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On this episode of You, Me and Sicily we take you to the Province of Siracusa. First stop is Ortigia, the magnificent and historic island. Then we head to the Archeological park in the city of Siracusa to see some …

The combination of great food, fine wines, heritage and history, culture and climate continue to make Italy a firm favorite with travelers from around the globe. Many visitors to Italy return time and time again for romantic breaks, family holidays, …

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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 …

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 …

Today’s word is easy in every sense!Easy because it is incredibly common, because you won’t find it hard to pronounce and because it means just that: easy! Facile (fah-tchee-lai) is an incredibly common word, one you need to have in …

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ArtSharing, giovane realtà poliedrica molto attiva nel panorama dell’arte contemporanea, ospita la mostra “Morfologie Meccaniche. Assemblage e collage” dell’artista Vanzuk dal 13 maggio al 28 giugno 2021 a Roma, a cura di Penelope Filacchione.“Una macchina inutile che non rappresenti assolutamente …

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La Casa dei Tre Oci di Venezia presenta fino al 9 gennaio 2022 l’ampia retrospettiva “Mario De Biasi. Fotografie 1947-2003”, dedicata a uno dei più grandi fotografi italiani, instancabile narratore del mondo, Mario De Biasi.La rassegna, che ripercorre l’intera produzione …

Artichokes, named carciofi in Italy, are edible flowers belonging to the thistle family. They are as iconic of Italy as the Colosseum, the cliffs of Positano, pizza and – of course – a ride in a FIAT 500. To my …

In concomitanza con la riapertura del Museo Nazionale del Bargello, dopo la chiusura forzata imposta negli ultimi mesi dall’emergenza pandemica, torna visibile al pubblico la Sala degli Avori, completamente riallestita. Il progetto di riallestimento, curato dall’ufficio tecnico dei Musei del Bargello insieme allo studio Guicciardini …

Cinema has a great merit, it’s a collective work. Within its frame, it keeps many, incredible forms of art, it makes them shine by turning off all the lights around. It helps those watching a movie concentrate on the plot, …

Universally known as the world capital of cinema, Los Angeles is actually at the forefront of innovation and research in the aeronautics, aerospace and biomedical fields, too. In recent years, the Southern Californian city has, in fact, been able to …

What’s the capital of Italy?  Rome, of course, everyone knows that! Not many know, however, that it hasn’t always been the case. On the 27th of March 1861, shortly after Italy became a unified country, Rome was proclaimed its Capital, …

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Twelve years have passed from that tragic night between the 5th and the 6th of April when  a catastrophic earthquake hit Abruzzo, bringing its regional capital, L’Aquila, and a number of other locales, to its knees. Three hundred and nine …