It's not every day that you meet someone who has actually changed the world. Maybe, as I recall, for me it's the first time, even if our chat took place on the phone, connecting Italy and California thanks to some devices all equipped with (at least) one microchip. And Federico Faggin, the creator of the first microchip in history, is the protagoni...

The Teatro Olimpico is one of Vicenza’s artistic wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This theatre is the absolute climax of the creativity of one of the greatest Italian architects, Andrea Palladio, who was openly inspired by the Roman theatres described by Vitruvius. Commissioned in 1580 by the Olympic Academy, Palladio began planning it in...

Buongiorno from Italy, where I just made my first visit to the VicenzaOro show (still running through Jan. 23!). Thanks to the Italian Exhibition Group, I was fortunate enough to be part of an international hosted press delegation, and I don’t think it’s the prosecco talking when I say that this show is fantasticoin every way. (But let’s not discou...

Italian jewelry designs and trends for the new year will be the focus of the VicenzaOro jewelry trade fair, being held January 18 – 23 in Vicenza, Italy. The city and surrounding area is one the three main manufacturing centers in Italy for gold and silver jewelry (the others being Valenza and Arezzo). VicenzaOro, held twice per year, is the larges...

The U.S. Army Garrison Italy Provost Marshal Office and Southern European Task Force Carabinieri have launched a new initiative of joint patrols with U.S. and Italian military police that highlights the partnership between both law enforcement agencies. This collaboration began in early November and is scheduled to last for several months. SETAF Ca...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #110 magazine of We the Italians! First of all: Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019! Another year went by, full of Italian excellences, here at We the Italians.

America has always appreciated the creativity, ingenuity and manual skills of the Italians. These are qualities that have allowed many Italians to emigrate to the US, work hard, prove their skills, find their way, be successful. It has happened in every field, and the person we host today on We the Italians is a living example of this. Alberto Zamp...

An 8-ton marble monument to Guglielmo Marconi dedicated by American signal soldiers 45 years ago is to be hauled off base and handed over to local Italians for a planned museum. The monument to the radio pioneer, dreamed up by troops at the U.S. Army Communication Site Coltano and dedicated in 1973 at a ceremony attended by the U.S. ambassador to I...

Vicenza is quaintly medieval at its center, a dense jumble of old butter-toned dwellings along narrow byways that occasionally give way to some of the Renaissance’s most elegant architecture, but these structures mask an industrial might that has made this small city Italy’s most productive capital of jewelry. “We were born to do this kind of thing...