LIFE & PEOPLE

Get healthy with Nonna: traditional Italian remedies for everyday’s ailments

When your grandparents bring you up, getting cured with peculiar medical remedies is as natural as getting double portions on your dinner plate...

Federico Faggin – The man behind the genius

Much has been written about Dr. Federico Faggin, Italian physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur, known for designing the first commercial...

Alessandro Safina brings the world of pop opera to the US

Music lovers all over the US received an early Christmas gift last October when Alessandro Safina, renowned operatic tenor, who has become a...

AirBnB: can it repopulate the Italian countryside?

You’re young, smart and hold a prestigious degree: the world is at your feet! Or not, because employment opportunities are meagre and you’re still...

Three Tuscan “P” excursions not to miss

After all the fabulous exhibits one can see in the heart of Florence, it is possible that a little fresh air in the countryside might just be the...

Mitja Rabar: the Italian animator who works on Disney’s Oscar-winning movies

“The animator is an artist who could have been an actor but, being very shy, decided to work behind the scenes.” Says Mitja Rabar, the 40 years old...

The best of tradition, innovation, and family business at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco

The annual Winter Fancy Food Show by the Specialty Food Association was back in the Bay Area, as the largest marketplace devoted to specialty foods...

Seattle composer uses musical talents to raise funds for Children’s Hospital

Composer and Seattle native Mateo Messina has scored the soundtracks for more than 50 films and 100 television episodes and won a Grammy award for...

Vico Equense and the human touch: Springsteen, Franklin and the Neapolitan Enlightenment

There is an under-the-radar town that has a few secrets up its sleeve. Its name is Vico Equense and dates back to pre-Roman times. The picturesque...

Viva la 500! The iconic car makes history at MoMa

The iconic FIAT 500, symbol of Italy’s post war economic renaissance, became part of MoMA’s permanent collection last year, but 2019 brings even more...

Volterra and alabaster: More than 3,000 years of art in stone

The beautiful walled city of Volterra, an ancient Etruscan town some 45 miles southwest of Florence, is famous for its well-preserved medieval...

It wasn’t always the Romans: Italians before Romulus and Remus

Rome, caput mundi and glorious mother of western civilization, wasn’t the first power to rule over the peninsula. Naturally enough, a lot happened...

Syracuse Duomo: a story of 4 faiths, 6 conquerors and over 2500 years of history

Nestled on a little island, off the southeastern tip of Sicily stands a gleaming white cathedral. As the hot Mediterranean sun hits its towering...

Marco Ponti’s newest comedy calls attention to Italy’s economic woes

Rank heists, police chases, beautiful actress, cruel gangsters, crooked cops and social criticism: Marco Ponti’s newest film, Reckless Life (Una Vita...

Il Cenacolo: the men and now the women

This year, 2018, marks the 90th anniversary of San Francisco’s premier Italian cultural club, Il Cenacolo. This impressive and important milestone...

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