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In the area of Valtaro and Valmagra, mushroom picking is a custom that has been passed on for many centuries. Borgo Val di Taro and its valleys became famous all over the world for their porcino mushroom in the late nineteenth century, when many emigrants took this product with them and word spread on the other side of the Atlantic.

It is difficult to describe the charm of Erice in just a few words. In ancient times, the mountain on which it stands was the site of the cult of a goddess of fertility, adored with the name of Astarte by the Phoenicians, who built her a temple. Aphrodite for the Greeks, for the Romans the goddess who protected sailors was Venus Ericina, the Love G...

Technology is more and more embedded in our lives, so much that the IoT (The Internet of things), namely all the devices we have connected or function connected to internet, will be soon called the IoE (The Internet of everything). This scenario sounds as intriguing as scary but it opens the opportunity for designers to create new products, with n...

Every year autumn and winter, with cold weather and abrupt temperature changes, bring in the flu, forcing us to spend four to five days in bed under the blankets waiting for the fever, cough and cold to go away. To fight these symptoms and recover fast, we can start with a healthy diet, bringing to the table tasty foods - comfort foods - rich in vi...

With more than 1.5 million hectares of protected areas (equal to 5% of the national terrain), the 24 Italian national parks make up the country’s green heart. Inside the protected areas nature and its life cycles are preserved and passed down from generation to generation by means of environmental education, initiatives and events that take place a...

In Padua in the late Medieval period the presence of the Basilica of S. Antonio stimulated the development of a school of artisan silversmiths of unparalleled skill, capable of producing masterpieces such as the reliquary that contains Saint Anthony’s chin: a splendid specimen made from molten silver that has been embossed, chased, perforated and g...

Andrea Mantegna is unanimously considered one of the fathers of Renaissance painting in northern Italy. His attention to archeology and his great ability to elaborate classical themes in Roman finds led him to open up one of the great stylistic currents that would contribute to the formation of the Venetian Renaissance, thanks to the closeness and...

Picture this: a small, independent bookstore focusing on Italian and Italian American literature launching an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors and culture. As strange as that may sound, it’s what I AM Books is doing on Nov. 2-3, 2018, when it will launch the first annual IDEA Boston festival at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Camb...

The goodness of Calabrian wine has been known since ancient times. One of the testimonies of the distant past, in fact, is contained in a Greek text of the fourth century BC which, translated into Latin, reads: "Bruttia quae vestem et vinum multum et optimum mittit" (Bruzio exports clothing and wine abundant and of excellent quality). Other importa...

Minerva’s Garden is a botanical garden located in the ancient center of Salerno, close to the western walls of the medieval city along the course of the river Fusandola. During the Middle Ages it was used as a simple garden for educational purposes for students of the Medical School of Salerno, and for this reason it is considered a precursor of th...

Today we are going to talk about one of the most confusing verb topics for English speakers. Ok, no it’s not the congiuntivo yet, so maybe the second most confusing: the past! In this article, we are going to mainly talk about two main tenses: passato prossimo and imperfetto.

The second world war was in full assault when the Sorelle Fontana, three Italian sister-seamstresses from a small village near Parma, opened their first fashion atelier in Rome. It was an audacious move for 1944, but not hastily conceived. Zoe, Micol and Giovanna, all born at the beginning of the 20th century, in the shadow of the first world war,...