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Italy Brings WiFi for Tourists at Its UNESCO Sites

Italy Brings WiFi for Tourists at Its UNESCO Sites

High-speed broadband WiFi network is coming to Italy, in some tourist and cultural sites. The network will have a unique access system, based on the...
Today, hand made gelato, known as "gelato artigianale," is a gem of Italian tradition, with specific rules to be followed when making it. Credit: Copyright Julia della Croce/Forktales 2016

The Long History of Gelato

Always a favorite during the Summer, gelato has come a long way since its beginning in the – or so historians think – exotic lands of the Chinese...
Playing jazz music from the Main Stage in Perugia

Umbria and Jazz. Who Knew?

When I was in Umbria I stopped off at a small family-run winery just outside of Spello. Enrico, the nephew of the owner (the only one who spoke...
Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato – Italy’s Sweet Treat to the World

Gelato is one of Italy’s great gifts to the world, and once you have tasted authentic Italian gelato, you understand why this is true. Italians...
Our culture is rich thanks to the products which arrived from distant countries

The Italian character of Spaghetti and the Importance of the Intercultural Exchange

Occasionally, someone will speak of the real origins of spaghetti. It is one of those questions close to our hearts but it’s hidden behind a truth...
Pompeii Will Finally Have Access to Disabled People

Pompeii Will Finally Have Access to Disabled People

The Pompeii archeological site will give accessible to the disabled people. The new plan is part of ongoing work in Pompeii's long-neglected and...
50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part 1)

50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part one)

The Tuscan Muse will take us on a journey among the most interestings facts of Italy. Fitfy things which will follow in three parts. Trivia is always...
Umbria Jazz Festival 2016 – Report from Perugia

Umbria Jazz Festival 2016 – Report from Perugia

There was a lull in the city of Perugia during the week leading up to the Umbria Jazz 2016 festival before the jazz fans arrive and fill the city to...
Oscar Farinetti, the founder of upscale Italian food market Eataly

Century City Mall Awaits Italian Food Par Excellence

Straightforward, innovative and an excellent communicator, these are just a few of the adjectives that can be used to describe the business owner...
Fendi's 90 Years Celebrated at Trevi Fountain in Rome

Fendi's 90 Years Celebrated at Trevi Fountain in Rome

Fendi Fashion House has celebrated its 90th anniversary with a runway show on Thursday at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. A private dinner on the Pincio...
In 2012, Tutta Bella transported a portable pizza oven to Boeing Field where Air Force One was parked. There a chef made Neapolitan-style pizza for President Obama, his staff, flight crew and press corps. (Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria)

Tutta Bella Pizzeria: Feeding Dreams, Nourishing Lives, Building Community

Never let it be said that Joe Fugere, owner of Seattle’s Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, won’t move heaven and earth, or even a pizza oven, to...
Pomodoro pachino, Sicily, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

“You say Tomato, I say Pachino” - Il pomodoro di Pachino: the Jewel of Sicilia

When one conjures up a mental list of the most highly prized and sought after foods in the world, delicacies such as Russian caviar, white truffle,...
Chef and Restaurateur, Celestino Drago. Photo Courtesy of Katie Conway

Celestino Drago: Italian Excellence in the LA Food Scene

It could have been a completely different story. Celestino Drago, who comes from the Province of Messina (Sicily), might have become a successful...
Florence's Mayor Says No to New McDonald's Next to the Duomo

Florence's Mayor Against The Opening of a New McDonald's Next to the Duomo

The local Mayor in Florence stated his opposition to the opening of a McDonald's close to the Cathedral at Piazza Duomo. As reported by the local...
Blue jeans made their way back to Europe during the Second World War, when American soldiers would wear them while not in service

Blue Jeans: The American Symbol with Italian Roots

The drive in, a milkshake, James Dean wearing his jeans: is there anything more quintessentially “americana” than this? As pleasant as it may be, we...