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One of Giancarlo Giannini‘s favorite memories was meeting Billy Wilder in a Los Angeles restaurant by chance. Intimidated by a director he considered legendary, Giannini wanted to talk to him but shyness and self-consciousness made him desist. Later, a waiter let …

Who discovered the New World? The canonical answer is, of course, Christopher Columbus, but many among you probably already know that there are other interesting theories: some historians believe that the Vikings had already reached the northern part of the …

Gina Lollobrigida was much more than a star on the Walk of Fame because acting was only one of the many facets of her kaleidoscopic artistic nature, which kept her on the silver screen for more than 70 years. Sculpture, …

Much of our heritage and old traditions are associated with specific moments of the liturgic calendar: once upon a time, religion and the natural passing of seasons were all people needed to keep track of days and months. As a time …

There’s a breeze rising up from the sea, fluttering through the Piazza della Repubblica in Pizzo on a Saturday night. Surrounded by couples, families, and groups of friends laughing over late-night drinks, you wait, then watch as the waiter places …


A few years ago, at a friend’s housewarming party, a woman pulled me aside and quietly asked me if I would read her cards. The request took me by surprise. She and I had never met, and very few people …

Let’s face it, February is the strangest month: it’s in full winter, but people feel like it’s spring already; it’s the shortest of months, and the only one with 28 days. If that wasn’t enough, it’s got an extra day …

Carnevale is here! It’s a time of joy, feasting on delicious food and enjoying your friends’ company, possibly dressed up in fun costumes. The Italian tradition of Carnevale is renowned around the world: who isn’t familiar with the Carnevale di …

The history of cereals goes hand in hand with that of Humankind, especially here, in the Mediterranean basin, where they have always been part of our food triad. Along with olives and the vine, and the products they’d give us …

Santo Versace enters the Milan cathedral in silence. It is July 22, 1997, the day of his brother’s funeral, the fashion guru Gianni Versace. The mass is at 6:00 p.m. “Donatella clings to my arm; the veil covers her gaze. …


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