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Let’s continue on our journey around Italy and its beautiful dialects. We are now landing in the Italian capital: Rome or as you’d say in Italian, Roma. Roma’s dialect is very interesting because it’s more than a dialect, it’s considered more a way of speaking than a dialect due its similarities in grammar and form to standard Italian. In a way, Ro...

In the mid-nineteenth century Italy was a place of great social differences, varieties of intent and multiplicity of interests and fashions. Suffice it to think that half of the peninsula had been involved in the Independence Wars while the south was placidly on its way to the Bourbon decline that the movie "The Leopard" such beautifully taught us....

I've written about a number of different sweeter style wines. I am one that has a sweet tooth and enjoys a nice dessert wine. I'm veering off from the typical moscato d'asti and brachetto d'acqui in the north and taking you an island off the coast of Sicily for some passito di Pantelleria.

The Lake Penne Oasis is located within the Lake Penne Regional Reserve, in the town of Penne in the Pescara province, in Abruzzo. It broadens for about 1,300 hectares and protects a characteristic wet environment, that of the river bands.

Ciao from Rome! Here we are with another month, another editorial, another wonderful magazine about Italy, from your friends at We the Italians!

Situated in the north of Tuscany, the City of Carrara faces the Ligurian Sea, and rests in front of a background of imposing Apuan Alps. The city blends with the Alpines along a string of fascinating and mutating sceneries, where outlines in white – of both mountains and extracted marble – have shaped the history and fate of this place.

Olive cultivation has deep roots in the area around Siena, and the olive tree can be found in Tuscan works of art and paintings from the late Middle Ages on. There are also texts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that mention the presence of olives over a large part of the hills near Siena which enhanced the magnificent landscape.

From the most distant past, the portion of Umbria between the upper and middle valley of the Tiber River and its tributaries, the Chiascio and Paglia, was settled by communities whose earthenware objects, moulded with sedimentary clay from the local soil, provide important evidence and documents of the development of civilisation.

Castiglione stands on a rise overlooking the southern shore of the Alcantara river, with houses set on a steep slope; the locations of the civil and religious power are both on the highest point of the hill.

Semifreddo (pronounced say-mee-FRAY-dough) that in Italian means half frozen, is a typical Italian dessert prepared with whipped cream, custard and meringue. You can vary the flavors by adding different ingredients such as pistachios, almonds, crushed amaretti cookies, coffee. You can express your creativity! Semifreddo has the texture of frozen mo...

Textiles and art live in harmony in the Bonotto universe. The practiced hands of artisans operate the company's mechanical looms, turning out fabrics for Armani, Prada, Zegna, and Louis Vuitton. Speed takes a backseat to quality; craftsmanship matters more. Contemporary works of art dot the factory floor. Textiles inform art and art informs textile...

Galileo Galilei is one of the personalities that have most marked the history of human knowledge. Not considered by chance the father of contemporary science, the great scholar was born in Pisa on February 15, 1564. The first period of scientific achievements of the Tuscan physicist was spent in Padua, where he was appointed professor of mathematic...