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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:...

The 2017 Venice Biennale d'Arte his entitled "Viva Arte Viva" and is curated by Christine Macel. The setting for this edition is very interesting, because alongside the national pavilions that continue to grow (this year they are 86), nine "cross-pavilions" with particular themes cross both the content offered by the artists selected by the nations...

Of course we'd all love to be sitting in a piazza, watching the locals take their evening passagiata while sipping many of Italy's fine wines, but for those of us that can only dream of it right now can still be left with some suggestions to pick up a bottle, close one's eyes and only dream.

Villa Brusoni Scalella's park is one of the most fascinating and mysterious gardens on the Riviera del Brenta in Venice, Veneto. The consistency of the design and the ingeniousness of the complex solutions of the water system make us think that a high-level designer worked on this, and often the name of the architect Giuseppe Jappelli was made to a...

Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...

Looking for a vacation marked by nature, relaxation and reinvigoration? Want to enjoy sports and athletic activity in the fresh air? Bormio is one of several Italian destinations ideal for all of the above. Set within the expansive fields and pastures of Valtellina and traversed by the River Adda and the Frodolfo Stream, Bormio is a splendid little...

This delicious loaf is a perfect spring and summer recipe when zucchini are in season. It could be a tasty idea for a picnic with family and friends. In fact you can prepare it a day in advance and enjoy it cold the next day or you can also serve it as a stater. Delicious smoked ham and Italian scamorza cheese add flavor, while the zucchini make it...

A technique characteristic of the Marche region, “liccetti” weaving required a traditional loom arranged according to the ancient textile-making process that, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, made it possible to create stylised, patterned borders on fabric. The existence of this procedure in Italian textiles is widely documented in the p...

Apricale is unique. Picturesquely arranged around the small square, it has a stepped appearance, with the old stone buildings rising on several levels: thus it happens that the entrance is at the top floor, and you need to go down the stairs to get to the rest of the house.

The Umbria region is well-known for its artistic and cultural heritage as well as its truffle-loaded and eye-pleasing plains. Nowadays, it is also known as the stall on which sits the so—called King of Cashmere: Brunello Cucinelli. Italy has a vast symbolic, historic, and cultural legacy that spans across thousands of years; from the Etruscans and...