LIFE & PEOPLE

A century ago this month, on the 2nd of August 1921, legendary tenor Enrico Caruso died. Born and departed in Naples, his life was, however, profoundly American: performer at the Metropolitan Opera House – he went on stage 607 times …

Literally, dolce far niente means “sweet doing nothing,” but in truth it is much more than that. It is hands down one of Italy’s most coveted activities, and not because we are lazy, but rather because in today’s busy world, …

Italy is blessed with a good climate all over. Even the colder North tends to have a good few weeks of enjoyable warmer weather in the summer,  and the presence of the sea on three out of four sides of …

With the Tokyo Olympics in full swing, we couldn’t pass on the occasion to look into the history of Italian sport and find those athletes who, also thanks to their olympic performances, entered in the nation’s heart and in our …

Disbelief set in even before sadness. Deep sadness, in fact, to accept the sudden death of a man used to overcome the most impossible of challenges. In this annus horribilis, at the very moment when darkness is falling again on …

While the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Italy and Europe continues, new ways to limit the spread of the disease, which has become more contagious because of its delta variant, have been discussed and implemented around the continent. Recently France …

What does “Italia” really mean? In a moment such as this, without a doubt, it seems legit to say “victory,” “commitment,” “resilience,” “strength,” as inspired by the great athletes of our Olympic team. With its 40 medals – at the …

Venice won the Leone d’Oro. The 78th edition of the  Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica has been truly special: it managed to overcome the pandemic,  gathering into one embrace the world of international cinema to celebrate together on the laguna. It …

Especially in the past, visual arts weren’t only a matter of beauty, they had a didactic function: in the Middle Ages, for instance, famous pictorial works in churches aimed at teaching the tenets of the Gospels to people who were …

Until the beginning of 2020, Giacomo Gorini‘s specialty at the Jenner Institute in Oxford was to isolate monoclonal antibodies, dealing specifically with malaria. When the pandemic disrupted our lives, the young Italian researcher was asked to join the group that, …