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The Gargano Promontory in Apulia, due to its shape, is considered to be “Italy’s spur.” This promontory, projecting itself out into the Adriatic Sea, is almost entirely covered by a massive and mountainous carsic rock. Leafy vegetation, a crystalline sea, evocative places, a faithful people and the genuine tastes of this zone are its fundamental ch...

If you think about Rome, the magnificence of the glorious Coliseum, the magical atmosphere you can breathe on the banks of the Tiber river and the deliciousness of some typical culinary products, such as pizza and pasta come to your mind. What about that famous picture of a man wearing a cap and eating with greed a huge dish of pasta, pronouncing o...

The phenomenon of emigration is as old as the history of man who, having the desire and strength to change how he lived, abandoned what was familiar to him to venture into the unknown. To emigrate was never been considered a pleasant change but a brutal one that uprooted one's life. One does not leave one's land and culture unless driven by poverty...

The history of Ferrara’s sgraffito ceramics traces its origins to early medieval artefacts from China and the vast areas of the Iranian Plateau, which arrived on Italian soil through maritime trade and commerce with the Orient.  The first works excavated by medieval archaeologists in Ferrara are dated no earlier than the thirteenth century and were...

It’s time to talk grammar again. This time I would like to tackle a topic that seems pretty hard to grasp if you are learning Italian, but it comes natural to Italian speakers, even though the majority of us would not know how to explain it. “What is it?”, you ask. It’s Ne. I must say that this topic is pretty advanced, so if you’re a beginner, don...

Campania, a region in Southern Italy, has deep roots in ancient winemaking and viticultural practices influenced strongly by the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans.  Campania served as a center of the Magna Grecia, “Great Greece”, which were colonies of the Greeks in southern Italy.  They were very instrumental in the development of agriculture and vitic...

The art of Maria Lai feels relevant in a time when many of us are seeking symbols of unity. This woman of Sardinia, an important voice in Italian postwar contemporary art, wove a message of universality into all of her work. Each piece told a story of connection and shared human experience. Over Lai’s almost 70-year career (Lai died at 94 in 2013),...

It was Empress Maria Theresa of Austria who, in 1777, decided to build the Villa Reale in Monza, using a site near a small farmhouse near Monza, interesting for its particular beauty and for its strategic position along the Milan-Vienna route. The architect Giuseppe Piermarini designed a neoclassical building with a "U" plan that followed the typol...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends, I start this editorial from an Italy in phase 2 of the lockdown thanking you all again for the final outcome of our fundraising. Here you can find the video with which the General Director of the Spallanzani Hospital, Marta Branca, thanks us for this wonderful result: a...

The city of Padua is inextricably linked to the figure of St. Anthony, a Franciscan friar of the thirteenth century, venerated all over the world and patron of the city itself. Strenuous defender of Catholic doctrine, he fought the Cathar heresy, especially in France, with great energy and considerable success.  He moved to Padua, where he died age...

Ahhh! Springtime aromas are in the air! Homemade pasta with peas and asparagus is tasty, healthy and easy dish to prepare. The delicate taste of fresh peas and asparagus goes perfectly well with egg pasta, making this dish highly appreciated and certainly a success at the table, both for a family lunch or a dinner with friends. Pasta with fresh veg...

Built for the Galleria Giò Marconi in Milan, where a solo show of Pomodoro was held in 1995, in 1997 the Labyrinth was exhibited in the Medici Palace of San Leo in the Rimini province, Emilia Romagna. The atmosphere is inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh, the first epic poem in human history, engraved on eleven clay tablets in cuneiform characters. D...