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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...

Vicenza, a city to live in its every detail, to discover street by street, to admire from the very first moment. It is one of the most beautiful places in Veneto and in all of Italy, where architecture happily marries with city planning: palazzi, villas, monuments and churches contribute to the harmonious splendor that form this city.  Vicenza poss...

The historical period of transition in which we currently live is characterized by profound changes. The challenge that is required in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic that is still holding part of the world back, imposes a different vision of the dynamics that fill our daily lives. Urban regeneration, redevelopment, sustainable future. These ar...

The Piedmont wine region in northwestern Italy produces some of my favorite Italian wines and the fact that they were all based on the Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes were just icing on the cake.  The winery I’m highlighting today, Terre da Vino, was a first for myself to experience.  Terre da Vino plays a large role in the wine industry in Piedmont.  ...

Cesare Colombo (aka, Joe), whose death marks 50 years this year, was one of the great Italian geniuses of the second half of the twentieth century, although Wikipedia insists on defining him as "simply" an architect and designer. Someone has rightly called him the James Dean of Italian design for his life, short but intense (he died of cardiac arre...

March has finally arrived and spring is slowly making its way back into out lives. We’ve all spent over a year in this crazy timeline and it is now clear that our routine has changed, and perhaps our perception has also changed, but above all, our language has definitely changed. Let’s take a look at some Italian words that have made their way into...

The Upper Murgia (“Alta Murgia”) National Park was established in 1998 to protect the last example of the Mediterranean steppe in Italy. The park stretches from the Adriatic coast to the Lucanian reliefs, reaching the maximum height of 2.227 ft on Mount Caccia; it is mainly made of limestone, tuffs, clay deposits, sands and alluvial deposits mixed...