LIFE & PEOPLE

The Coronavirus crisis: Italy, my wounded land, garland of love

I woke up to a dystopian reality on February 22 when at dawn I heard that the novel coronavirus exploded in our efficient, modern, German-like...

Italian science against the coronavirus: it’s a battle we’ll win!

One thing Italians have been reminded of during these first 20 days of coronavirus emergency is the quality and resilience of their healthcare system...

The Piemontese palate: rich, traditional, and delicious

Ask the average non-Italian to give you a rundown on Italian cuisine and chances are it will sound like this: "Spaghetti…with meatballs, Fettuccini...

An infection of humanity: an Italian lesson that reaches the US amid the Covid-19 storm

We are going to press when Italy has just surpassed 8 0.000 positive coronavirus cases , aware of how the peak has yet to come in spite of the...

'NEW POPE' inspired by the tv series of Paolo Sorrrentino, drink by Simone Mina bar manager of Ch 18 87 in Roma

DRINK: NEW POPE (inspired by the TV series ‘The New Pope’, by Paolo Sorrentino, 2019) BARMAN : Simone Mina, bar manager of Ch 18 87 , the cocktail...

Italy at the times of Covid-19: fighting the virus with art

Today, 18th of March , we are just starting our second week in isolation. The streets are empty and everything is incredibly silent, without the...

Daily life during the coronavirus: changes, quirks and new habits of a country on lockdown

Here we are, our second week in isolation begins. It’s strange to think how much our existence has changed in such a short period of time. It’s...

A virus won’t stop the heart of Italy

I won’t speak about data and numbers, about contagion and hospitalizations: you can get all that type of information somewhere else. I’ve even...

Luce Cinecittá e Italian Cultural Institute present FELLINI 100 organized by CinemaItalia San Francisco

2020 marks the 100th year since the birth of Italian Director Federico Fellini. He will be celebrated by Cinema Italia San Francisco through his...

A Venetian Carnevale: the Marega family and the mascareri tradition

There are two words that truly define the essence of Italian Carnevale : the first is maschera , or mask; the second is — of course — Venezia. While...

Living in Rome: is La Città Eterna still an amazing place to live?

I was having my first coffee watching the early morning news today and guess what: Rome was in it, again for the wrong reasons. Apparently, the area...

The bread of Tuscan life: pane Toscano DOP

Few scents evoke an emotional response like that of bread as it rises to perfection in a hot oven. Taste buds awaken, eyes widen, stomachs rumble,...

The heart and soul of Naples: history and poetry of the Quartieri Spagnoli

“Napule è mille culure, Napule è mille paure, Napule è a voce d’ ‘e creature che saglie chiano chianu e tu saje ca nun si sulo:” Naples is a thousand...
Arrigo Cipriani., son of Giuseppe Cipriani founder of Harry’s Bar.  Photo credit: Cipriani’s Photos

An American walks into a bar…and creates a legend: Harry’s Bar

An American called Harry The Cipriani family has been serving drinks at Harry’s Bar on Venice’s iconic Grand Canal since 1931. Over the years it has...

Alba, truffle pearl: a mother lode of enterprises

When in late October 1929 Wall Street collapsed, contributing to the Great Depression of the 1930s, a rural village of Piedmont started to thrive. In...