LIFE & PEOPLE

Superstar chef Massimo Bottura: knowing the past to shape the future of Italian cuisine

A slice of cod placed on julienne-sliced vegetables, served in a squid ink broth and topped with a sprinkling of powdered seaweed and sea urchins...

“Lumi in aria,” lights in the air: expression of art and beauty

Since the beginning of time, light has been a recurrent symbol in Christianity and, from a liturgical point of view, it refers directly to God. Light...

Alto Adige Pinot Noir

Chances are good you’re aware that Italy’s northernmost province of Alto Adige, the self-governing region tucked away in Italy’s northeast,...

San Francisco celebrates Italian heritage, traditions, and history in a full weekend of events

The first weekend in October will be very busy for locals and visitors in San Francisco. While the Marina will welcome the San Francisco Fleet Week...

Lerici: secrets, solace and sorrows on the Gulf of Poets

There is something at the heart of Lerici that works on my imagination to create magic as interesting things happened in its world of sand and sea,...

Venice locks up its gates to tourists: is this really the right solution?

A couple of weeks ago, we learnt about Florence, right on these pages, right off the pen - well, keyboard - or yours truly. Today, is Venice to...

Italian Conductor, Maestro Riccardo Frizza, Returns to San Francisco with Roberto Devereux

San Francisco has attracted world class talent, artists from every genre, for many decades and the month of September 2018 was no exception. The city...

Italian Heritage Month: Celebrating the History of our Roots

Every time the month of October rolls around, many people think about the change of the seasons, from summer to now true fall. The holidays are just...

Federico Rampini and the “red lines” making today’s world

For every conflict, every porous border crossed by refugees, every suffering or rioting people, every threatening and aggressive regime, for every...

Vino for serious “Sangweech”

In your neighborhood, it may be called a “sammich.” But, in the mash-up of English and southern Italian dialect we grew up with, it’s referred to as...

Five reasons you should include Catania in your next Sicilian trip

We are in that time of the year again. The summer is over, we’re all going back to our daily routines and embracing the comforting colors and sound...

60 years of Milanese style: the touch that drives an industry

Sometimes clothes tell me about humanity more than philosophers, scholars or gurus. I love fashion, and if you want to live and breathe fashion, you...

Nido di Seta: a new spin on reviving Italy’s ancient silk industry

Once upon a time, about 600 years ago, the deep southern reaches of Calabria cradled the heart of Europe’s silk industry. Nestled in the Catanzaro...

Is Florence declaring war to street food?

This is what many came to think, when the Florence city council emitted an ordinance, which took effect on September 4 and will last until January 6...

Is Italy still dreaming the American Dream?

America: its name alone has been enough to bring a sparkle in the eye of several generations of young Italians. A sparkle of hope, initially: hope...

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