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In truth, it isn’t really their birthday we celebrate this August, but the 50th anniversary of their discovery. Since that day – it was the 16th of August 1972 – the Bronzi di Riace, perhaps the most famous classical statues in Italy, …

We love to assaggiare (ahs-sah-djah-rai) stuff in Italy! And it couldn’t be any different when you think how much we love good food and wine, because assaggiare means “to taste” or “ to try” something to eat, especially while you – or someone else …

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Dear Readers,  July jottings, most with an Italian Connection. Jazz, honored by the US Postal Service with the issue of a Jazz Forever Stamp in 2011, reminds me that the father of American Jazz was an Italian-American named Dominic (Nick) …

The Etruscans are widely considered the first great cultural and military power in the peninsula. They had a developed society, good technological knowledge, a complex language, and a complex spiritual system. Their refined aesthetics were powerful enough to influence their most famous …

When we think about the quintessential Renaissance artist, thoughts – quite rightly – go almost immediately to Leonardo or Michelangelo, and only those with a passion for and some knowledge of art history would mention Benvenuto Cellini. But the Florentine goldsmith is …

Got your attention, right? Thought so! Well, listen up. If you are keen on not only learning how to invest in a solid holiday rental in Italy but letting it generate a passive income so it pays for your holidays …

We don’t want to be controversial with that title, we are just stating the results of the annual survey carried out by Italian magazine Italia Oggi, in collaboration with the Università La Sapienza, in Rome. Parma was selected as the city with the best …

Of course, we love being lazy and soaking up the sun by the sea. Of course, there is nothing more refreshing and “zen” than a walk up our incredible Alps. And I am not even going to get started with …

Narni – Is this Umbrian town the real inspiration for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?  Long before we’d ever heard about Harry what’s-his-name, lovers of fantasy adventure have been whisked away to magical lands through C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the …

Are we ready to get a ticket to visit Venice? We say it so often: some of our cities are true open-air museums, but how would we feel if we, actually, had to pay a ticket to walk their streets? …