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The best evidence of the long history of olive-growing in Sabina are the olive trees. Thousands of ancient trees sculpted by time still stand next to younger examples, preserving their production capacity and making the landscape of Sabina unique.  The appreciation of Sabina olive oil in antiquity was so great that, in his “De re rustica”, Marcus T...

Following an annual tradition, also this year, on the last Sunday of October, as usual will be held in Volterra, Tuscany, the expected and fun Palio dei Caci. An event that has long been recognized in the regional register of historical re-enactments in collaboration with the "Committee of Contrade della Città di Volterra". On Sunday, October 27 th...

In last month’s Italian Citizenship Assistance article, we covered Italian citizenship by descent, also known as Jure Sanguinis. This month we want to continue the discussion about Italian citizenship by descent via another route that requires going to court. This situation occurs when making a claim through a female ancestor who gave birth before...

In Verona, restoration work on the “Allegorie di Verona, Rovigo and Trento by Bernardino India, one of the greatest Veronese artists of the sixteenth century, has been completed. The work is in the Museum of frescoes at the Tomb of Juliet and comes from a cycle of frescoes painted in 1555 on the southern facade of the Palazzo Fiorio della Seta, com...

Aperitivo time! Beets are something that you either love or hate. This recipe will make you love them: crispy and delicately sweet, perfect for a snack or an aperitivo (aperitif). Aperitivo (the Italian happy hour) is certainly one of the most fun food experiences that you can try in Italy. Aperitivo is served with some stuzzichini (savory snacks s...

In the past, we have already talked about the differences between the two main simple pasts in Italian: imperfetto and passato prossimo. We have already seen how imperfetto simply changes endings while passato prossimo is made up of the auxiliary, essere or avere ­plus the past participle. We have also talked about when to use one auxiliary and the...

Italy is a magnificent place to visit, even if you’re looking to the heavens. This trip throughout the peninsula highlights some of its astronomical observatories that are open to the public and certainly where charming views can be enjoyed. Let’s start out with the Osservatorio astronomico della Valle d’Aosta (Astronomical Observatory of Valle Aos...

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurophysiologist and an exceptional woman, who through her pioneering contribution and hard work has set an amazing example for others to follow her footsteps. She dedicated her life to science giving to all the new generation huge food for thoughts.  Rita Levi-Montalcini was born on April 22, 1909 in Turin to a...

The Monte Cucco Park includes the territory located on the north-eastern border of the Umbria Region, marked by the ridge of the Apennine mountains on which stands the Cucco (1,566 meters), the historical route of the Via Flaminia and the rivers Sentino and Chiascio. The population resident in the Park does not reach 7,000 inhabitants. In the mount...

UN estimated that every week, 1.5 million people move from urban areas to a city. To give you an idea of the impact this trend has, Milan (Italy) has 1.3 million inhabitants (Istat, 2017). The assumption that follows is that by 2030 there will be 43 megacities in the world. A megacity is a single metropolitan area, although it can refer to two or t...

Nothing gets me more excited when it comes to Italian wine than having the opportunity to taste grapes that I don’t too often have the opportunity to taste.  Going to the Gambero Rosso event in Boston earlier this summer provided me that opportunity. If you’re a regular reader of my column you know that I love the white wines of northern Italy, spe...

Ninety years after the foundation of its famous Italian culinary magazine, LaCucinaItaliana.com is going international. It wants to offer a taste of Italian flavor to all those who love Italian cuisine, culture and style, or who are dreaming of visiting the bel paese.  With the launch of the American edition of its magazine, La Cucina Italiana is g...