LIFE & PEOPLE

Sergio Leone: 30 years without his genius

T he years between 1950 and 1960 were difficult for the great Hollywood film industry. A sentence of the Supreme Court of the United States decreed...

Lest We Forget: a homage to the memory of Holocaust by photographer Luigi Toscano

L EST WE FORGET, the message echoing around the San Francisco City Hall was clear: nobody should ever forget the Holocaust and the pain and suffer it...
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When Tuscany was called Etruria: Sovana and the Vie Cave trails

T he Etruscans are one of the most fascinating pre-Roman civilizations but, puzzlingly, also one of those we know the least about: the real Etruscan...

Taking Seattle’s coffee culture to new heights

S eattle is said to have more coffee shops per capita than any other city in the country― at last count, 43 cafés every 100,000 residents. But even...

Italian science leads on: Ciriaco Goddi and the crew who photographed a black hole

I t is considered the photo of the century. He has not (yet) won the Pulitzer but has shown Einstein’s General Relativity. With two super-computers,...

A day in the life of … A Renaissance chef

Being a chef in the Renaissance wasn’t as you would imagine: restaurants as we know them today didn’t exist and the only people who could afford to...

Benvenuta Air Italy! Milan and San Francisco welcome back a direct flight that makes them closer than ever

“ Welcome Air Italy:” this announcement - showing on the SFO website homepage at the beginning of April - might have caught some travelers by...

Federico Costantini: the modern Michelangelo of tattoos is conquering the world of art

G ooking at the amazing, unbelievably stunning work of Federico Costantini you actually feel like you’re in the presence of a true and unique piece...

The Roots of the Soul: How You Can Obtain Italian Citizenship & Restore Your Heritage

H ome, family: there’s nothing quite like it, in the end. There’s nothing quite like going back and discovering where you truly come from. I...

New Orleans apologizes to lynched Italians

O n the 14th of March 1891, 11 people were accused of the murder of the chief of police. They were acquitted, but it ended up in a pogrom: the...

Ferrazzano: Giovanni Di Niro and the toiling Molisans who made America great

Though ancient, the aerie of Ferrazzano has survived unspoiled into the 21st century. The medieval village of Samnite origin also gave birth to actor...

San Francisco’s celebrations of Leonardo and his genius coming to an end in May

Seventy years and counting. The Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco celebrates its birthday after its creation in 1949. Three women - Countess...

Michelangelo, his father’s son

It is often reported that kids today no longer go out to the streets to play with their friends and to engage in discovering novel adventures, as it...

Has getting a $1 house in Italy just become easier?

Our readers may remember we did tackle the subject before: there are homes for sale in Italy for just 1 euro. Mind, the news made it big in the US,...
Members of the Arciconfraternita del Carmine

Faith, tradition, identity: Easter as the symbol of Italy’s own heritage

For Christian Catholics, Holy Week is the most spiritually pregnant moment of the year, even more than Christmastime. But in Italy, this is a time...