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This week’s word, rovente (roh-vehn-tai), comes from the Latin rubenten, or “reddish.” However, we don’t quite use it for red stuff, but rather for what’s very, very hot. Non toccare la padella, è rovente! (“Don’t touch that pan, it’s very …

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I wonder: how many people know that Venice has a bridge dedicated to fist fighting,  and that its story lies all in its very name, the Ponte dei Pugni, or the bridge of fists? Forget about the baroque grandeur of …

A century ago this month, on the 2nd of August 1921, legendary tenor Enrico Caruso died. Born and departed in Naples, his life was, however, profoundly American: performer at the Metropolitan Opera House – he went on stage 607 times …

Dear Readers, August is a good month to remind you that St. Rocco and his dog, always pictured together on religious picture cards distributed on his feast day, August 16, was heaven’s first animal rights activist, if the stories we believe, in a …

Tra Arezzo, Pienza e Montalcino c’è un territorio tutto da scoprire. Ad Arezzo si possono visitare i monumenti di piazza del Duomo con una nuova modalità di “lettura” che prevede un itinerario storico-artistico, oltre che religioso, che comprende il museo …

Dal mare alla montagna, in Calabria si sale rapidamente. Dalle coste selvagge ai boschi in quota, è questione di un’oretta. Così da Sibari si arriva rapidamente sull’immenso Altopiano cosentino della Sila Grande, un’area di 150mila ettari. “Da qualche chilometro siete …

Starting a new job in the middle of the pandemic has been tough for many. Needless to say, it is as hard if that means moving overseas to take on the role as new Consul General. Consul General of Italy, …

Italy is blessed with a good climate all over. Even the colder North tends to have a good few weeks of enjoyable warmer weather in the summer,  and the presence of the sea on three out of four sides of …

What’s the best thing you can do after a glorious meal, when some of the good stuff still remains on the plate, but not quite enough for a full forkful of it? Simple! You grab a piece of bread and …

If you had to define Italian cuisine with one, single adjective, what would you chose? Personally, I’d go for “simple.” Simplicity is key in many of our most famous recipes, just as attention to using quality ingredients is. But I …