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On February 2nd Italy lost a queen, the queen of Italian cinema. Maria Luisa Ceciarelli, the real name of Monica Vitti, died at the age of 90 years, after a long-suffering period of disease that made her retire from the scenes for almost 20 years now. Monica Vitti was born in 1931. She studied acting at the academy and began her career as an actres...

We publish this article, in its English translation, courtesy of the publisher Fortress Lab, of the author and of the magazine Fmag, which we thank, where it was published in the Italian version on February 5th. "Just as I was talking to you I was booking the hotel for Bastia. Professor Oussama Khatib has been developing for 5 years a project of ma...

Hello! February has come and with it Saint Valentin’s Day, so I though about teaching you a few ways to call your partner in Italian. I have to say that I feel quite embarrassed writing them since some of them are really lovey-dovey, but how else will you learn them? Let’s start easy with some that can work for both females and males without changi...

It was not obvious, but the 19th Ismea-Qualivita Report confirms it: the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) economy played a crucial role in the Italian agricultural and food districts even in the year of the pandemic. The numbers certify this, with the economic value of production holding steady at 16.6 billion euros and, above all, with export...

It’s time to revisit southern Italy to the region of Puglia, also known as Apulia, and highlight it’s primary red grape, Negroamaro. We’ll be exploring one of the prominent wineries of the region, Cantele, located along the Salento peninsula. The Puglia wine region is at the southern tip on the heel of Italy’s boot shape. It’s a land with a vast am...

Visiting the catacombs means undertaking a journey through subterranean Rome, where one can discover the gallery of tunnels in which first the pagans, then Christians buried their dead. Fascinating places that narrate ancient Roman customs and traditions, more than 60 catacombs and thousands of tombs exist in and around Rome. Additionally, there we...

Castelmagno DOP is named after the town of the same name, situated between the Maritime and Cottian Alps in the province of Cuneo, its main commercial centre and the area in which it was first made centuries ago. The origins of Castelmagno are very ancient. The earliest official document mentioning its existence and appreciation is an arbitration a...

The celebration of Carnevale (Carnival) is very important in Italy. Unfortunately with the passing of time, younger generations are losing the meaning of it, but despite everything, it is still a very important celebration, not only for the taste of dressing up but also for the culinary specialties, made of delicious sweets, such as ravioli with cr...

WWF’s Oasis of Persano was established in 1980 to protect the artificial lake by the same name, which was created in 1930 thanks to the blocking of the Sele river. It is located in the municipality of Campagna and Serre (Salerno, in Campania), in the upper part of Piana del Sele, at the internal top of the fan-shaped plain opened to the see between...

Ciao from Rome! As every January, the yearbook of We the Italians is available with the 24 interviews of the past year, both in Italian and English. This is our eighth book: one in English, one in Italian, and six yearbooks like this one, in two languages. Dear friends, I am writing this editorial in the days when the Italian Parliament elects the...

The Aeolian Islands are one of 58 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy. The Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands consist of seven exquisite islands off the coast of Sicily - Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi - in addition to smaller islets and giant boulders. They all emerge from an uncontaminated sea, created by still...

2021 was the golden year of Italian sport. Never in history had Italian athletes conquered so many successes in international competitions in a single year, both in team and individual sports. In 2022 this record will be almost impossible to repeat, but in a few days in China the Italian winter sports athletes will be able to return to make the Ita...