LIFE & PEOPLE

Women History Month: let’s not forget the real face and heart of Italian women

Italian celebrations for International Women’s Day are, usually, rather cliché: journalists and TV hosts become experts of women history and...

The new secret of Alba White Truffle

The Alba White Truffle is an old acquaintance of mine. Actually, is much more than that, is a real childhood friend. Born and bred on the luscious...

DeVito’s long career honored in L.A.

Actor-producer-director, Danny DeVito is the recipient of the 2018 Jack Valenti - Los Angels Italian Legend Award, in memory of long-time MPAA...

Petroio – the Tuscan Town of Terracotta

Part of the intrigue of Tuscany is the abundance of small hamlets and villages. Scattered across the rural landscape like precious gems awaiting...

The enigmatic, beating heart of Carignano del Sulcis

I traveled as a guest of Consorzio Carignano del Sulcis on an educational press trip to experience the Carignano wines of Sardegna’s Sulcis region...

Preserving Papal hearts in Rome

The Catholic Church has a lengthy tradition of collecting relics from saints and clerics dating back almost to its beginnings. Bones, clothes or...

The passion of Italian markets

Many tourists rush through Italy, ticking off cities on an imaginary bucket list, zipping through museums and taking holiday snaps in front of iconic...

How one urban artist creates a colorful universe all his own

Fresh, intuitive and original, Leonardo Lanzolla’s artwork mixes semi-abstract objects, geometric shapes, bold colors and organic forms to create a...

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca: an Italian citizen of the world

Isabella Weiss di Valbranca’ s CV strikes for its eclecticism: from law to journalism, from entrepreneurship to fashion design, all the way to...

East meets West in Italy’s 2018 Capital of Culture

For some reason, I like to compare cities to beautiful female figures: Turin, which I know very well, is an elegant and haughty princess with a knack...

Celebrating New Year on March 1st

Before the unification of Italy, the peninsula was a patchwork of independent states, republics and occupied territories each one with their own...

2018 food trends put Italian taste in the spotlight

The Extraordinary Italian Taste made its way to San Francisco kicking off a year that sees - once again - Italy as one of the leading countries in...

Montalcino: the land of honey

Montalcino may be best known for its splendid Brunello but buzzing across its rolling hills are amazing honeybees silently working their magic...

Bussana Vecchia, where artists brought quake village back to life

Early one morning in 1959 a ceramic artist from Turin known simply as Clizia arrived in Bussana Vecchia, a medieval hilltop village about five miles...

Following an old melody: music at the times of Ancient Rome

As usual, Cicero is illuminating: “a life without music is like a body without its soul.” There’s an undeniable truth in his words the people of his...

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