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The ancient and popular heart of the city, Bari Vecchia, is the ideal starting point to the discovery of the city's most authentic characteristics: among the alleys of this district history and the daily life of the inhabitants are interconnected. Here you will find the three main monuments of the city: the San Nicola Basilica, the San Sabino Cathe...

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 February 6th. It's called "smart working + farm supporting" and it's the latest frontier in remote work. The formula refers to the word "farm": it is in fact about distance workin...

In a desolate valley outside Eureka, Nevada, lies the common grave where five Italian charcoal burners were shot dead in 1879 by a sheriff’s posse while striking for better wages on the burgeoning mining frontier. Their names were Giovanni Pedroni, Marcellus Locatelli, Teodoro Zesta, Pompeo Pattini, Antonio Canonica. Yet, for well over a century, t...

Love, sweetness and spiciness together? Yes it is possible with this cake prepared with chocolate and hot chili pepper, covered with strawberry coulis. Chocolate is seductive and slightly mysterious; it has been called the “food of the devil”. Chocolate and love result in the same good feelings and sensations in the brain. Hot chili pepper increase...

2021 has just started and Italy and the entire world is still struggling against the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, Italians are not willing to renounce the most awaited musical festival known everywhere: the Sanremo Music Festival. The Sanremo Festival has a long tradition, actually this year we celebrate its 70th birthday. Something worth no...

Mezzano lies at the foot of the famous Dolomites Mountains called “Pale di San Martino”, recently recognized by UNESCO as world heritage. The centre of Mezzano is made of an almost continuous sequence of old rural, residential stone and wood buildings that follow the ancient way to Feltre. There are no monumental buildings in this borgo, but it can...

The Primitivo grape hails from southern Italy, primarily in the region of Puglia located on the heel of the boot.  In Puglia it’s the 3rd most planted grape that grows well in the hot, dry conditions.  It’s a grape that is genetically related to zinfandel, although quite different in style.  Those from California are typically higher in sugar and t...

Excluding computers and smartphones, which are now actually indispensable, there are other things that we find ourselves using every day - and often without paying too much attention to them - that writer and journalist Luigi Pintor defines as "timeless objects": scissors, buttons, shoelaces. And then there are the hangers (also known as "crutches"...

Hello everyone! It’s February! Saint Valentine has just passed, but I think we all need some positivity and love, so I thought to continue the love strand and talk about some love expressions! First of all let’s dive into what amore means in Italian. Amore does mean love, but it is usually used differently from English. Amore indicates the feeling...

The Botanical Garden of Villa Beuca, on the western slope of Beuca hill, was built in 2002 by the Municipality of Cogoleto. Its aim is to safeguard the typical plant environments of Liguria. It extends over 8.4 acres divided into three main areas – an instructional one, an area for the spontaneous plant, and a typical Ligurian environment – in a re...

Dear friends, happy new year! The horrendous 2020 is behind us, we're past it. 2021 will still be difficult, but the beginning of the end of the nightmare has begun, and we have reasons to be hopeful. It was 2012 and they started then, on a small Italian newspaper called L'Opinione, my interviews that then led to something that you don't even know,...

Much of Italy’s Region of Calabria is coastal, a peninsula in itself surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. Its southernmost riviera, running along the Ionian Sea between the cities of Riace and Locri, is known as the Costa dei Gelsomini, or Jasmine Coast. One of the wildest coastlines and steeped in history, the magnificent Costa dei Gelsomini winds...