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Fish has been enjoyed during the Cenone, or Christmas Eve meal in Italy since antiquity. The Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Italian American banquet-style meal usually comprised of several different seafood courses.  The number of courses or types of fish served at the meal is open to interpretation. Some people maintain t...

The origins of this activity date back a long way, and the oldest examples of Tuscan earthenware tiles that we know of are the bricks and roof tiles dating from the eleventh century in the Chianti area. During the fifteenth century, the relationship between Impruneta and Florence was forged, with the Impruneta kilnmen working to produce earthenware...

It took 76 years before four Italian tennis players, led by a true tennis legend, first won the Davis Cup, the world's oldest tournament devised by four members of the Harvard University tennis team to challenge the British. And another 47 years to raise to the sky again the famous trophy awarded to the winners, known around the world as the "silve...

The Basilicata region is crossed by the Pollino mountain range (which extends to Calabria). Here there is a magnificent Park where you can walk among the wild and unspoiled nature, observing animals and birds of prey, and also learn about local customs and traditions, and taste the authentic, traditional recipes. The Park was established in 1993 wi...

The Treccani Institute for the Italian Encyclopedia –one of the most prestigious Italian cultural institutions - published in November 2023 the Italian edition of the book "The Italian Legacy in Philadelphia: History, Culture, People and Ideas," edited by Andrea Canepari and Judith Goode. The U.S. edition of the book was published by Temple Univers...

The Christmas Gift (Il Dono di Natale) is a book written in 1930 by the Italian (Sardinian) author Grazia Deledda (1871 - 1936). She studied literature on her own and started writing when she was very young following the inspiration provided by Sardinian peasants and their struggles. One of the features of her work was the presence of a strong conn...

Characteristic of the village of Borgo are the wide arcades, similar to those in some river towns in the Veneto region, which allow pleasant walks along the Brenta River. A particular feature of the area along Brenta is the Venetian Bridge. The striking 15th-century bridge, crowned by two aedicules containing graffiti inspired by two precious 17th-...

Christmas sees on the tables of Italians the triumph of two traditional desserts par excellence: Pandoro and Panettone. During the Festive season of 2022, according to research by Unione Italiana Food, the total production of the two leavened products amounted to 73,502 tons, worth 552.1 million €. Pandoro and Panettone also very popular abroad: th...

There have always been different types of vinegar made from grape must in Modena, which have developed in accordance with the history of various recipes, different methods of preparation and aging. The origin of these products dates back to ancient Roman traditions. The term balsamic is relatively young, however, and was used for the first time in...

Elegant, inimitable, exciting and romantic, precious: this is Venice, the gem on any tour of Italy where churches, palazzi, ancient bridges, monuments and piazzas confirm its artistic and cultural vitality. All has testified to and continues to testify to the long history of the city.  Venice’s beating heart is Piazza San Marco, Europe’s most elega...

In the past few years, the Italian real estate market has been attracting millions of potential buyers and investors who are fascinated by Italy’s culture, landscapes and cuisine, among many other factors. One of the first questions that investors ask when they approach the Italian real estate market is: how much does it cost to purchase or rent a...

Born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, Julia Sferlazza embodies the rich tapestry of her Italian American heritage. A proud descendant of both Ischia, an island in the Gulf of Naples, and the towns of Lercara Friddi, Messina, and Potenza in Sicily and Basilicata, Julia's roots run deep into Italian culture and heritage. Now residing in Rome, Ital...