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18 years ago she moved to Biella (Piedmont) in front of a rice field and, day and night, she saw rice. And seeing the straw burning in the field, she asked herself: what is that waste?  Native ecologist and architect, she looked beyond and thought of a solution: how can I recover that waste and turn it into a resource? Italy is the leading rice pro...

From the woods of Mt. Maiella, the Borgo of Caramanico looks like “a melt of Acropolis”, as city planners call high middle ages settlements that have this kind of structure. The village was founded in Longobard period on a promontory at the confluence of two rivers, the Orfento and the Orta. The main path develops on the line of the ridge, with ato...

If you are eligible to apply for Italian citizenship by descent you can file your application via an Italian consulate abroad or via a municipality in Italy. However, there are situations in which Italian citizenship can only be obtained by presenting your case to the Italian Court in Rome (these cases are known as “1948 cases”).  In particular, th...

Khaby Lame is a 21 years old Italian guy of. Well, he was born in Senegal, and despite the fact he has lived in Italy most of his life, that he speaks Italian, that he gesticulates as an Italian, he hasn’t received any Italian passport yet, because of a law we hope will son change. But he is Italian, despite any passport. He grew up in the small to...

Brunello hails from the Tuscan town of Montalcino located in the Val d’Orcia, about 20 miles south of Siena.  This area was granted as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004.  As most of Tuscany is known for it’s splendid landscapes, this area is rich in rolling hills, olive groves and forests.  It’s a rather close proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea and...

In the summer of 1325, the process for the canonisation of St. Nicholas of Tolentino took place in some towns in the Marche. 371 witnesses from various socila backgrounds were invited to testify in the presence of the papal legates, who were to receive news and testimonies on the life and miracles of the saint.Among the testimonies presented was on...

Baltimore Orioles first baseman and Italian American Trey Mancini has been an inspiration. After battling cancer, he returned to the field in 2021 and picked up where he left off. His appearance in the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby and winning of the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award made it a season to remember.  Mancini has...

Noto is a petite, Sicilian Baroque gem, splendidly set within a rocky plateau and overlooking the Asinaro Valley. An important hub during all its phases – i.e. Sicilian, Roman, Byzantine, and Arab – it met destruction with the earthquake of 1693, at the height of its original splendor. Yet Noto found a second life in its reconstruction, and became...

This retrieval of the column Two Flags, One Youth will provide a glimpse of Italy from the perspective of a young person, born and raised in the bèl paése, but who also nurtures a strong passion and interest for the United States. Within this space, I will commit to talking and exploring a wide variety of different issues with the goal to present t...

Taròz is a traditional dish from Valtellina (Lombardy region), made with green beans, potatoes, onion, and Valtellina Casera PDO cheese. The word Taroz in dialect means blend (tarare = to blend). Taròz is usually served as an appetizer or as a side dish alongside local salumi such as Bresaola from Valtellina PGI.  INGREDIENTS  2 medium potatoes 10...

In Montedinove, an ancient village along the Valle Dell'Aso in the Sibillini Mountains in the province of Ascoli Piceno, in the Marche Region, every year for the feast of the dead women are celebrated through the pink apple (la mela rosa) of the Sibillini Mountains. Many people gather to shop for typical products of the land and obviously this smal...

On the eve of COP26 in Glasgow, crucial for climate policies, the twelfth edition of the GreenItaly report, produced by the Symbola Foundation and Unioncamere with the collaboration of Centro Studi Tagliacarne, allows us to take stock, with data and stories, of the situation of the green economy in Italy and its strengths. Conai, Novamont, Ecopneus...