LIFE & PEOPLE

Idyllic Lipari: legends, labor and love amid the azure waters

Even in a country like Italy blessed with immense beauty, the Aeolian Islands are a standout destination. The Aeolian archipelago – a group of seven...

A walk through the streets of a diverse Rome

More than sixty years ago the Italian writer and painter, Carlo Levi, wrote a series of essays about Rome that were published posthumously. These...

When life should mirror food: eating and living with Italian gusto

Saying that food, in Italy, is more than simple nutrition means stating the obvious: years and years of Sunday lunches and holiday feasts at nonna’s...

The First Spritz is free – Confessions of Venice Addicts

“When I went to Venice, I discovered that my dream had become – incredibly but quite simply – my address.” Thus wrote French novelist Marcel Proust,...

At the heart of Milan, a world of water, magic and movida, the Navigli

Stereotypes, stereotypes: we detest them but we can’t live without them, really. In the end, there is always a tiny grain of truth in those common...

A chat in the kitchen with Chef Gino Angelini

“At one point, at 47, I realized that I wanted to open my own restaurant. Everyone thought I’d last two or three months, but after 18 years I’m still...

San Pedro officially has its own historic Little Italy

In the 1800s,Los Angeles used to have a vibrant Little Italy located in the historic center of the city, a place today known as El Pueblo de Los...

Pizza Pascalina, a slice of health

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food: it’s filling, it’s versatile, it’s perfect for sharing but also great to have on your own. A night on front of...

A new generation of Italians

The new generation of Italians coming to the US is a welcomed repeat performance, one that has been ongoing for over 100 years. Italian immigrants...

Italian fashion never goes out of style

Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Trussardi – we all know the names and are familiar with the image of these fashion powerhouses,...

Ferragosto, the traditional Italian mid-summer feast

The exodus begins in early August. Factories in the Tiburtina Valley grind to a halt. Executives abandon EUR’s corporate offices. Shops on Via del...

Italy’s own salotto: la piazza

For Italians, the piazza or square, is not just the architectural space that characterizes cities and villages, but an open air, urban living room...

The coolest summer: why Italian gelato doesn’t feel the heat of a slower economy

The late July heatwave has been making sun, sea and sand lovers happy this year, with temperatures well into the high 80s and a gentle breeze...

Occhio malocchio: Italy and the old tradition of the evil eye

“Ciao, what are you up to?” Flavia says while looking at me and checking if I have any white hair, if my dress is this season’s or a couple of years...

Ape: working hard since 1948

When Ape was born, Vespa was only two years old and had already found a place in the heart of Italians, who had been getting back on their feet after...