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This year marks a significant milestone in the history of Italian radio and television: RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana), the nation’s premier public broadcasting company, celebrates 100 years of radio and 70 years of television broadcasting. Since its inception in 1924, RAI played a crucial role …

The world of winemaking never fails to surprise. After wines aged under seawater, of which we spoke in these very pages a few months ago, it’s now time to meet heroic wines.  In their name, heroic wines pay tribute to …

Sardinia usually conjures images of Mediterranean beach vacations, where blue-green waters lap at shores and celebrities float their yachts along the harbor of la Costa Smeralda. While that is a part of the island scene, it’s not the reality for most …

I’ve eaten my way through many of Italy’s 20 regions. Lovely lemon pasta in Calabria, fried sea creatures in Veneto, fabulous stuffed olives in Le Marche. I could ooze delight for days reimagining unforgettable food experiences in the Bel Paese. …

The idea is not mine, it belongs to Stefania Mastrosimone who, a while back, wrote an article for Vanilla Magazine about this topic: in ancient Rome, walls were the equivalent of our social media. And oh! how right she is! While today we …


Venezia and Viareggio are the most famous, but there are other historically significant Carnevali around Italy, Putignano, Cento, and Fano being, perhaps, the names we are more familiar with. We are talking about events with a long history and that, …

I’ll be honest, there aren’t many artists in the world of photography who manage to capture the essence of a moment as evocatively as Marco Secchi. A maestro with the camera, Marco’s journey in photography began when he was a …

It is called Casa I Wonder, and it’s a meeting place where people exchange ideas about films and cultivate working relationships within the film industry. What makes it special? The meetings take place in an actual house, featuring a spacious …

The year 2024 is poised to be the year of Roots Tourism, an emotive journey “back to one’s roots” for Italian migrants and their descendants. This trip takes them back to the places they, or their intrepid ancestors—parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents—left …

The first 2024 cover of The New Yorker was designed by Italian illustrator Bianca Bagnarelli. Titled Deadline, it depicts the plight of those who find themselves having to work even during the holidays. Born in 1988, Bagnarelli spent a year studying comics and illustration …


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