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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 …

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.  …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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 …

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 …

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, …

“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 …

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 …


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