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Rome, the Eternal City, has welcomed the Autumn season with an extraordinary event that involves the global cinematographic industry: the 15th Rome Film Fest. This event has always been held in Rome in a splendid location, the “Auditorium Parco della Musica”, a large public music complex designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano. The fir...

An important role in the production of Italian wooden furniture with inlaid decoration must be attributed to the workshops of Rolo, a centre in which this art was already established in the eighteenth century. The merit is due in particular to the rural environment, with its knowledge of wood and woodworking techniques. The construction of inlaid f...

The history of Rocca Imperiale begins with the construction of the castle by Frederick II of Swabia between 1220 and 1225. The Borgo unfolds on the eastern part of the slope, just over 200 meters above sea level and a short distance from the Ionian Sea. The houses – whose architraves, cornices and shelves can be admired – gradually descend along th...

Grammar time! This time I want to talk about full sentences and teach you how to create an if clause in Italian, or at least give you an intro to it. Since there are many types of if clauses and just one article is too short for all of them, this time I’ll introduce the type of conditional sentences that can be used to talk about real situations. L...

In these months, we all realized better how fundamental scientific research can be, not only for the improvement of our societies but also to keep our planet safe against future challenges. Covid-19 has undoubtedly given credit to science and its capacity to solve critic situations. The Italian ability in this field has never been in doubt, so the...

Puglia’s history is known for producing bulk table wine that was sold to the rest of Europe and even Northern Italy.  Even though this still happens today, Puglia has focused on their quality and really established itself as a major player in today’s wine market.  Today it ranks in the top 3 regions throughout all of Italy for producing the largest...

The Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park was officially opened in 1990. The Park covers not only the Belluno Dolomites, but also the Feltrine ones, namely the mountain groups: Vette, Cimònega, Pizzocco, Monti del Sole, and Schiara-Talvèna. It is renowned for its naturalistic circular itineraries which generally run at modest altitudes and are dedicated...

Ciao from Rome! It's September, and the vacations are over. Here at We the Italians we are preparing a surprise for the next Columbus Day, which will unite Italy and the United States online to celebrate Christopher Columbus. This year the American Columbus Day (the second Monday of October) and the Italian Columbus Day (again on October 12) coinci...

Climbing up the Pettorina Valley in the upper side of the Belluno province in Veneto and in the heart of the Dolomites, Sottoguda is the last village before Malga Ciapéla and the Marmolada Mountain. The borgo, which is part of the municipality of Rocca Pietore, extends from Punta Penia, Marmolada’s peak (3342 mt), up to the whole Val Pettorina and...

Keep the flavor of summer with this delicious peach jam. Every summer I prepare several jams when fruit is mature, rich in flavor and nutrients. When I am on vacation in Tuscany I take advantage of the fresh fruit and vegetables from a local farmer’s garden. The taste is deliciously irresistible.   A few days ago I picked many peaches, and I instan...

Last year Paola Antonelli, curator of the architecture and design department of MoMA, wanted them at the XXII Triennale di Milano "Broken Nature", to exhibit Ore Streams: an investigation on the use and disposal of metal resources commissioned by the NGV triennial of the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia,and accompanied by a collection of f...

For travelers in search of the opportunity to relax by the sea - yet still partake in an active cultural and social scene - a trip to the lovely islands of the Bay of Naples is definitely one for the bucket list: we’re talking about Procida, Ischia and Capri. A long weekend is ideal for enjoying the beauties on display on these three islands and fo...