LIFE & PEOPLE

Due Giugno: a time to remember our rights, but also our duties

Festa della Repubblica , the day when Italy celebrates its most important institution, is upon us: on the 2nd of June , our streets fill with the...

The pandemic broke fashion’s spell: less is now more

Excessive consumerism blinded us with “needed” material abundance until the COVID-19 pandemic broke the spell. Living in a consumerist culture, we...

Alberto Manzi, pioneer of distance learning

Between 1960 and 1968 RAI aired Non è Mai Troppo Tardi (It is Never too Late), a show aimed at fighting illiteracy, as more than 10% of the Italian...

Legends of Italy: Piedmont, The Toro Rosso of Turin

Torino, first capital of Italy, and centuries old heart of the Savoia’s Kingdom, never quite relinquished her royal, aristocratic habits and looks...

The beauty of Sicily for half the price? It may happen this summer

The world has been fighting the same enemy. Reality is, there is not such a thing as escaping the virus, but in Italy we’ve finally reached a moment...

Memories of Covid-19: dead in Italy will long rustle like leaves

In Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, Vladimir, one of the two main characters in the existential play, suggests that the voice of the dead makes a...

Via Montenapoleone, “Il Salotto di Milano”

“Via Montenapoleone, il salotto di Milano, ritrovo delle signore dell'élite della città.” It was 1954 when Dutch born singer Peter Van Wood sang his...

Camogli: tranquility on the Golfo Paradiso

As “resta a casa” mandates and travel bans continue to be the new normal, many of us have found extra time to daydream, to get lost in thoughts that...

Eating in a rush … Italian style

Never like today the idea of having a quick lunch while walking down the main street of our town or village has been so alluring. Whatever we picture...

Alluring Italy remains our dream – even from the armchair

A quote attributed to the 18th-century British writer, literary critic and moralist Dr. Samuel Johnson goes: “A man who has not been in Italy is...

Happy birthday, Roma! And another two thousands of these years

On the 21st of April, Rome turned 2.773 years old, but this was a very strange birthday indeed. No one was around her streets celebrating, there were...

L’Italia Chiamò: uniforms and white coats in our war against an invisible enemy

Everything started with the Aeronautica Militare ’s first flights to bring back home all the Italians living in China. They lived, worked, studied in...

Choose Italy to show your love

On the 4th of May , the vast majority of Italy’s productive activities will open and almost three million workers will return to work. A first,...

La parola a voi: love for Italy from L’Italo-Americano’s readers

The fourth week on lockdown in Italy starts today, 30th of March. Fifteen days ago, I made a post on L’Italo-Americano Facebook page, asking to you...

We are all on the same boat, in the same storm, from Italy to the West Coast

We’ve been coyly rising our hopes in Italy, but we know the emergency is far from over. The infection has been slowing down, but 800 deaths every day...