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From a distance, the 13th century tower seems to ride the hilltop alone. A ruin or perhaps an invitation to more, its mystery is finally revealed when a cypress lined road eases to an end. A striking 13th century portal waits, beckoning one to step inside this picturesque, sleepy Tuscan village.  Welcome to Monticchiello, province of Siena. If a gu...

The lake might have been caused by mistake. But many Romans believe that its creation has been fate. Rome’s Ex SNIA lake has become a symbol of civic activism for environmental protection. It has its own park, its own songs and a social center that supports it. As a result, it’s become one of the most beautiful love stories between modern Rome and...

The reassuring speeches, the morale-boosting flyovers and the evening balcony applause for medical staff have done little to impress 90-year-old Liliana Segre. A prominent lawmaker in her native Italy who barely survived Auschwitz as a teenager, she has maintained a sober attitude throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit Italy early and ha...

Italian-American literature of the second half of the 20th century described a world divided between generations, often very different from one another. Between two Fatherlands, between opposite perceptions and views of what Italy and America were. It described the American Dream, the eldorado and the fight against prejudice, a desire for integrati...

If you want to get away from the tourist traps and experience Florence like a local, Oltrarno is the right place to go. This part of Florence includes panoramic terraces like the Piazzale Michelangelo to beautiful gardens such as the Boboli Gardens. Not to mention the artisanal boutiques, and contemporary art galleries. Palazzo Pitti One of the mos...

Al via la terza edizione di “Vivo d’Arte”, il concorso-premio promosso dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri in collaborazione la Fondazione Romaeuropa dedicato ai giovani artisti italiani, al di sotto dei 36 anni di età, residenti stabilmente all’estero da almeno un anno. Oggetto del concorso-premio sono opere originali di creazione contemporanea svil...

Ah! The beauty of the Italian Opera – so much to say about that!  Italy is regarded as the birthplace of opera and the home to some of the world’s most renowned composers. Some famous Italian Opera composers include Puccini, Paganini, Salieri, Vivaldi, Rossini and Mascagni to name but a few.  These great Italian opera singers have also inspired oth...

One day in Venice is very fun. During 24 hours in this Italian city, you can discover a lot of sights and amazing highlights. There are lots of reasons to go to Venice. But it can be difficult to decide where to go and when to go somewhere in this beautiful city in Italy. With this itinerary, I will help you out! If you follow this guide, you can m...

When Claudio Gatti published an investigation into Elena Ferrante’s identity, a few years ago, he raised an outcry both in Italy and abroad. He had pried into the author’s privacy, violated her right to remain anonymous. It was unfair, it was irrelevant, we didn’t want to know. Didn’t we? Yes and no. There was one conclusion that mattered in Gatti’...

Rome is holy, Turin is esoteric but Naples is the Italian city with the closest relationship with the Otherworld, in all its forms. It’s not because of what is there physically — although, we will see, there are some spots of considerable interest from that point of view, too — but rather because of its people’s attitude towards the spiritual and t...

For the determined buyer with a strong vision and good home improvement skills, the fire sale of crumbling Italian houses for a little over a dollar each has been a gift. The rest of us, unable even to install a simple shelf, can only look on in envy. Until now. Several villages are now offering houses that are ready to move into. The price is a li...

It earned its name, "Old Bridge," by surviving a long and exciting history. It's possible that the bridge existed in some form during the Roman Empire, but it was first recorded as being a defensive structure in Medieval Italy. The bridge, built of stone and wood, crosses the most narrow point of the Arno River and connects the City Center to the d...