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Ciao from the Appennines in Emilia Romagna! We are taking a few days of rest here in the wonderful mountains in the Modena province, but we actually just moved We the Italians up here, we never stop. Here we are with another month, another editorial, another wonderful magazine about Italy, from your friends at We the Italians!

Sulcis Iglesiente is a geographic area located in the extreme southwest of Sardinia and is famous for its ancient origins and traditions. Already inhabited 5,000 years ago, the zone was favored by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians above all, who were the first to discover and extract its rich mineral deposits. Largely abandoned in the successive ce...

Keep the flavor of summer with this delicious plum jam. Every summer I prepare several jams when fruit is mature and rich in flavor. Plum jam is one of my favorite ones. I could eat a whole jar by itself, one spoon after the other!

Stonecraft in Molise has ancient roots. It is thought that stone structures and objects were made initially to ensure people’s safety and survival. Entire districts built of stone can be found in some towns in the region, and beautiful examples of architectural and decorative features, such as capitals and statues, are not hard to find.

On the northern slopes of the Simbruini mountains, not away from the border of Lazio, Tagliacozzo is an historical centre whose walls erected in 1410 counted five doors and whose defence was submitted to a castle, in total ruin today. The best interesting part is the one meeting over the Roman arc toward the inside.

For Diego Della Valle, the 63-year-old billionaire owner of Italian luxury leather and apparel giant Tod's Group, style has always trumped fashion. Considering the success Tod's has had since its formation in 1978, Della Valle has a point.

The origins of Robiola di Roccaverano date back to the Celtic-Ligurian period.Its name recalls the Latin term “robium”, referring to the reddish colour of the outer part of the cheese, and the name of the town of Roccaverano in Asti, where this product originated.

A few more than 100 years after his birth, on February 22 1914, Renato Dulbecco remains in the Italian and international history as the figure of the scientist with a human face, at the service of research against diseases with the enthusiasm of a simple and extraordinarily passionate man.

Located at the foot of Mount Etna, which often provides thrilling eruptions, Catania overlooks the Ionian Sea. It is a beautiful art city, an undisputed example of Sicilian Baroque, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other cities in the Val di Noto.

The Quintana Horse Race is a competition among six knights, each one representing a local district. During the race, the knight must use a spear and ride a horse on a 8 shape route to hit the “moro” in the middle. Each assault corresponds to a certain score. The knight has to make 3 assaults in a row for each turn (named “tornata”). There are 3 tur...

In the 1950s the NFL continued to expand. The Cleveland Browns, the dominant team of the AAFC competing league that during the decade in the league, won the NFL title in 1950 on their first participation. In 1951, after a stop that lasted from 1942, the Pro Bowl came back. In 1953 the racial policies of the league were challenged by a Federal Court...

As if Italian wasn’t hard enough with all its spelling rules and doubles, there are some additional little tidbits that complicate the issue. This is the case of the accento, the accent, or maybe a better word for it is “the stress” of the word. First of all, we must say that all words in Italian have an accent. Now, the Italian readers would say:...