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The event has its roots in the Middle Ages: the tradition says that every year the St. Joseph feast in Scicli is honored with a ride through the streets of the city where the typical bonfires light up the night, recalling the escape to Egypt of Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus, riding on a donkey. According to some historians, the tradition of bonfi...

In the collective imagination of the global and interconnected consumer, to whom an offer of food from all over the world is addressed, the identity of the national heritage of food production is increasingly important. The products with a GI - Geographical Indication, by definition, but also for the reputation they gain on the market - are the nat...

Welcome back to our tour of Italy. This time we are landing in Tuscany, the beautiful hilly region famous for its charming hills and bucolic landscapes. But if you ask me, it’s for its absolutely lovely way of speaking and accent. As I told you a long long time ago, when I first introduced the Italian language to you, Italian comes from the Tuscan...

The Carsiana Botanical Garden is located in the Karst plateau, inside a sinkhole in the municipality of Sgonico, 18 kilometres from Trieste. In the Carsiana Botanical Garden, covering an area of 5000 square meters, there are about 600 plant species of the 1,600 indigenous species of the Karst, distributed in their respective environments. Thanks to...

Giorgio Gaber, by name of Giorgio Gaberscik (25 January 1939 – 1 January 2003), was an Italian singer, composer, actor, and playwright. The life of Giorgio Gaber can be read through his songs, intense autobiographies that analyse and reflect the realty in which he lived and the generation that he belonged to. He was one of the forerunners of new po...

The wine region of Piedmont definitely holds a special place in my heart and I’ve always been very impressed from many kinds of wines produced there. Along my travels I stopped in at one winery, Paitin, within the Barbaresco wine region and had a personal tasting with Giovanni Pasquero-Elia, son of Secondo Pasquero-Elia whom founded the wine estate...

There’s no putting the work of Italian fashion designer Antonio Marras – or the designer himself for that matter – into a neat box. Marras is as eclectic as he is brilliant. He is known as one of the most intellectual of the Italian designers, adept at weaving poetry, literature, cinema, music, and the visual arts into his collections, including tr...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! First of all, we want to thank all those who bought the new 2019 yearbook of We the Italians! The first month of sales exceeded those of all previous yearbooks, a great success! Thanks really, if you haven't bought it yet and you are curious to know 24 stories about 24 different points of view o...

Getting around Palermo is easy. Everything revolves around a topographical and symbolic centre: Piazza Villena. The people of Palermo prefer to call it Quattro Canti, in reference to the four symmetrical façades of the buildings which look out onto the square. Of an octagonal shape, it is located at the intersection between the two main streets of...

It is a real treat for lovers of both chocolate and hazelnut, crunchy on the outside and soft inside. The preparation is easy and fast. It is a gluten and lactose free cake because it contains only corn flour and hazelnut milk. This cake a treat for your palate and your good spirits. Chocolate is obtained from the tropical tree Theobroma Cacao an...

The story that leads to what promises to be one of the most important exhibitions of the 2020 season in Italy and beyond, starts from a contested will, shameful accusations, false claims: a fratricidal war for the billionaire legacy of Prince Alessandro Torlonia who died in 2017, which won media popularity and also involved the immense artistic her...

You can start your visit from Piazza del Popolo, with the Church of San Sebastiano, one of the jewels of the Sicilian Baroque. It is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693, it has a spectacular staircase, a façade with three orders, the work of Mario Diamanti, and three naves.  In Corso Vittorio Emanuele,...