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Italian men’s suits – why are they so special?

A debate on whether a man in a suit generates appeal might last a minute or two. The same debate on a man in an Italian suit would be over before I...

A Renaissance tradition becomes popular again: Florence and its buchette del vino

Florence’s streets are filled with secrets and curiosities: some of them are known to those into history and local legends, others are so obscure...

Louis Prima: His legacy through the eyes and words of daughter Lena

During this past summer, I attended my friend’s bachelor party in New Orleans. Prior to visiting the Crescent City, I had made preliminary...

76th Venice Film Festival: a red carpet for Venezia

It is the oldest cinema event in the world after the Oscars. Its 76 editions do not only show the way contemporary visual arts evolved, but also how...

Healthy Italy… or is it?

Ah! The Mediterranean diet! UNESCO Intangible Heritage, the way of life all the world envies to the countries of the Mare Nostrum. We Italians based...

Vacanze Romane? Yes, but there are rules to follow

Rome: caput mundi, the Eternal City, the cradle of Western culture as we know it (without forgetting Athens, of course!). A city made of history and...

Auguri, Negroni! – celebrating 100 years of Italy’s iconic cocktail

Elegant, complex, beloved… Italy’s Negroni cocktail is celebrating its one-hundredth birthday this year. Despite its centenarian status, the 1:1:1...

Lina Wertmüller: an Oscar to an original portrait of Italianness

“I am grateful to have received this award, which I didn’t expect, and that, for this reason, is even more welcome and makes me all the happier. For...
Scenic Anacapri streets at early sunset

A Day at the beach – Italian style

Temperatures are on the rise…and so is the urge to grab the flip-flops and head for the nearest beach. Summer practically insists we enjoy at least...

Leftover Wine? Don't waste it, make ciambelline al vino!

L eftover wine from that party last eve? Don’t toss it – make these simple Italian cookies instead. I first came to learn of these wonderful little...

Italian Summer: swimwear for magical moments at the seaside

T aste of salt, taste of sea, That you have on your skin, You have on your lips, When you step off the water, you come and lay by me, by me With...

Matteo Troncone and the Neapolitan “art of living”

I t’s sunny in San Francisco on the Saturday afternoon before Memorial Day. Matteo comes to San Francisco from San Luis Obispo, before taking a...

Aperitivo time: Aperol Spritz

I t is all manner of libation which has been delivered to my table after having asked for “ Spritz, please ,” still white wine mixed with sparkling...

Taking Seattle’s coffee culture to new heights

S eattle is said to have more coffee shops per capita than any other city in the country― at last count, 43 cafés every 100,000 residents. But even...

Easter Eggs!

Let’s be honest , it’s not only kids who love chocolate eggs : we all do! Indeed , the egg has a very ancient symbolism : it always represented life...

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