…artistic genius. Melissa Muldoon writes the dual language blog StudentessaMatta.com in Italian and English. She also produces Matta Youtube videos in Italian and Podcasts and co-leads Italian Language Immersion programs…

Melissa explores the simple, but beautiful art made by some Italian artists, known as Macchiaioli.  I am a graphic designer, who originally wanted to be an Art Historian. I graduated…

…it. He was very proud of any Italian being successful and being recognize for that. Marco Morabito, Mark Canton, Luca Guadagnino, Melissa Leo, Pascal Vicedomini. Photo: Pietro Coccia When I…

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…crossed the ocean with Paola and our daughters, Rebecca and Sofia Melissa: I followed my mother’s path, that of her family. I moved to friendly Pittsburgh, where I began working…

…More from Melissa at http://www.studentessamatta.com/   Beyond the portico under the Palazzo della Ragione, you can make out another space: the Piazza del Duomo. In this part of the square you…

…jewels, just as if we too had stepped out of a Renaissance painting! Melissa Muldoon writes the dual language blog StudentessaMatta.com in Italian and English. She also produces Matta Youtube…

…I used penne pasta but you can also use farfalle or fusilli. Our version turned out great! Here’s a video-recipe to prepare this dish. More from Melissa Muldoon at http://www.studentessamatta.com…

…is worth a visit to Frontone just to sample this local specialty that is served stuffed with field greens, sausage or cheese and other delicious fillings. More from Melissa at http://www.studentessamatta.com…

Melissa explains a particular Italian expression “Cibo a kilometro zero”. Let’s find out what Italians mean by saying it! What do I mean by “food at zero miles” This expression…

…over 400 years ago. Find your inner artist in Rome and join us for a week of language learning at Scud’It and sketching with Kelly.   More from Melissa Muldoon at http://www.studentessamatta.com…