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Separated by a mere two miles of sparkling sea at its shortest distance, the island of Sicily sits off the toe of Italy’s “boot,” looking somewhat like a football readied for the punt.  Italian by association, yet distinct and unique …

October, the month Italo-American organizations throughout the United States celebrated Columbus Day with parades and public festas, is becoming a thing of the past. Since the 1992 Columbus Quincentennial commemorations, political activists have been watering down Columbus Day Discovery celebrations, to …

At the foot of Rome’s Capitoline Hill, by the staircase leading to the Piazza del Campidoglio, seat of the city government since the Middle Ages, a statue of a hooded man waving a sword commemorates a crime. On this spot …

Agnolotti are Piemonte’s best comfort food: warm, filling, tasty, they are so quintessentially Piedmontese they are part of the region’s official list of traditional products (P.A.T.).  Reassuring in their ubiquitous presence on Piemonte’s festive table, they are today  declined in …

This past 4th of July, the US Embassy in Rome celebrated the 244th Independence Day anniversary unusually. It didn’t only move all celebrations online — because of the pandemic and the consequent ban on gatherings — but it also decided …

We usually say that America is a melting pot of cultures and races, but did you know that, according to  genetic research, Italy may be just as varied? The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Rome’s …

Kings of the internet, rulers of our homes, cats have also another important role in Italy: they  are emperors of the Città Eterna. If you visited Rome, you know felines are revered and respected around its streets and that they …

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Valtellina is a beautiful alpine area in the Sondrio province of Lombardia. You may think not to know it, but you’re certainly familiar with places like Bormio and Livigno, famous for their ski resorts and picturesque views; truth is, Valtellina …

You are certainly familiar with it, the curnicello, or cornetto, that red chili pepper Neapolitans use to attract good luck and be protected by evil forces, or malocchio, as they call it. Found often on market stalls,  it has become …

Over 26 million Americans of Italian descent currently reside in the United States, making Italian Americans the seventh largest ethnic group. Every October, the Italian-American Heritage Month aims at recognizing the contributions and achievements of these people and their ancestors …

The first weekend in October is usually busy for San Francisco. Residents and travelers greet the San Francisco Fleet Week to honor all men and women serving in the armed forces and celebrate the oldest Italian Heritage Parade of the …

A lot of people in Los Angeles, especially baseball fans, will miss eating at the stadium during a Dodgers’ match:  food has always been part of the experience. Fries, hot dogs, nachos, carne asada, you name it, you could find …

There is something strange about the Thanksgiving holiday that sets it apart from other holidays.  Perhaps it’s the expectation of a house full of relatives and friends or the aroma of a turkey baking in the oven which contributes to …

COVID-19 lockdown for those of us in the United States meant that pre-planned trips to Italy had to be postponed, collectively breaking the hearts of many Italian Americans who live for their summer trips back to their ancestral lands. While …

The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is back for it’s 5th edition and showcases Italy and the Italian taste in the world. The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian …

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Due mostre monografiche  riscoprono Cioni Carpi e Gianni Melotti, artisti poliedrici attivi a Milano e a Firenze tra gli anni 60, 70 e 80 del ‘900. L’avventura dell’arte nuova | anni 60-80 Cioni Carpi – Gianni Melotti è il titolo …

La Toscana è nota per essere uno scrigno di bellezze che esercita un grande fascino sui viaggiatori di tutto il mondo. Dolci colline coperte da uliveti e vitigni, borghi medievali e rinascimentali, capolavori dell’arte e dell’architettura, piatti e vini eccellenti. …

In 1963, the Molise region was finally able to separate from Abruzzo. That action caused it to be the  latest emancipated region of the peninsula. An ancient land, populated by brave Samnite warriors who once even defeated the Romans, the …

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 …

We all use it, but where does it come from, really? And how should we translate it into English? These are the two, most pressing questions associated with our expression of the day, alla faccia (ahl-la fah-tcha). According to our …

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On the occasion of the fifth edition of the World Week of Italian Cuisine, that will take place from November 15th to November 22nd, the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles presents a copious menu of initiatives to celebrate the importance of post …

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“Basically, I like images, I was born with images and I like to tell a story through them. This is my life.” The passion for the light and the colors that determine the depth and the aesthetics of a shot, …