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Il capo della redazione torinese de La Stampa, Luca Ferrua, ha intervistato il console americano in Italia Philip T. Reeker. Ecco, in sintesi cosa ci ha detto: «Scoprire il Nord Italia mi ha aperto gli occhi, avevo studiato la regione a livello storico, con il suo ruolo nella storia europea, il ruolo nella storia italiana. Conoscevo l’Italia da tur...

Pasta videos are one of my favorite things on the internet. To be specific, the making and shaping of pasta using traditional ingredients and methods. There are all sorts of videos out there, and pasta enthusiasts on all the different platforms, but I love watching Italian grandmas (nonnas) the most. I'm going to highlight a handful of favorite pas...

On the third day of Milan Fashion Week, past and present merged at Donatella Versace's joyous, celebratory, healing runway tribute Friday to her brother Gianni Versace, 20 years after his slaying in Miami. And it culminated with her own reckoning with how she has born the weight of her brother's creative legacy. The show brought together the superm...

Per il Ministro degli Esteri Angelino Alfano, non c’era occasione più ghiotta di questa, ad una manciata di mesi dalle elezioni politiche italiane, che coinvolgeranno anche gli elettori italiani all’estero, e nel pieno del vivace dibattito che sta letteralmente travolgendo gli Stati Uniti, per difendere la statua di Cristoforo Colombo. Lo ha fatto,...

The late philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand defined art as “…a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments.” Since early modern humans first appeared in Europe approx. 40,000 years ago, mankind has “selectively recreated reality” in numerous ways for many different purposes. Many early civilizations, like An...

"So what part of America are you from? Cleveland? I know it well! I have a good friend with a restaurant there, Aldo's - do you know it?" Yes, we knew it.  And so an ocean away from Cleveland, in the small Italian mountain village of Castel di Sangro, my family and I ended up eating at an Italian bistro owned by someone whose good friend owns a res...

L’intelligenza artificiale potrebbe identificare, con almeno dieci anni di anticipo, chi si ammalerà di Alzheimer. Come? Semplicemente «leggendo» una risonanza magnetica del cervello. A suggerire questa possibilità di diagnosi precoce è una ventinovenne, laureata in fisica e dottoranda al Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bari: si chiama Ma...

Granted, Rome has so much to see that you may disregard any day trips outside of the city for, well, the next time. In reality, there are many great places of interest within easy reach of Italy's capital, and it may be nice to escape the crowds and noise of the big city for a few hours in charming, less frequented, history-rich small towns. Viterb...

At Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 1971, Florentine architect Lapo Binazzi assembled polyurethane pieces into a Doric temple, queued up his sound track, and pressed play. “Our dream was to ruin the temple to the ground, to the sound of an earthquake,” remembers Binazzi, now 74 and still based in Florence. The practical application of the remaining chu...

It's never a bad time for an Italian holiday, but autumn is when the country really comes into its own. Read on for the top reasons you should book a trip here now. 1. The Colours - Whether it's the autumn sunshine illuminating reddish city buildings, the changing hues of leaves in the countryside, or glistening reflections in one of the country's...

It doesn’t take long to spot the tendencies of members of Arte Povera, the “poor art” movement that took shape in late-1960s Italy. Each of the poveristi had certain creative signatures — generally fertile, sometimes meandering toward shtick. Michelangelo Pistoletto did the mirror paintings, where the viewer is forced into the work, sharing the mir...

In the Italian mid-south, on a spur east of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, there is a small rustic village, Calvanico, ringed by the spectacular Picentini mountain range. For the past six years, at a rambling farmstead in the heart of this village, an unlikely band of entrepreneurs, researchers, artists, farmers, and technologists have set up their hea...