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Syracuse was defined by Cicero as “the most beautiful city in Magna Graecia.” He was right of course. Still today the echoes of its ancient grandeur reverberate from the streets, churches and monuments, corroborating its religious and cultural importance: Syracuse is a destination no traveler should pass up and, with Sicily's Mediterranean climate...

The origins of the three different breeds of Vitellone Bianco dell'Appennino Centrale IGP (White Veal from the Central Apennines) are ancient and distinct. The Romagnola breed comes from the Caucasus region of the Ukraine and arrived in Italy with Agilulf’s Lombards in the fourth century A.D. However, it was the engineer Leopoldo Tosi, who created...

The historic textile tradition of Biella owes its development to the characteristics of the local area: its location in the foothills of the Alps favoured livestock breeding rather than extensive crop cultivation and so the use of sheep fleece to provide yarns and fabrics became established in the area.

Robert Carey, the president of NFL Properties Inc., spoke at the Versilia tournament, pledging his interest to Italian leaders in promoting the game in Italy. In March 1978 a contract was signed, under which the NFL committed to designing the logos of Italian teams, reserving all rights with respect to the latter outside Italy, and allowing the new...

The name derives from the old latin word Locus Rotundus, rounded place. Already at the beginning of the 13th century, it was placed on a hill peak surrounded by a walled ring, the village assumed the circular shape that gave it its name, which also appeared in various documents in the following centuries.

The looks can be deceiving, says the popular saying, and i brutti ma buoni are a clear demonstration. Just like in fairy tales, under their rough and irregular appearance, hides a unique and irresistible taste! They are simple, prepared with meringue and ground hazelnuts. These cookies can be traced back to the Italian peasant's tradition; originat...

First Italian woman movie director, one of the first in the world, Elvira Notari is one of those figures that tell an extraordinary life, full of even more important success when compared to the role of women in the society and the art of the age she lived in.

Mobility is entering a new era, one which is more sustainable and efficient. Electricity storage and engine technologies are mature, clean energy sources and smart grids are widely available, climate change imposes new challenges, new life styles emerge and consumers, like institutions, are becoming increasingly aware: all of which allows us to say...

Apulia is the Italian region with the most Carnival celebrations: from Massafra to Gallipoli, from Dauno to Manfredonia and beyond to Poggio Imperiale, the season sees a continual succession of processions and masquerade balls. Particular mention goes to the Carnival of Putignano, a town in the Province of Bari; standing on the Murge Plateau, it is...

The Island of Sicily is rich with water infused with geothermal energy. Thus a thermal itinerary of Sicily is in order to discover the equally-fascinating but lesser known facets of the island. Splendid towns that boast hot springs for re-invigorating body and spirit also have heaps of art, ancient culture and exquisite cuisine to offer its curious...

This month we explore coastal regions in Italy. Much of Italy's regions are bordering water so it's easy to find a region to talk about today. That's what makes Italy so unique in that you can travel to many a region, north to south, and be able to experience mountains, beaches and seas and the inland plains. According to wikipedia, Italy has over...

Languages. Sometimes they are so tricky. Sometimes you think you got it, you can get away with not knowing what the correct word is and just make it up by deducing from your native language, but then you meet them. They are the worst. They are responsible for many gaffes and every language has them. They are the false friends.