in New York, there are two perfect copies of the Bronzi di Riace. Actually, no: they are just like they were when they had been made. First of all, they are in colors, rejuvenated, free from all those …

Some objects tell us about the crafts that created them. Crafts with a long history made of techniques, tools, and skills improved through experience and trained by the slow, quiet toiling of the workshop. Crafts that developed through knowledgeable hands, …

Italian talent is on show, between cinema (Liotta) and theater (Massini) Being Italian goes beyond image, DNA, and origins. Ray Liotta, adopted when he was 6 months old by Mary and Alfred, both children of Italian immigrants, was born and …

We can learn a lot from history. These days’ incredible heat clearly demonstrates that climate change is an undeniable reality: it isn’t going to happen, it’s happening already. We no longer need Greta, we have the Marmolada glacier and its …

Thursday, the 2nd of June is the anniversary of the historical referendum with which, in 1946, Italians abolished the monarchy and chose, also with the vote of women, the Republic. A collective celebration of unity for all the people of …


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