MAGAZINE  

Ciao from Rome. The editorial of this September 2017 issue starts from what has been going on in the last weeks, with an awful recrudescence of the attacks against Columbus. The picture here is a collage of the 16 Columbus monuments vandalized through the last years in these American cities: Buffalo NY (twice), New York City NY (Manhattan and Queen...

Bracciano, a splendid Italian town situated halfway between Rome and Viterbo, unites the beauty and tranquility of its protected natural endowments with the fascinating, mysterious aspects of its beyond-millenary history. Bracciano is built on a hill above the clear water of Lake Bracciano, a volcanic lake where it is possible to canoe, scuba-dive,...

Figs with prosciutto crudo is certainly a winning combination! This is a special dish to serve for a starter or aperitif, combining the sweetness of figs and the intense flavor of prosciutto. In no time you can impress your guests.

Perched on a large promontory facing the sea, Castelsardo with its Citadel, o Casteddu quarter - the maze of twisted narrow streets in the old town - offers an enchanting vision. In fact just about anywhere you look, from whatever perspective - with the exception of the view of the modern quarter of Pianedda and the seaside area by the Marine - the...

The development of furniture in Lissone has roots that go back a long way: at the beginning of the twentieth century, the industries relating to wood, plywood, veneer, mirrors and accessories made with metal, marble, fabric or paint all flourished, while the carpenters of Brianza travelled around Africa and South America looking for high-quality lo...

When you think about Naples the first things that come to your mind might involve food like pizza or breathtaking landscapes such as the Gulf and the awe-inspiring Vesuvius.However, an ancient and enduring sartorial tradition flows throughout the tangled streets and alleys of this wonderful city. That is, the legacy of ‘la giacca napoletana’ that t...

The first documents that speak of horticulture in the Lusia area are several handwritten notebooks dated 1930. The term “insalata” is used, which at that time still meant either lettuce or endive. But, in 1933, the words “latuga” or “salata” appear meaning "Cappuccia lettuce”. The post-war period, characterized by destruction and famine, provided a...

Despite being less "famous" than Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci is the Italian who inspired America to choose its own name. And America did it for a reason: if Christopher Columbus was able to be the first to get in such distant lands for a European, Amerigo Vespucci was the first to understand that those lands were not part of Asia, but a...

Lazio is a region waiting to be discovered. Many people know the hundreds of Roman sites throughout the area but not everyone knows that this area of central Italy, particularly that which extends between Tuscany and Lazio, was dominated by the Etruscans, an ingenious population whose works have reached our times.

The Palio della Rocca is a historical re-enactment founded in 1987 in the municipality of Serra Sant'Abbondio in the Marche region. The event covers many cultural, tourist, religious and social meanings. The central point is the challenge that takes place on the second Sunday of September between the 3 ancient villages and 3 ancient castles, which...

“The Italians were better fitted for games of quickness, dexterity, and skill, rather than rugged strength, and were too fiery and impulsive of feeling for contact sports”. Compared to American athletes, Italians' “tendency to the extreme of elation, or to the opposite extreme of despondency” made them “fearless, daring, and reckless” but also “mor...

Located on the slopes of the Caserta hills, the Reggia di Caserta (Caserta Royal Palace) is a historical residence that belonged to the Royal House of the Bourbons of Naples, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built at the behest of Charles III of Bourbon in 1751, under the direction and design of architect Luigi Vanvitelli, it is surrounded...