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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...

Immersed within the gently-rolling hills of The Marches, amidst the Metauro and Foglia Valleys lies Urbino, a city rich in history and art. It is so easy to lose oneself in this jewel of a city, walking its streets and sidestreets with your eyes geared up toward its magnificent palazzi. Surrounded by an expansive city (brick and sandstone) wall, U...

One out of four Italians (25%) bought superfoods at least once a year, ie food products to which specific health properties are associated. Italy can offer a good alternative to exotic products, as demonstrated by the first exhibition of Nonna's Superfood, from purple carrots to turquoise potatoes, from Cascia roveja to pompia to purgatory beans. T...

Corpus Domini, also known as Corpus Christi, is a Catholic feast day. It honors the Eucharist, and as such it does not commemorate a particular event in Jesus's life. Many places in Lazio celebrate the days around this festival with infiorata, or flower displays.

After the First World War, with the increase in industrialization and well-being, the American people grew increasingly interested in entertainment and sports. The newspapers of that time often titled about the "Jazz Age" and the "Golden age of sports", in an enthusiastic race towards the '20s. Many Italian Americans, especially of second generatio...

Italian life can be very vivid and colorful, especially now that summer is around the corner. The sun, the sea, the mountains…everything seems to be bright and full of life! Yes, but did you know that even the language has “colors”? Italian uses colors for so many everyday idiomatic expressions! Let’s take a look at a few of them together.