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For all its imperial and papal pomp and circumstance, Rome at heart is a beautiful child – raucous, dreamy, secretive, a touch spoiled, by turns exasperating and enchanting.  The child is on its best behaviour during “le feste” or the winter holidays. High season crowds thin, and dazzling light displays and slanting sunbeams compensate for the shor...

Essere diciottenne, non ancora diplomato ma già menzionato come giovane genio della ricerca scientifica? È possibile ed è quello che è accaduto a Giuseppe Bungaro, giovanissimo studente pugliese che, dopo aver vinto l'European Union Contest for Young Scientists (la competizione vede in gara i talenti scientifici europei junior fra i 14 e i 21 anni)...

Radicchio (roughly translated in UK English as chicory and known in American supermarkets as radicchio) is a typically autumnal produce and a true favorite of Italian cuisine of the Fall. Particularly loved in the North, it is grown and consumed very much in all Northern regions, but is greatly associated with the North-Eastern part of the country,...

The world of streaming has worked wonders when it comes to broadening our pop culture horizons. Not too long ago liking British comedies felt like a niche interest. Now it’s common for shows like complicated international thrillers likeNarcos and Dark to be praised in casual conversations. But there’s one country that’s been getting a little extra...

Capitale della finanza, dello shopping e - da oggi - anche della Qualità della vita. È Milano la vincitrice dell’indagine 2018 sulla vivibilità delle province italiane, giunta alla 29° edizione. Smog, traffico e scarsa sicurezza potrebbero far pensare che la prima classificata non si meriti il podio. Ma i dati, messi in graduatoria su base provinci...

Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note. Prosecco has become the best-selling sparkling wine in the world by volume, and experts say it is eroding the market share of Champagne, the French wine that...

Fanfara is synonym with feasts and joy, bright luminaries and special occasions. And indeed it does, because the Italian word fanfara comes from the French fanfare which originated from the onomatopoeic sounds of a brass band playing. Now, I don’t know whether I agree with our cousins the French’s idea, but the name turned our of be popular and stu...

Il primo passo verso i circuiti elettronici di nuova generazione, con ridottissimo consumo energetico e riscaldamento, parte dall'Italia: ricercatori dell'Istituto Nanoscienze del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Nano-Cnr), guidati da Francesco Giazotto, hanno realizzato il primo transistor, un dispositivo elettronico, interamente basato su mate...

During the bustle of the holidays, with mounting pressure to create the perfect Christmas experience, Irene Salvatore shared her Christmas poem with the members of Cortland Place assisted living and rehabilitation center as a reminder of the season’s meaning. The 83-year old mother of three wrote “The Nativity” last Christmas season when she saw ho...

The interior looks ready to host a restaurant scene from a movie set in the 1930s or ’40s. Small white tiles line the floor of the dining room, a decorative trim in black tracing the edges. Tin ceilings are overhead, wooden booths along the sides. On the walls of Lombardo's Restaurant are scenes, painted in 1933 by an artist who is said to have tra...

From Friday, January 18, 2019 to Sunday, January 27, 2019. Organized by IIC Chicago. Entrance: Free. From the traditional Italian Commedia dell’Arte comes the very original of the form, hand puppet trickster Pulicinella, who upon migration to England became known to English speakers as Punch. Impeccable timing and hysterical predicaments performed...

Years ago our family spent an idyllic summer in beautiful Florence, Italy, the heart of Renaissance art and architecture and literature — our vacation of a lifetime. One day we decided to drive to nearby Siena to see the Piazza del Campo and its Cathedral. As we drove through the outskirts of Florence, off in the distance lay a beautiful green trac...