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When I was  a teenager dreaming to travel to the US,  I admit Buffalo wasn’t on my list: admittedly, my knowledge of America was limited to what I saw on TV — Texas, California, New York City — and to …

Italy’s message to the world of cinema is loud and clear: let’s go, it’s time to start over again. Bari and Venice, with their international festivals that this year have taken place only three days apart, tell us  that we …

It is a lovely day of spring, March 27, 1995, as the clocks strike 8.30 a.m. in Milan.   At that very moment, Maurizio Gucci enters a building at central Via Palestro 20 where his office is located. The 45-year …

“To eat good food is to be close to God” ~ Big Night (1996)  It sounds pretty heavenly,  alright:  a new original television series featuring the delights and appeals of Italy’s regional foods told through the eyes and ears of …

The legendary Nicholas Pileggi Nora Ephron once wrote, “The secret to life, marry an Italian.” She was referring to her husband, journalist and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi. Ms. Ephron, who in her own right was a best-selling author and filmmaker, married …

Up to the second post-war period, Italy was a largely rural country, with an economy rooted in agriculture and a lifestyle that had remained virtually unchanged for centuries for the vast majority of its citizens.  Since then, however, things changed …

You are ELIGIBLE to sign up for Medicare when you turn 65 years of age – or for those under 65 and on Disability for 24 months – or as a Foreign National, a lawfully admitted alien (green card) living …

Christmas traditions in Italy are varied and each  region has a bunch of its own. In Naples, one of the most popular involves eel, or capitone as it’s commonly known in the city of  Parthenope. On Christmas Eve, capitone is …

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“Working to this movie is already an Oscar to me. I don’t even want to think about it. I mean, the idea makes my heart race. We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see.” Italy is already cheering its favorite movie icon, …

Piedmontese have two favorite chocolates: one, gianduiotto, is sweet, charming and dressed in gold, always, almost to show its royal origins in the city of the Savoias, Turin. The other is probably not as known around the world, but just …

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