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What does being — or better, feeling — and identifying as Italians mean,  when living outside of Italy? What is Italy, for all those born from migrant parents, people who left il Belpaese and crossed the ocean to find a …

Every chocaholic knows that Italy has three capitals when it comes to cioccolato: Turin, Perugia, Modica. Trying to pick an absolute queen would be useless and even damaging,  for there is no reason to have a favorite: three is such  …

Thin slices of peaches marinated in Prosecco, delicately wrapped around a scoop of vanilla ice cream and placed on a sauce of milk and lavender. An explosion of colors, shapes and lines that recalls the irrationality of an abstract painting …

Bologna: la dotta, la grassa, la rossa: “dotta,” the learned, because home to the oldest university in Europe. “La grassa,” the fat, because of her rich, decadent food. “La rossa,” the red, because of the terracotta hue of her buildings …

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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 …

Some of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks – Space Needle, Seattle Center, Monorail – were built as part of the Century 21 Exposition, known more popularly as the Seattle World’s Fair. During its six-month run in 1962, this extravaganza introduced 10 …

Those among you who have an ear for languages — or music, as the two seem to go hand in hand — probably haven’t failed to recognize how this week’s word, influenza (een-floo-ehn-zah) sounds a lot like the English “influence” …

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Davvero (dahv-vai-roh) means “for real.” It comes from the locution da vero, “which comes from reality,” and began being used in the  early 14th century. It corresponds to other common words in Italian, like veramente, and locutions, like sul serio.  …

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Città capoluogo dell’Emilia Romagna, Ravenna è una città dalle mille risorse: cultura, arte, storia, turismo, sport e divertimento si concentrano in tutta la provincia. Ma una caratteristica in particolare rende questa città un unicum, rendendola famosa in tutto il mondo: …

La chiamata di Dio. L’abbandono di ogni ricchezza e la scelta dell’eremitaggio. Pace mistica e natura. Ad attenuare la solitudine, solo un grande esemplare di orso. La storia-leggenda di Romedio è ancora molto sentita in Val di Non, nella provincia …