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Ciao from Rome!  Dear friends, another month has passed, and I was so happy to meet again a lot of fantastic Italian American friends in the delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, here in Rome. Too much time has passed! A special thanks to my friend Basil Russo, leader of the Conference. Please enjoy her...

Just two stones’ throw away from the Strait dividing Sicily from the Italian Peninsula lies delectable Taormina (Tauromenion in Antiquity), facing out toward the Ionian Sea from a high, natural terrace. With its Medieval architecture, its ancient Greek soul, and the colors and smells of Mediterranean foliage, Taormina is one of the most beautiful p...

The most successful soccer coach in history is Italian. In Spain he has been "crowned" as “Carlo Magno” (Charlemagne), in Italy he is known as "Carletto" or the "King of Cups" and last April he achieved two unique results in the history of soccer. At the helm of Real Madrid, the most prestigious club in the world, he won the Primera División, the h...

Writing about Agostino Tassi concisely and without falling into immediate preconception is difficult, but it is also very interesting because the artist, the greatest quadraturist of the early Baroque, in this case is decidedly overpowering as a thug. Probably as a result of his conviction for a brawl, served in part on the grand ducal galleys, he...

Biscottini di Novara are lightweight cookies from Novara (Piedmont, Italy). They have an airy and crumbly texture, a rectangular shape with rounded corners, and a golden color. The only three ingredients used to prepare these delicious cookies are wheat flour, sugar, and eggs. Biscottini di Novara are extremely light and easy to digest because ther...

This instalment of the column presents another great classic of the Italian literature, a well-know and in depth studied book that still finds its place in school curricula and can spark interesting conversation. This work is perhaps less consolidated and straightforward in our literary landscape because it has in fact generated criticism and contr...

Tremosine is made of eighteen hamlets, Campione is just on the right side of the lake, the others are: Ariàs, Bassanega, Cadignano, Castone Mezzema, Musio, Pregasio, Priezzo, Secastello, Sermerio, Sompriezzo, Ustecchio, Vesio, Villa, Voiandes, Voltino and Pieve. Set in the Alto Garda Park, in a varied natural environment, the small hamlets rise amo...

“The lesson the pandemic has offered us cannot make us go back to square one. That would be a mistake, a waste of energy, and we wouldn’t have the chance to meet future challenges.” David Sassoli  As David Sassoli, EP President, recalled during the presentation of the Assisi Manifesto, the current crisis has forced Italy to undergo profound transfo...

If you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for Italian citizenship by descent you might spark the interest of some of your immediate and non-immediate family members who might also be eligible to apply. Indeed, sharing the journey to becoming an Italian citizen with your dear ones is an exciting opportunity and it is likely that you will fin...

For three decades, volunteers have been trying to fulfill a promise made by the U.S. government in 1945: to bring home the 80,000 U.S. soldiers lost during World War II. "Keeping America's Promise" is the slogan of Project Recover, an NGO founded by physician and chemist Patrick Scannon. Finding the remains of someone missing for nearly 80 years ma...

In 1450, a few decades after the spread of rice throughout the Po Valley, the first documents appeared that mention the presence of this crop in Polesine, particularly in the area of the Po delta, as this crop was closely related to reclamation and was the first stage in the agricultural use of the new land. The nature of the dried soil became cruc...

Since the Renaissance glass production of drinking glasses was very active in Florence. There were many glass shops that included a number of different styles made specifically according to the use, for example “glasses for the sick”. From the 16th century, to enrich their prestigious collections, the Medici Grand Dukes brought in Venetian masters,...