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Urban Design, that is, the activity of designing urban structures and settlements, is an extraordinarily topical and relevant issue. The scope of the topic appears to be intuitively evident: suffice it to say that, according to the most accredited international studies, by 2050 about 70 % of the world's population will live in cities. The quality o...

The origins of Robiola di Roccaverano date back to the Celtic-Ligurian period.Its name recalls the Latin term “robium”, referring to the reddish colour of the outer part of the cheese, and the name of the town of Roccaverano in Asti, where this product originated. A manuscript signed by the priest Pistone in 1899 relates the history of the parish o...

First a Greek and Roman city, then a capital of the Arab world, and later conquered by both the Normans and the Swabians – this is Palermo, a place where preciosities left by the Arab and Norman rules coexist along with the Baroque and Art Nouveau styles of the buildings and monuments, the city streets and markets, gardens and theatres. The influen...

The three main avenues to apply for Italian citizenship are by descent, marriage, and naturalization. You might wonder if you can apply online, but the answer primarily depends on which of the above routes you take. In short, applications for marriage and naturalization can be mostly done online, while descent applications need to be handled in per...

This month I'm focusing on the Piedmont wine region and one of its great white grapes, Cortese, specifically the wines produced from the Gavi area. You can find this area located in the southeastern corner of Piedmont where Piedmont merges with the region of Liguria within the provinces of Monferrato and Alessandria. The landscape of this area not...

During the silence of the lockdown in 2020, an innovation in the energy sector came to life in the corridors of the Milan Polytechnic University. Two young researchers had a bold idea: to create rechargeable lithium metal batteries. These batteries, known for their enormous storage capacity but so far disposable, could revolutionize the energy sect...

Considered a wonderful mountain area, it is connected to the capital of Trentino by a long cable car; an electric train departs from Collalbo to Maria Assunta, allowing tourists and visitors to enjoy wonderful views of the surrounding nature. The uniqueness of the Ritten Plateau is due to its open location on all fronts and its landscape: grassy an...

Dear friends, the year ends as many things scheduled for 2024 overlap with the last things for 2023. For We the Italians, the year ended with participation in a prestigious conference entitled "Cultura ed identità delle comunità italiane all’estero: tra Turismo delle Radici ed internazionalizzazione del Sistema Paese." The event was organized in be...

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...