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Whether you may have heard the name Lazio or not, if you’ve been to Italy most likely you visited Rome, which is actually in the central region of Italy called Lazio.  Lazio is a region dominated by white wines by about 70% over reds that are primarily based on the Malvasia and Trebbiano white grapes.  In Lazio you’ll find a couple different types...

The Italian Enclaves Historical Society's founder, Raymond Guarini, has garnered support from FIAO (Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd.) and the local district's councilman, Justin Brannan, to have Dyker Heights' 13th Avenue designated as an official Little Italy historic district. Guarini started a petition on Change.org...

April, in Latin Aprilis, in Italian Aprile, according to some scholars owes its name to the Latin verb aperire, in Italian aprire: to open. April is the month in which the world germinates, opens up bringing to light the fruits of the "manifestation". The act of opening is the vital dynamism, a hymn to life itself. When in the Latin language a word...

In 2019 at the Salone del Mobile was presented Pinocchio, a Murano blown glass vase with the strong features of the well-known character of Carlo Collodi, created by Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti for Internoitaliano. It is a tribute to one of the most representative icons of the Italian spirit in the world that has its strong point in the nose,...

Since Dante’s Week was a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to pay him homage for a bit longer. The Accademia della Crusca has been posting a word a day from his masterpiece, The Devine Comedy, in honor of the 700th anniversary of his death; and I must say, some are quite unexpected. So I decided to give you a tour of some of the most interesting words an...

“Gran Bosco della Mesola” National Reserve is located in the province of Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, and it represents on of the last and best conserved ancient lowland woods, which were typical of the Po valley and a memory of the forests on the Adriatic coast, which disappeared in the last century. It has a surface of 1,058 hectares and it is the wi...

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...