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I have been intrigued by the wines of Sicily for some time now and am always excited about the opportunity to try them, especially those of Mt. Etna.  Being onsite at Firriato, walking on the soils, experiencing the climate and admiring the landscapes I’ve discovered is what makes these wines so special.    Upon arrival in Catania I was greeted by...

Certain images from films just don’t fade from memory. Take, for example, actor Toni Servillo playing the jaded Jep Gambarella, king of Rome’s nightlife, in Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-winning The Great Beauty. Who could forget his above-it-all gaze and supple yellow sports jacket that screamed Neapolitan elegance? Then there’s the mysterious scaled c...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! Things are going great here at We the Italians: another month full of wonderful things happened and news to be announced. Last October 25th I had the pleasure to participate in the presentation of the Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2019. Once again Delfina Licata and her team have put together an e...

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...

Vittorio De Sica was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement and the Italian Father of the Comedy Genre. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: "Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves" (honorary), while "Yesterday"," Today and Tomorrow" and "Il giardino dei Finzi Contini" won the Academy Award for Best Foreign La...

Maruggio and the splendor of its landscape, dominated by mighty olive trees, and characterized by masserie (typical country houses of Apulia Region), votive chapels, majestic trulli and dry stone walls that run along the lush rows of vineyards where the Primitivo was born, fine wine from the unique harmony of colors, scents and flavors. The histori...

Since the end of the seventeenth century, an era in which the prevalent crops being cultivated were mulberry and vines, the quality of the fruit produced in the Val di Non has been certified by papers and plaques issued at the main fruit and vegetable shows in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  These acknowledgements also represent the first certificati...

Over the past months in our Italian Citizenship Assistance articles, we have covered Italian citizenship through various avenues. This month we want to answer a common question that we  receive, "How do you know if you are actually eligible for Italian citizenship by descent?". In this article we will cover Italian citizenship by descent as well as...

The Church of Sant'Agostino in Piacenza, in Emilia Romagna, an impressive sixteenth-century building designed by Bernardino Panizzari and overlooking the "Stradone Farnese" of the city, rises to a new life under the banner of contemporary art. Owned by the State Property Office, the church, which was deconsecrated until the 1980s, has been used for...

Lombardy, with its grand lakes and numerous small basins, offers a unique mix of charms to lovers of lake tourism. Staying on Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore or Iseo (just to name the largest and most famous), means immersing oneself in all the flourish of a lush nature that also has the power to renew the mind and body. The gorgeous landscape...

Crostata is perhaps the oldest Italian dessert. A popular tradition traces the origin of this Italian pie to the ancient Romans. This is the first kind of baked dessert that, as little girl, I learned to make from my mother. It evokes memories of many happy hours spent with her in the kitchen preparing delicious food. This Italian version of an Ame...

Here we are again on our trip to discovering all the different languages and dialetti of Italy. If my itinerary is correct, our next stop is the Liguria region, a very important republic even before Italy existed and homeland to many great traders and voyagers of the past. You probably know the most famous one – Cristoforo Colombo. Who? Pardon, I f...