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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.

Prato is a small town in the heart of Tuscany, known by all for its textile production. Its proximity to Florence and its renowned beauties always penalized the rise of a tourist traffic. But at the end of the eighties of last century a virtuous circle made by many collectors, the municipality's desire to emerge and a great insight in focusing on m...

The San Giuliano Lake Oasis is located in the San Giuliano Regional Reserve, established in 2000 in the municipalities of Grottole and Miglionico, in the Matera province. The area covers about 1300 hectares and is one of the most important wetlands of Basilicata.

Ciao from Rome! Happy 2017!! This year will bring to us several big news, we are working very hard on them. Our book continues to be offered on Amazon with a discount, but soon we will publish a new one: "We the Italians in 2016". It will have both the English and the Italian version of the 24 interviews published in 2016, plus in the ebook there...

The city of Ferrara rises on the banks of the Po di Volano River, in the southern plain of Emilia. Over the centuries, this magnificent city has been able to maintain the great prestige it experienced during the era of the House of Este.