Until I got my DNA results a few years ago, I was convinced — due entirely to family pride, the family tree and my nonna’s pronunciation of particular words — that I was at the very least a quarter Italian. After all, we made pizzelles every Christmas alongside sugar cookies and my grandmother pronounced prosciutto “pro-SHOOT” and called the cheese...

In Italy, during the Christmas festivities is customary to prepare traditional recipes and also Christmas desserts. Traditional Italian cuisine has a lot of recipes that change depending on the area of provenance and that are strictly related to the territory, in fact every region has its traditional recipes typical of Christmas time. So, here are...

Back in the early 1970s when a story idea for a never-say-die protagonist was percolating in Sylvester Stallone's head, he decided to first visualize this character on canvas. However, he didn't want to use a brush because he felt that this man was forged by the hardships of life. So instead, he carved an image on the canvas using a screwdriver. "I...

Among the most famous Christmas desserts, born in Campania but now appreciated and enjoyed throughout the country, struffoli have their roots in ancient times, even if their origins are uncertain. According to many, struffoli derive from the Greek strongoulos – hence the name – meaning “rounded,” while others believe that Neapolitan pastry chefs we...

By virtue of living in this great melting-pot country, that will never completely melt into a pot of homogeneity, we have the opportunity to learn about cultures and lifestyles that differ from our own. I see that as an exciting strength. But it also seems true that no matter what social, ethnic, religious, racial, or gender identity we belong to,...

Selleria Veneta, a Chicago area-based boutique of luxurious Italian leather goods, will be joining the fold of talented, artisans and designers represented at the Flying Solo Boutique in Soho, New York. Flying Solo is an innovative fashion brand and an organization of fashion designers that are revolutionizing the fashion industry by putting design...

The famous living nativity scene is back for another year, one of the most folkloristic in Italy: it takes place in a fascinating and beautiful setting which has been a UNESCO World heritage site since 1993 Let us discover together the living nativity scene in the Sassi di Matera, an event that has become a must.  Matera’s rocks: about them Before...

Sculptors from around the world return to Jesolo, a seaside resort near Venice in north-east Italy, for an annual sand festival dedicated to religious art. The 18th edition of the popular event, which skipped a year due to the covid pandemic, opened on 9 December and can be visited until 6 January 2022. On display are 12 monumental sculptures, made...

Winter is an ideal time to visit Italy. Not only are there fewer tourists and shorter wait times at the museums and monuments, but there are many unique festivities and traditions only found this time of year. The Christmas festive season starts on December 8th, the date of Immaculate Conception of Mary, and celebrated till January 6th, the day of...

On the occasion of Art Basel Miami, Automobili Lamborghini is proud to feature the exhibition “Lamborghini Countach: Future Is Our Legacy” at The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy. Located in the heart of the Art Deco District in Miami Beach, the Museum’s second-floor gallery has been transformed for guests...