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A borgo with a fascinating history, Capalbio, which over the years has achieved a national reputation derived from the excellent attendance of politicians, intellectuals, journalists and personalities of the showbiz, who have elected as “buen ritiro” the historic center and the countryside of Capalbio, by virtue of the beauty and quiet privacy of t...

A few weeks before the entire world stopped, the new ADI Design Museum was presented to the public in Milan. The project, born from a collaboration between the government, the Lombardy region, the municipality of Milan and ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale), is located in a restored industrial building which was originally a Milanese tra...

Soccer, considered in Italy almost as a religion, has been telling beautiful and sometimes really exciting pages of history for over 100 years. One of these was written in 1970, exactly 50 years ago. In those years Italy was still experiencing the famous economic boom of the '60s, that of well-being for all the people who came out a few years befor...

Originally from Peru, the Patata della Sila was introduced by the Spanish, who first brought it to Galicia and then their domains in Italy. From here, it began to spread throughout all of Europe in the sixteenth century. Native to the Andes, the Patata della Sila is particularly suited to high altitudes and sloping fields.  The cultivation of the P...

Rimini symbolizes the Adriatic Riviera and Italian seaside tourism. Thousands of Italian and foreign tourists flock to its sandy beaches each year as it is considered the capital of Italian summer fun. It stands between hills and sea, close to other beautiful tourist and cultural Emilia Romagna towns, and offers quiet boarding houses, large hotels...

Sunday the 12th of April, Easter Day, the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli gave a live streaming concert in the Milan Cathedral, an amazing and touching event which represented a symbol of hope and belief during these difficult times. Let’s step back for a moment so that we can understand better who this brilliant singer is. Bocelli has  recorded 16 pop...

As we approached spring break, things started to change rapidly. In a week we were told that the University would close and we needed to teach remotely. Besides my own anxiety towards something I had never done before, the most important question for me was: how was I going to keep students interested and motivated when their lives were changing so...

For centuries, porcelain was an exotic material imported from China, as its composition and manufacturing techniques remained unknown in Europe. From 1585 to 1610, Francesco I de' Medici financed the production of a pseudo-porcelain in Florence, intended for court use and for diplomatic gifts. The true formula, however, remained unknown until 1710,...

Today, I am going to talk about a topic that’s a bit controversial, but very current: the Italianization of words. I’m talking about the current trend many Italians have of inventing new Italian words in order to replace existing words with “Italianized” English words. In this article you’ll find some examples that will help you better conceptualiz...

The Royal Woods of Capodimonte is the largest public park in the city of Naples. It has an extension of 134 hectares with about 400 plant entities classifiable in 108 families and 274 genera. The woodland belongs to a hunting lodge that in 1738 became the Royal Palace of Capodimonte, today completely dedicated to the role of Museum. It occupies the...

Italy produces some of the world’s greatest sparkling wines including wines such as Franciacorta, Trento DOC and Prosecco to name a few.  The presence of Italian sparkling wines in the US market continues to rise and the appreciation for these wines has increased from being a celebratory wine to more of an everyday enjoyment.     Today I am focusin...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Good morning everyone, I hope you're alright, as well as your families and friends. This is the second editorial I write in quarantine. These are difficult times for everyone. Italy and the United States, the two countries to which I belong, those who gave born to We the Italians, th...