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Ninety years after the foundation of its famous Italian culinary magazine, LaCucinaItaliana.com is going international. It wants to offer a taste of Italian flavor to all those who love Italian cuisine, culture and style, or who are dreaming of visiting the bel paese.  With the launch of the American edition of its magazine, La Cucina Italiana is g...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! On September 22nd I will have the pleasure of making on behalf of We the Italians a little welcoming remarks to the friends of NIABA who gather here in Rome. As you may recall, We the Italians and NIABA have signed a partnership, of which we are very happy. We will also have the opportunity to i...

Celebrated throughout the world for its singular beauty, Venice and its lagoon were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1987.  Founded out of the necessity of fleeing the Barbarian Invasion in the 6th Century, Venice was already one of the most powerful cities in Europe around the year 1000. Beginning with the first settlements on t...

ln Trentino testimonies of metalworking appeared from the moment the man learned to use metals to build objects intended to meet the needs of everyday life. The mining and metalworking archaeology has provided many examples of a the processing of copper and other minerals in the mountains from the Valley of Mocheni to the plateau of Tesino. These m...

Following the hairpin curves of the hill road stretching along the coast between Amalfi and Agerola, you’ll reach Furore, a sort of Neverland. Don’t look for a ring of houses standing round a square here. You won’t find it.  Furore, with its houses scattered on the slopes of the mountain, dropping sheer down to the sea, offers tiny samples of itsel...

The Rotonda Red Aubergine DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) made its appearance in the small municipality in the Polino National Park in the early twentieth century, when the necessity of finding work and the dream of building a new life drove many of the inhabitants of Rotonda to set out on the adventure instigated by the Fascist regime: Ethio...

Every year in September the "Palio (contest) di Asti" is run: the oldest in Italy, it is an ancient tradition from the eight century, a real festival, which has kept unchanged its distinctive traits, qualities that have helped to make it a unique performance. The charm of the medieval history lives through the town districts and its places, includi...

In last month's Italian Citizenship Assistance article, we went over the subject of Italian citizenship Jure Sanguinis – application at the Italian consulate.  There is one other possibility that we have not discussed yet, and that is the process of applying in Italy. There are many who choose to apply in Italy due to the fact that there are very l...

Pietro Sedda is an artist who boasts several records: to have become the first Italian tattoo artist of world renown, to have crossed the border of his work thanks to his art, to have landed in a museum for his first anthological exhibition and to have worked with luxury brands for capsule collections. Pietro grew up in Oristano, in Sardinia; he gr...

Tuscany is a land of poets, artists and scientists, but also of excellent wine and ancient flavors that we can find in poor dishes such as pappa al pomodoro, ribollita or these white beans called all'uccelletto (small bird). According to Pellegrino Artusi, the name derives from the aromas (in particular sage) that are used to flavor the little bird...

Today I am going to cheat a little bit. I am not in fact going to talk about Italian words specifically, but about Italian words that became completely part of the English vocabulary. Let’s begin by saying that as all loanwords, they are not fully used properly, as the Italian grammar and meaning would require, but hey, that’s just the way it is. S...

“There are moments in life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape”. This was (or let me say, this is) Oriana Fallaci. Yes, because Oriana is like an eternal human being. Not just a journalist, Oriana was also an author and a worldwide fam...