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Who doesn't remember those ‘70s rooms wallpapered with geometric patterns, between delicate and faded, almost afraid to be noticed? Then all of a sudden you come across the wallpaper collection by Murals Wallpaper that transforms the stylized motifs of the most famous building on the Manhattan skyline, the Chrysler Building, into patterns. Or you c...

This month I am going to take a little break from our normal articles and talk to you about something new that is happening with the Italian language. If you are familiar with Italian, you probably know that the language is way older than Italy as a country. What you probably don’t know is that Italian does not have an official institute stating wh...

The state-owned forest of Marganai covers an area of 9.020 acres, in the province of Carbonia-Iglesias; this forest can be actually found within the Monte Linas-Marganai Park (55.000 acres), in the territories of Domusnovas, Fluminimaggiore, Gonnosfanadiga, Iglesias, and Villacidro. Mount Marganai area is north-east of the park and borders with Mou...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! It's a pleasure and a relief to write the December editorial, the last one, of this horrendous unforgettable year. As our cover explains well, we can kick and chase away this 2020, and welcome a 2021 that will still be very difficult, but at least born under the good auspices of the vaccine. We are happy to end this...

The pieces created by Michelangelo Merisi known as Caravaggio will always leave an impression: realistic, dramatic and provocative, they reflect the myth of a proud and exuberant character. The scenes depicted are able to engage us in a direct manner, as if we were witnesses to events which seem to be taking place here and now.  During the course o...

Casoncelli, also known as casonsei in the local dialect, is a typical first course of Lombardy, in particular in the cities of Bergamo and Brescia. Casoncelli is a kind of stuffed fresh pasta, shaped like a wrapped candy. The filling varies depending on where you are: in Brescia, it’s traditionally made of leftover beef and fresh salami (pasta di s...

That the urban landscape is a source of inspiration for artists has been known for more than a century: cities and their movement, living and changing have been recorded in various forms already by the impressionists of the mid-nineteenth century. With progress and contemporary means, artists sensitive to vibrations, panoramas and metropolitan deco...

He was more than a soccer player for Italy. He was a symbol for entire generations and thanks to an unforgettable summer, that of 1982, he was the man who, more than many others, succeeded in uniting Italy and the Italians. On December 9, Paolo Rossi passed away: for the Italians he was "Pablito", for the Brazilians the "carrasco do Brasil" (the ex...

The ancestor of the accordion was the “tcheng” or “sheng”, an ancient instrument from China and other Southeast Asian countries dating back 4,500 years in time.The “tcheng” was the first instrument to use free reeds, the principle on which the accordion is based.  The patent for the accordion was filed in Vienna in 1829 by Cyrill Demian, but it was...

Many stories have been told about Buffalo Bill. In Italy, his popularity has always been very strong. He was an icon of that America of the Frontier, now at the end of its historical phase and ready to enter the dimension of literary and cinematographic myth that has nourished generations of Italians. It is no coincidence that, during the performan...

Those looking for ideas and inspiration for the top resorts for skiing in Italy have a wide interesting range of options in front of them: along the Alpine range there are some of the top-end ski slopes in the world, many glamourous ski resorts, high-end hotels and spa facilities, gourmet lodges and every kind of outdoor activity for grown-ups and...

Did you know that Christmas isn’t just a day but it’s a frame of mind?! And it’s to celebrate this frame of mind that we’ve decided to tell you about three unforgettable italians this month. It’s been a challenge year for everyone, but I think it’s time to roll our sleeves up again and put us back in the game stronger than before so as King Vittori...