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In 1983, Howard Schultz was sent by the small coffee company he worked for in Seattle to an international housewares show in Milan, Italy. He traveled alone and stayed at a hotel off the beaten path. Schultz passed his spare …

The Petruzzelli Theater in Bari is the fourth-largest opera house in Italy and one of the most important, with La Scala in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, the Regio in Turin, the San Carlo in Naples and the Massimo in …

Acquasparta is a village of about 5,000 in the Terni province of Umbria, located in the picturesque hills of this beautiful region. Its name derives from the Latin ad aquas partas, or “spread out waters,” because the area has always …

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Dear Readers, January is a month when we can all use a little “pick me up,” so I thought I would reprint my original column on tiramisù! As 2023 begins, my little corner of the world, the Italian Connection column …

Italian cinema icon Monica Bellucci will star in the show Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs at the Beacon Theatre in New York for one night only on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 8:00 PM. To celebrate the publication of the …

Baccalà and stoccafisso: who hasn’t had them at least once in their lifetime? Maybe, if you come from a pretty traditional Italian family, you may have had them not so long ago, on Christmas Eve, as part of the traditional …

We bet you didn’t know that there is such a thing as a clock that goes backward in Florence, did you? Well, we admit it took us by surprise, too. If you want to see it, you just need to …

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Magician, mentalist and also director and screenwriter. It is difficult to define the career of Riccardo Berdini, an Italian artist based in Los Angeles where he has lived since 2015 and where, in an almost unexpected way, he managed to …

Imagine a theatrical play and the art of living origami. Imagine them coming together through a performance able to bring multiple characters to life through extravagant costumes and paper masks. Ennio Marchetto: the Living Paper Cartoon is this and much …

Do we need divas and myths? Yes. Do we need beauty and dreams? Of course. Do we need poetry and idealized worlds? The answer is, again, yes. As self-pleased and well-fed as it may be, our society still has undeniable …