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“My expectations were high, and they were not only met but exceeded. In Los Angeles, I found a dynamic environment and an extraordinary, supporting team, both at the Consulate and throughout the entire Sistema Italia.”  March 2024 marks the first …

In a recent article Catherine Sabino from Forbes explored Italy in an alternative way: she looked at some of the country’s most popular destinations and found lesser-known but equally appealing options for a holiday, or looked at them from an …

 Tourism flows to Italy have returned to pre-pandemic levels, making genuine experiences elusive. But a professor’s simple tips can add meaning to your trip.  Along with spring comes wanderlust and vivid dreams of carefree summer escapes. For millions, Italy will be a …

The sun dips below the horizon, and a shroud of darkness blankets the Earth. This transition brings a dazzling burst of light that overwhelms the horizon, forcing onlookers to avert their eyes. Above the clouds, storms rage differently, with lightning …

For those yet unaware, Palermo, not only cherished by its locals but admired far and wide, harbors some unique and exclusive features that distinguish it as the capital of Sicily. It boasts the largest historical center in Europe, a title recognized …

Exploring the traditions of Lent in Italy can lead us down a path of rituals deeply connected both with Christian beliefs and local customs.  In Puglia, for instance, many families practice a curious rite involving … a grater. Il rito …

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When you contemplate a fly on the wall, I doubt that you ever imagine that fly reporting back what it has seen and heard. You know, chin-wagging about the goings-on of a body politic, dishing on gossip, scandalmongering. I doubt, …

The rituals of Holy Week, marked on the calendar this year from March 24th to March 31st, commence with Palm Sunday and feature special celebrations each day. This year, 83 Sicilian cities will honor these traditions, with many of the …

John Steinbeck once observed, “People do not take journeys; it’s the journeys that take people.”  Marco Polo embodies “The Journey”—a life-altering path with an unknown destination, personifying initiative, courage, and encounter. In the year 1271, a young Marco Polo embarked on what …

You’re taking a leisurely stroll in the city center of Milan, Italy’s capital of elegance and fashion, when you notice people spinning on a mosaic: what on earth is going on, you wonder.  The answer is simple: you’re seeing people …

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