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Siena (Tuscany) comes in on the podium for number of active pediatricians per 1,000 residents under 15. Ravenna (Emilia Romagna) wins for cultural offerings, with 75.2 concerts put on for every 10 thousand residents under 35. Finally, Trento (Trentino Alto Adige) is first in life expectancy of the elderly, with an average of 21.6 years left to live...

Have you ever wondered if there is a proper way to interpret the Neapolitan song genre? If we did an interview, everyone would have a different idea because there isn't an answer. As Pino Daniele's song said: - "Napul'è mille culure" (Napoli is a thousand colors) and therefore, this will also be the way of interpreting its heritage of songs, brough...

With its Etruscan walls, a gorgeous Medieval center, Perugia is not only a city for the gluttonous (re: chocolate), but for artists and art lovers alike.  This splendid capital of the Region of Umbria is also a culture capital par excellence, and the seat of two important universites: Università degli Studi, founded in 1308, and the University for...

The presence of garlic in the Polesine area dates from the Romans who built reclamation works and created agricultural land by greatly modifying the hydrogeology of the area. Evidence of this comes from the writings of Perretto and Marangano in the publication “La Centuriazione dell’Agro di Adria” in which the cultivation of garlic is described as...

Congratulations on becoming an Italian citizen and obtaining your passport. What should happen next? Regardless of whether you applied through the court system or an Italian consulate, there are a couple of steps you should focus on. You applied through the court system If you applied through the court system, your final judgment declaring you as a...

Rossese is a red grape found in the Liguria region of northwestern Italy bordering France and on the western side of Liguria itself. It is best known for the wines of the Rossese di Dolceaqua DOC. It can be found as single varietal, but also as a blending partner. It is one of the top red grapes of the Liguria wine region along with Dolcetto. It is...

Current Rome City Institute Graduate-Assistant JoeMack Leonardo is a pure representation of the generational relationship between Italy and America. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California to his parents Mark and Jeanie, Joe has his roots strongly planted in America, but none of this would have been possible without the immigration that his Grea...

For Steve Blank, one of the great sages of Silicon Valley, innovation is born where there is a concentration of money and crazy people. In Italy, people are trying to create an ecosystem based on the same principles. It is MIND - Milano Innovation District, the innovation district that is being developed less than half an hour by subway from the ci...

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) is a historic park of the city of Florence. It extends behind the Pitti Palace, which was for nearly four centuries the residence of the grand dukes of Tuscany and for a short period of the kings of Italy. The Medici family was the first to ensure its accommodation, creating the model of the Italian garden th...

Dear friends, as you know we do not stop even in August, and this is the editorial for the hottest month of the year. We are working on some new things that will see the light of day soon, and I hope to be able to announce some of these new things as early as next month. On July 29 I had the honor and pleasure of attending the John Fante Festival,...

Padua’s gold work tradition originated in the Middle Ages. The first statute of its goldsmiths’ guild dates back to 1454 and consists of a collection of rules governing the fraternity, the organisation of the workshops, hallmarking procedures and product quality standards. The fifteenth century saw a large influx of master goldsmiths to Padua from...

Jagged-edge coasts, enormous cliffs that go on for miles, enchanting, characteristic sea villages: each one is different from the other, yet each one is a reflection of the setting that is the Italian Riviera (also known as the Ligurian Riviera). The Riviera is subdivided into the Riviera di Ponente (Coast of the Setting Sun) and the Riviera di Lev...