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Dear friends, today I start this editorial with a good news about me and I want to share it with you: I received the first dose of anticovid vaccine, and next April 2 I will have the second one. I believe that for me it was fate that a wonderful Italian nurse, Celeste Radatti, inoculated me with an American vaccine. Two flags, One vaccine! On this...

The Prosecco hills - between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the province of Treviso, in the north-east of Italy – are an extraordinary land, where an internationally renowned wine is produced, a small world of the past covered with vineyards worked by hand on steep slopes that in July  2019 received an important recognition: the title of Unesco’s...

Quartirolo Lombardo has been part of the history of Lombardy since the 10th century. At that time, the Lombard herdsmen returning to the cattle sheds on the plain, after spending the summer in mountain pastures, used to graze their cows on the fresh grass that grew after the third cutting, known as “quartirola” grass. It is this last grass before w...

Cento is a small town in Emilia Romagna, in the center of the Po Valley surrounded by fields cultivated as far as the eye can see and a wise vocation on the part of its citizens on how to cultivate them and trade them. This was also the case at the end of the sixteenth century when, at the beginning of 1591, Giovan Francesco Barbieri, who would bec...

Italy is truly an extraordinary country. More than 8000 municipalities, some with less than 20 inhabitants, make the Bel Paese one of the culturally richest in the world. Each town has its patron saint, its church, its specialty in the kitchen, its festival, its slang, and at least one famous artist of the past or present. It's an incredible nation...

The Monregalese (the area covered by the ancient province of Mondovi, including the mountainous region between the Tanaro and the Pesio) in the province of Cuneo, is one of Piedmont’s few marble reserves, and was certainly its most important one in the period when the use of coloured marble was at its peak (17th-18th centuries). The quarries of the...

The Borgo rises at the end of a road full of hairpin bends, a landscape made of intended and sharp pinnacles, sloping rocks and ridges touching the sky, that reminds a Northern Italy Dolomite scenery but in the very Southern Italy. Pietrapertosa is inside the Gallipoli Cognato and Dolomites of Lucania Park, characterized by the typical fantastic sa...

We publish this article, in its English translation, courtesy of the author and of the magazine HuffPost, which we thank, where it was published in the Italian version on March 9th. It's March 11, 2020. The World Health Organization declares that Sars-CoV-2 is a pandemic. The world stops and our habits change: distancing and limitations to mobility...

As we enter 2021, many people are very happy to be leaving 2020 behind with hope and commitment to make their dreams a reality. This seems to be the feeling for many Americans but for Americans with Italian heritage it is taken a step further.  Many Italian-Americans had time and took the opportunity to rethink their ability to obtain/claim their b...

Lasagne, one of the most popular Italian dishes, has a long and interesting history and  traces its origin to the ancient Greeks. Lasagne with pistachios pesto is a delicious vegetarian dish, something to try!  Bronte Pistachios, from a small village in Sicily, are smaller then other pistachios but tastier and with a brilliant emerald color!  Pista...

What comes to your mind if we say: “Tu vuò fà l’americano”? Maybe the Cuban singer Pitbull dancing his “Bon Bon” song surrounded by sexy girls; or the fun video of the song “We no speak americano” of the Australian music duo Yolanda be Cool; or, maybe, a Neapolitan guy playing the piano accompanied by 5 other musicians, with jazz and swing rhythms....

When I was 17 years old I got on a one-way flight out of Italy. The destination? Miami. I had just won a tennis scholarship to complete my final year of high school at a private school in Florida: Gulliver Preparatory Academy. The type of school where 16-year-olds pull up in their Ferrari’s or Maserati’s. Needless to say, the best I could afford as...