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The castle is perched on a cliff overlooking the Mutino valley. High walls, towers, squares, paved streets, flowers and plants along the streets welcome the visitor.  The silence, broken only by the flock of century-old oaks and the light mountain air draw the picture of a landscape of the soul, where reality becomes almost fantastic, recalling ima...

Our previous articles analyzed the surge of applications for Italian citizenship by descent, the cost associated to applying for Italian citizenship (both by descent and by marriage), the documents needed to apply, and the benefits and opportunities that Italian citizenship entails. This article will touch upon another advantage of applying for Ita...

In highlighting Ramato wines of Italy this month I was shocked to see that I haven’t discussed these wines on my sight yet.  With the rosè market on the rise it is the perfect time to highlight these wines.  They’re not red, white or rosè wines, but the best of all worlds.  Ramato wines are home to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in the northeaste...

Raffaella is no more. For everyone "la Carrà", with the accent on the last a, as she emphasized to David Letterman in an interview in 1986. On July 5, 2021 died the most important woman in the history of Italian entertainment, by far, who for decades exported the best face of our country abroad. It is no coincidence that she was particularly succes...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...

The concept of Beauty encapsulates a code of values that has always distinguished the identity of our country: tradition and innovation, connection and competence, creativity and knowledge. A real strategic resource to plan the future around a sustainable and collaborative model. A territory that develops Beauty, therefore, generates entrepreneuria...

He solved among the first what is considered a universal problem. The problem of language. He did it by building a symbiotic relationship between man and machine. His name is Marco Trombetti. In 1999, with his wife Isabelle Andreu, he founded Translated, a translation service in 194 languages that uses artificial intelligence and humans. And today,...

Zucchini flowers in beer batter are an excellent aperitif to accompany a refreshing drink. The delicate zucchini flowers, beautiful to look at and delicious to taste, can be used in different recipes. They are very versatile, excellent in risotto, with pasta, filled with ricotta and, if you like, as a delicious appetizer.  The Cocoon beer batter, w...

"Lezioni Americane. Sei proposte per il prossimo millennio" is a book taken from a series of lectures that Italo Calvino prepared in 1985 in view of six lectures to be held at Harvard University as part of the prestigious "Poetry Lectures" in honor of Charles Eliot Norton. Lightness, Exactness Multiplicity. Three of his six lectures are exactly the...

«O lone Ravenna! many a tale is told | Of thy great glories in the days of old: | Two thousand years have passed since thou didst see | Caesar ride forth to royal victory.» Oscar Wilde  Of a beauty that is elegant and refined, she is a city of Saints, bankers and kings: Ravenna, in Emilia Romagna, is Italy's second-largest city by extension, but pe...

There are two feasts dedicated to Santa Rosalia in Palermo. The whole month of September is a feast on the Sanctuary that represents the sacred mountain of the city, that is Montepellegrino. Many legends are told about this mountain, one of these is that of the dragon that terrorized the city. No one was able to defeat the monster, not even a giant...

Hello everyone! We are finally in the midst of summer, and even though travelling to Italy might still be a little troublesome for a little while, I thought about teaching you some words and expressions often used in conversations, so that you can start practicing them and use them fluently next time you come visit! The first expression I’d like to...