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“When I was a boy growing up in Genova, my hometown, I loved two things: one was the sea and the other was cinema. The sea is immense to explore, and cinema is something that takes you in a different …

The Case a 1 Euro trend continues in Italy. Our readers may remember other articles about  this scheme, dedicated to smaller — but equally charming — villages and hamlets around the country that put houses on sale for the symbolic …

I can recall more than one incident of tap-tapping my foot on Italian pavement, repeatedly checking my watch as an exasperated sigh escaped my lips. The orario (schedule) said the train was to depart at 13.15 – where is it? …

Italian kids hate September, the month schools open again,  but once you grow older, the coming of the first month of the fall is often welcomed with a sense of relief. Because summer may be filled with sun kissed fun …

Twenty-four hours: that’s how long it took to Mount Vesuvius to obliterate Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, and Oplontis from the face of the Earth. Twenty-four hours and two devastating phases: the first buried Pompeii under meters of ashes; the second, some …

In an earlier period, Western medieval literary texts were anonymous. Stories and tales were not meant to have an author; they would circulate anonymously. Even centuries later, several writers had their books published under a pen name or still anonymously. …

The past year and a half changed our lives in more ways than one and now that — let us hope — we are on the way back to some sort of normality, it’s perhaps the right moment to look …

Silver and slight, anchovies belong to the Engraulidae family and are common in the seas surrounding Italy, which means they are common also on our tables, regardless of where we are: from North to South, anchovies are perhaps the most …

As many of you probably know, after more than 70 years of service, Alitalia is no more. Its last flight landed in Rome at 23,23 on the 15th of October, and it did feel like the end of an era. …

Calabria is known for many reasons: its history and natural beauty, but also its food and the fertility of its soil. Some of the fruits traditionally associated with the region, including those we’re about to discover, developed almost a cult …