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Tourists love Italy. Rich cultural treasures, history in every cobblestone, works of art to rival the heavens, food and wine so good it hurts, landscapes made of dreams — what’s not to love? But like a dysfunctional union, that love …

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 …

Before the pandemic, visiting a place like Florence could be quite an adventure: queues, online bookings – something Italians weren’t, back then, too fond of – school trips, crowds everywhere, people taking pictures at every corner. Honestly, if you wanted …

The city of Rome has more than 2,000 years of history (assumed to have been founded on April 21, 753 BC) and it is full of ancient, or very old (historic) buildings, churches and monuments. The whole world knows the …

Luca is a tribute to Italy, its atmospheres and scents, in particular to those of the Italian Riviera where director Enrico Casarosa, 49, spent long summers during his childhood and adolescence. Pasta with pesto and sea breeze, the warm colors …

Turi, and the whole area around Bari, has cultivated cherries for more than a century. Soil and micro-climate is what makes them special. At the beginning of the 1900s, the vast majority of cherries produced in Turi and in other …

While the Roman Empire gets credit for masterminding modern roadways, they surely never envisioned today’s tangle of Vespas, cars, busses, and bikes buzzing haphazardly through the web of urban streets of today’s Rome. To the unsuspecting visitor, it’s a scene …

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, …

In Italy, rosa is not only the color of baby girls. Rosa means Giro d’Italia, the cycling competition we love the most. As precise as a Swiss clock, our Giro comes every May, its colorful, happy caravan traveling across the …

The focus is on Tokyo, but Italy still has the Wembley final in the eyes. A magical night that filled our hearts with joy and new hope for the future, and our streets with too many people who, quite simply, …

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