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Almond and limoncello cake is a delicious dessert that recalls the familiar tastes of the Amalfi coast (Campania), from which limoncello originates. Traditionally, limoncello is made from the zest of Sorrento lemons.  Lemon zest, or peels without the pith, is steeped in spirits until the oil is released. The resulting yellow liquid is then mixed...

At the northern end of Liguria, a few kilometers from the French border, is the Boccanegra Garden, 4 hectares of terraced land sloping down to the sea, an exquisite example of acclimatization of plants from Mediterranean climates from all around the world.  The first traces of the territory date back to 1554, but it is especially in the last two ce...

Some kids dream of becoming pilots of speed cars such as Ferrari, other kids, dream about designing them. I cannot say for sure that this is what Flavio Manzoni was dreaming of when he was a young boy living in Nuoro, Sardegna, but I like to think so. For sure, since a very young age Flavio’s taste was exposed and influenced by his father, an archi...

Today we will be exploring lambrusco from the region of Emilia Romagna. I'm thrilled to be hosting and featuring lambrusco this month as I don't think it gets enough attention that it deserves. It's a shame that some of these wines including lambrusco, pinot grigio etc. face tarnished images from the days of when the quality was low and the focus w...

From the Filiming Italy Festival in Sardinia, to the San Francisco Green Film Festival, eco-sustainability is a great topic of interest today, in both nations.  In Sardinia, on June 13th, at the Forte Village, the Filming Italy Festival will take place and diverse producers, institutions and international personalities will participate to such beau...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! There are some very important news coming up! The first, officially, we can announce now: on October 12, 2019 in Siena, Tuscany, we will organize the first Columbus Day in Italy! We don't know yet what it will be: certainly not a parade like the ones that are organized in America. It's a first t...

Piazza Armerina, splendid art city woven into the heart of Sicily, boasts a slew of monuments that tell of its glorious past. Meanwhile, the apple of the citizens' eyes is the Villa Romana del Casale; originally the property of a powerful Roman family, it dates back to the 4th Century A.D.  This majestic Imperial villa, standing tall in the Provinc...

The manufacture of rush chairs dates back to the early nineteenth century, when the peasants of Maremma were called to work in the wetlands along the southern coast of Tuscany to pick cereals and river grass.   These plants and grasses were harvested at different periods of the year, depending on their use. After a drying stage, they were worked by...

The long road passing through the borgo is the first attraction of Chiusa. It connects the old center of Città Alta (the upper borgo) with Città Bassa (the lower side). You can start your visit from the Wegmacher house and the Church of the Apostles, with a Gothic style and a single nave, built by the master builder architect Jörg in the latter hal...

There are 17 million people living in the United States who, thanks to historical reconstructions of their family register, would be entitled to be Italian citizens. It is another Italy that extends our borders, a widespread Italy. For each of them, Made in Italy is synonymous with something well done, with taste, elegance, to perfection. They show...

The semantic origin of the name Salva Cremasco is linked to the purpose of the cheese, i.e. the need to “save” the surplus spring milk. These skills have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries and are still preserved today by the cheesemakers. There are numerous historical remnants dating to the tenth century AD that indicate...

This tradition dates back to 1371 and is held during the celebrations in honor of the patron. On the eve of the race a great costume parade winds through the streets. In the town of Narni, Umbria, takes place every year between the last week of April and the second Sunday of May the re-enactment of an ancient tradition that originated in the fourte...