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Those who have Neapolitan origins know what San Gregorio Armeno stands for: Christmas Nativity tradition. Wandering on the namesake street, in the heart of Campania’s city, searching for the best artisan figures is a must have experience for both locals …

Have you ever asked yourself this/the question, “What must it have been like being someone like Leonardo da Vinci.”  It is likely very few of us will ever know the answer to that question.  There is someone, however, who can …

“When I refer to discovering Bologna, I admit to an ongoing seduction by her unique past and modern charm, not the least of which are the Bolognesi themselves.” Mary Tolaro Noyes’s love affair with the city of Bologna began in …

December, the month we celebrate Christmas, exchange presents with our friends and wish all “Buon Natale,” I got to thinking that some people, by their efforts, wind up enriching an entire community or in the case of Carlo DiRuocco, the …

Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano is the author of the film Mediterranea, which tells the story of two African migrants, Ayiva, played by Koudous Seihon, and Abas (Alassane Sy), as they try to make better lives for themselves in Italy, after …

How many Italians, once they moved to the US, spend lot of their time to find the best mozzarella, prosciutto, or pasta? Probably, the concern belongs to all people who are eager to keep a legacy with the Bel Paese …

Seeing the artistry behind the tiny, handcrafted wooden spinning tops Mauro Sarti makes, it is surprising to find out it all started by chance. Granted, the Bologna-born artisan had always liked making things by hand. However, the decision to devote …

It seems like fate has bestowed more than just the first name to Donati (13 April 1933) and Leone (3 January 1929 – 30 April 1989), both named Sergio and born in Rome, four years apart from one another. Together …

The interplay between light and space fascinates Seattle artist Iole Alessandrini. Her complex site-specific installations use controlled environments to explore these elements, often incorporating custom-built lasers, mirrors and other optics. By adding video, music or computerized sound, she creates an …

Perhaps no single architect has had a more profound influence on the buildings and public places that defined 20th-century Seattle than Fred Bassetti. From the Seattle Aquarium to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, from Woodland Park Children’s Zoo to …

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