MAGAZINE  

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #106 magazine of We the Italians! It’s August, Italy usually almost entirely stops its activities in this month, but We the Italians doesn’t! We never cease loving and promoting our country. Joe Quagliano and a few other friends from the Italian American Baseball Foundation just visited Italy for a series of meetings...

The trulli, the characteristic cone-roofed houses of Alberobello, Apulia, make up one of the 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The name derives from the late Greek word for dome (τρούλος; in Italian, cupola), and refers to the ancient stone houses with conical roofs, constructed with the abundant limestone from the plateau of Apulia’s Murge...

From the historical perspective, it is reasonable to assume that the production of prosciutto in the typical area identified in the product specifications has roots that go back as far as the Bronze Age. Thanks to the fertility of the land destined to be used for the first agricultural practices for the prehistoric cultivation of cereals and the la...

Before entering the Borgo, opposite to the city tower you can admire the church of Santa Lucia. Built on an earlier century religious building in 1786, it is also dedicated to the Madonna “della Scuola”. Of the ancient church, of which the new one has maintained the architectural structure, only a fresco by an unknown author from Romagna depicting...

In 2016 the exhibition “Empatia Creativa. Milano metropolitana: cinque cantieri di Mario Cucinella Architects” (Creative Empathy. Underground Milan: five sites by Mario Cucinella Architects), in partnership with the Triennale, recounted the five projects underway in the Lombard capital, conceived in a sustainable way and destined to change the skyl...

Cherry tomatoes confit are deliciously caramelized cherry tomatoes, ideal to serve as an appetizer or side dish. They are also perfect as a topping for pasta or bruschetta. After having cut them in half, just season with salt, pepper, brown sugar, and oregano or thyme. Drizzle with some olive oil and bake for two hours. The secret is to evaporate...

Last May, Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, the longest running award of its type, celebrated in Orlando, FL its 25th anniversary. This milestone was commemorated with a delicate 8 minutes film called ”Timeless Tiles: The Italian Legacy” directed by Francesca Molteni with the contribution of architectural historian Fulvio Irace; the documentary p...

John Basilone was one of the most heroic and acclaimed Italian-Americans in the story of the United States. He was the only Marine to be awarded with the two highest honors of the U.S. Army: the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

No matter where you might find yourself on the Coast of Lazio, it is impossibile to overlook the astounding outline of the Circeo Promontory. With its peak at approximately 1,775 feet above sea level, it rises above the spectacular landscape of the surrounding natural park, that is also filled with characteristic and picturesque towns and villages...

Historically viewed as a craft of the poor, tied essentially to the tools of peasant art, hand printed Romagna fabrics have an uncertain date of birth. As the oldest documents do not go further back than the first decades of the 19th century, it is assumed that Romagna hand printed fabrics were being made before that.

Italy has a past of great vocal tradition, filled with great artists and with strong voices able of great expressiveness. This was true everywhere not only in the entertainment world. In the past centuries, it was the pride of anyone willing to be an example to feature a clear voice, perfect diction and the ability to be heard clearly even from a d...

The sultry heat, sand blowing in the morning air, and the parched land of Salento, a small subregion in Apulia. The women here, bent over to work in the fields, are marked by fatigue. A tarantula bites one of their ankles, so she runs to grab a tambourine and dance without inhibition, until all the poison finally exits her body.