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Dear friends, 2024 is fast moving on between the daily routine made up of news and content in social media, the monthly routine with interviews and the magazine, and the planning of projects, events, and lots of news, both in Italy and in the United States. The first news ... is not new: it is the third edition of our Gala here in Rome, which again...

The historic textile tradition of Biella owes its development to the characteristics of the local area: its location in the foothills of the Alps favoured livestock breeding rather than extensive crop cultivation and so the use of sheep fleece to provide yarns and fabrics became established in the area. The abundant presence of watercourses and the...

Gigi Riva left us last January 22, on the threshold of his eightieth birthday. A heart attack stopped the big heart he had causing a real shock to all the Italian people. "Rombo di Tuono," as he was nicknamed by Italy's greatest sports journalist, Gianni Brera, had not only been a great footballer. He was the greatest of all, the most loved by all,...

In all its territorial variety, Italy boasts a large number of beautiful and evocative mountain localities, ideal for visiting any time of year, whether summer or winter. From north to south, the Italian mountain scene offers tourists a range of landscapes: lakes at high altitutude, incredible forests, enchanting villages and borgoes rich in histor...

This recipe from my Italian Diabetes Cookbook is said to be the ancestor of San Francisco’s famous Cioppino stew. My version comes from the western Tuscan town of Livorno, located on the sparkling Tuscan Sea. During the Gold Rush Era and later in the 19th century, many Italians immigrated to California. Some of them replicated Italian fishing boats...

The Day of the Owl (Il giorno della Civetta) is a novel written by Leonardo Sciascia and published in 1961. Throughout his life, the author (1921-1989) wrote about a wide variety of topics. He first studied the historic and social origins of the underdevelopment in Sicily, drawing inspiration from his experience as an elementary school teacher. The...

"La Rocca" erected in the Middle Ages by the Prefects of Vico to guard the only natural access to the town, it was the prerogative of the Counts of Anguillara, Della Rovere and Farnese families and underwent major changes, particularly between 1475 and 1480 with the renovation ordered by Pope Sixtus IV and entrusted to the Florentine architect Giov...

The latest edition of CES, the Consumer Electronic Show, the world's most important trade show for the computer and consumer electronics industry, took place in Las Vegas, January 9-12, 2024. It is an event that has gradually become more prominent, evolving from a mere showcase for the latest and most curious electronic gadgets to a genuine driving...

The first documents that speak of horticulture in the Lusia area are several handwritten notebooks dated 1930. The term “insalata” is used, which at that time still meant either lettuce or endive. But, in 1933, the words “latuga” or “salata” appear meaning "Cappuccia lettuce”. The post-war period, characterized by destruction and famine, provided a...

The Borghese Gallery in Rome is perhaps the most fascinating museum in Italy. It is housed in a villa built in the 1600s, the interior stuccoes of which make for the ideal setting of such an exceptional collection of world-famous masterpieces.  Along with bas-reliefs and ancient mosaics of astounding quality, the Gallery – commissioned by Cardinal...

This article will outline the eligibility requirements and the application process in respect of acquiring Italian citizenship by marriage and residency. It will also explain the changes in recent years in citizenship law in relation to the two pathways, as the information is relevant for those who are applying for Italian citizenship through eithe...

This month, I’m highlighting the Maremma wine region, often overshadowed by its neighboring wine regions to the north. Located in southern Tuscany, the Maremma is a stretch of territory between Pisa and Livorno from the north down to the northern part of the Lazio region. Let's learn all about the Maremma including some wines from a cooperative, Ca...